Monday, June 02, 2008

Tracking the ISS and the Space Shuttle

If you want to see something really cool, go outside when the ISS and the space shuttle are passing overhead. The ISS is really bright and can be recognized by its speed (those things move pretty quickly across the sky). Here's a website to help you know when to look. The Space Weather website is also a good, all-around astronomy site.

2 comments:

doug said...

Thanks for those websites; they look very simple, I will have to try them out.

I use http://heavens-above.com, which although somewhat sophisticated, has the added feature of showing a full astronomical table based on your exact location. Plus it shows *every* satellite pass.

Kim said...

I think my husband uses that site, too. Though his favorite astronomy site of all time is www.cloudynights.com--he just put up some of his astrophotography attempts.