Franck Marchis

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 […]
August 21, 2009

The discovery of a new triple asteroid – (93) Minerva

Hello, So I was quite mysterious after my observations at Keck Observatory, and I briefly mentioned that we discovered something interesting during the night. I will […]
August 16, 2009

A fantastic night at Keck observatory – A follow-up

Hello, Yesterday I was observing at Keck Observatory as you could read in my previous post. I was not very positive when I wrote my post […]
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 […]