Franck Marchis

September 15, 2009

The triple asteroid (93) Minerva – two additional observations!

I reported in August shortly after my observations at Keck Observatory, the discovery of two moonlets around (93) Minerva. As mentioned later, their existence were confirmed […]
September 15, 2009

I discovered the Galilean Satellites with my Galileoscope :-)

The end of the weekend… It was a very pleasant one since I went camping near Lake Camanche with my family and friends and we enjoyed […]
September 11, 2009

The Galileoscopes arrived – instructions and ideas for improvement

Hello, You may have heard about the Galileoscope, a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy. After my visit at the AAS conference at Pasadena, […]
September 10, 2009

Minerva and its two moons – confirmed!

Hello, You may remember that I posted on my blog that we discovered a forth triple asteroid system in the main-belt. I submitted our discovery to […]
September 6, 2009

Mount Wilson Observatory – saved and clean up time

Hello, The cosmic diary was not accessible at the end of the week so I could not post any updates about the wild fire which was […]
September 1, 2009

Fire at Mount Wilson Observatory – some positive news?

Hello, Apparently the Mount Wilson Observatory survived the night. The web cam is still active and this morning did not show any damages on the mountain. […]
August 31, 2009

Mount Wilson Observatory – an update

hi, an update of my previous post. Despite the back fire set up by the firefighters last night, the station fire continued explanding and it is […]
August 30, 2009

Station fire nearby the Wilson Observatory and Jet propulsion Observatory

Hello, A station fire burning North of La Canada, nearby Los Angeles, CA, is moving toward the Wilson Observatory (MWO). This is a serious threat and for […]
August 24, 2009

217P/LINEAR is breaking up or giving birth?

Hello from Hawaii, I am in vacation so this post will be brief. David Cardenosa from the Bootes Obs, Boecillo, Valladolid in Spain (observatory code J05) reported […]