Last week, the Soyuz spacecraft had to suddenly abort its flight to the ISS, sending Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and Astronaut Nick Hague on a rapid decent to the Earth below. In an interview with the Associated Press, Nick Hague gave his account of what it was like during the failed mission. “We knew that if […]Read More
Search Results for: amy'sA 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.
Early Thursday morning, the Russian Soyuz rocket failed during its launch while carrying a US-Russian crew to the International Space Station. Luckily, the crew is safe despite the capsule falling back to Earth in a ballistic re-entry, according to NASA officials. While NASA hasn’t provided many details about the failure, they did confirm that there […]Read More
Ever since humans first began looking up at the night sky, the one question that always burned in the mind has been: are we alone? There are many legends among ancient civilizations that talk of visitors from the heavens and some even built entire religions on this idea. But, in more modern times, we have […]Read More
The northeast side of El Paso is host to some of the darkest skies in the city, and on Friday night, EPCC’s Transmountain campus held a full moon viewing event. Free of charge and open to the public, mini lectures were given on lunar facts, five telescopes made available for use, and refreshments were also […]Read More
The El Paso Herald-Post is proud to announce that our contributor Amy Cooley, known best for her column Amy’s Everyday Astronomy, has been selected to be a NASA Solar System Ambassador for West Texas. After undergoing a rigorous selection process and attending several classes with NASA, Amy is now able to work in an official capacity […]Read More
On September 6th, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, closed the Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico. With FBI on sight due to an unnamed security threat, all personnel and onsite residents were evacuated, and the local post office was also shut down. […]Read More