Bit by the Astronomy Bug
November 29, 2012
Like Neil deGrasse Tyson, my love of astronomy and space started when I was in 3rd or 4th grade when my parents took me to the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan. There was a "black light" mural depicting the surface of the moon that just mystified and excited me. I wanted to go there. The planetarium show (with the old Zeiss projector) just blew me away. The fascination never left me. Now I have a few telescopes of my own and belong to the local astronomy club as well as the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers.
They are Watching the Skies for You!
Our researchers, worldwide, do absolutely critical work.
Asteroid 2012DA14 was a close one.
It missed us. But there are more out there.