This past weekend we had front row seats to a conjunction of the Moon, Mars, and Venus; our three closest celestial neighbors.
One of the advantages of my day job working on campus at Simon Fraser University is having a roof access key to the residence dorm towers. It made for a great view of the conjunction especially as it approached the horizon. Here is a collection of some of my favorite shots from this past Friday and Saturday. By Saturday, the Moon had moved away from Mars and Venus in the sky, but it still made for a spectacular view. The shots were taken with 24mm, 50mm, and 300mm lenses on my DSLR. The last photo of the Moon and Mars was through my 80mm telescope at 600mm focal length also using my DSLR.
Tomorrow marks the start of Fan Expo Vancouver running both Saturday and Sunday. If you are headed to the convention, be sure to come and find us. You can:
1) geek out about space
2) pick up a sharp looking Chasing Atlantis Tee
3) win a sweet limited edition Lego space shuttle set
4) end up in our film!
So we hope to see you there. Just look out for one of us in a booth wearing a Chasing Atlantis Tee!