Astronomy Geek

Funny enough, the movie, "Contact" REALLY got me into astronomy when I was in high school. Though I never moved past amateur level. This combined with the fact that my Dad used to help me pick out constellations in the night sky from my lunch box, took me to a handful of observatories + Star Trek pretty much sealed the deal for me. I had a telescope for a long time that my brother-in-law got me once. That was always a lot of fun. But I saw this today, and it immediately reconnected me with that sense of awe that makes being a space geek oh so worth it.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo

 Just to think, this show goes on over our heads all night every night.

As a bonus, here's a link to some interesting probe footage from NASA a few years ago. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-20060504.html