Total Lunar Eclipse in Baton Rouge

I first learned about the most recent total lunar eclipse yesterday afternoon while watching the repeats on Cable Channel 9 (WAFB). Weatherman Jeff Morrow told us that the skies should be clear, save for the usual fog that would appear at around 6pm locally. Luckily, I was able to go out this morning and snap … Continue reading Total Lunar Eclipse in Baton Rouge

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‘GRAVITY’ — All in The Day’s Work

Right on time with my seventh Shuttle launch, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity opened in theaters. Any true spaceflight and astronomy aficionado like me would normally have a huge beef with Hollywood-tainted space flicks—the launch sequence in Armageddon would have one of us ready to take a Louisville Slugger to the screen. But just as projected, Gravity … Continue reading ‘GRAVITY’ — All in The Day’s Work

Javan Does Baton Rouge — Highland Road Park Observatory/International Astronomy Day

April 20th was scheduled to be a big day for me. It was to mark the third launch of my Space Shuttle series (full website here), and it was also to mark the beginning of my Summer tour of Baton Rouge. I can now say that it held true. While I was out, I thought … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Highland Road Park Observatory/International Astronomy Day