Franck Marchis

August 16, 2009

Binary asteroids and good Omens – the dilemma of observers

Hello, I am in Hawaii on the Big Island preparing our observations at Keck Observatory for tonight. If the weather gets clear, it is going to […]
August 13, 2009

I am back… Jupiter Impact 32 days after its discovery

Hello, So after the Jupiter Impact and the madness which followed, I got buried into a lot of work. Today, I will not post much but […]
July 30, 2009

Jupiter impact 2009 – follow-up observations

Hello, I am sorry for not having written much on this blog over the last week. After we confirmed using the Keck NIRC2 image that indeed […]
July 23, 2009

A first class telescope for a first class astronomical site

Dear readers, After several years of site testings the consortium in charge of building the TMT (Thirty-Meter Telescope) announced that they have chosen the Mauna Kea […]
July 21, 2009

Jupiter got a bruise.. only one but a large one.

Hello, Last Sunday I posted on my blog an announcement about the possible recent impact on Jupiter atmosphere. I did not realize that a lot of […]
July 20, 2009

We really walked on the Moon…

Hello, We all heard about this conspiration rumors which claimed that the Apollo missions were never a success and nobody ever walked on the Moon. Just […]
July 19, 2009

URGENT: possible impact on the southern pole of Jupiter?

Hello, if you have access to a telescope you should know that an amateur astronomer in Australia reported the observations of a scare on the atmosphere […]
July 16, 2009

Beginning of the Apollo 11 's Commemoration

Hello, Forty years ago, the fifth human space flight called Apollo 11 was launched using a Saturn V from the Kennedy Space Center with three astronauts […]
July 2, 2009

Live talk today: Implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for ETI

Today, the SETI Institute will host Ray Kurzweil, the director of the singularity University. He will discuss the implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the […]