• January 27, 2022

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A native El Pasoan, Amy Cooley attended Parkland High School before beginning her studies in physics at EPCC. With her love of dark skies increasing, she transferred to New Mexico Tech University where she earned her degree in Astronomy. Moving back to El Paso in 2008, she now wants to share her love of the cosmos with the city she calls home.

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Mars Perseverance Rover shows its MOXIE

Most everyone remembers when Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) activated the alien reactor and the skies of Mars filled with breathable air. Admittedly, when I first watched Total Recall, I didn’t find this plot idea to be too feasible. I mean let’s be real here, Mars is a cold, desert planet with an atmosphere largely made […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: SpaceX’s Demo2 Launch Postponed

Over one million people tuned in Wednesday to watch the first launch of American astronauts from American soil in nearly a decade. Using the hashtag “LaunchAmerica” viewers took to social media to pose their questions and leave comments for Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, veteran STS astronauts, as they sat inside the Crew Dragon atop […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: NITARP 2021 Application now available for educators

NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, gets teachers involved in authentic astronomical research. They partner small groups of educators with a mentor professional astronomer for an original research project. The educators incorporate the experience into their classrooms and share their experience with other teachers. The program, for any interested formal and informal educators, runs […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Get ready for SpaceX’s Demo 2 Launch

While much of America is still under some type of quarantine, history is about to made in a big way. No, I’m not talking about the pandemic. I’m talking about the much anticipated, upcoming launch of American astronauts from American soil. A feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Apollo 13 – Alone Together

During this time of quarantine and social distancing, it’s hard for many of us to stay indoors without going stir crazy. One thing we have going for us is that we are alone together. We have social media and cell phones for connection with others. There is internet to provide us with entertainment. We can […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Insights Museum offers info on ‘At Home

Wondering what do with the kiddos during their extended break? Insights Museum has the answers you seek! Below is a list of activities, both indoor and outdoor, that allow for social distancing while keeping the learning alive during this time of quarantine. Insights will be adding more activities through the duration of quarantine protocols. STEAM […]Read More