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At Shenandoah National Park, the Earth touches the sky

WTOP columnist Greg Redfern visited Shenandoah National Park this past Friday to discuss asteroids and comets.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 06:17pm EDT

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A personal take on the legendary moon landing

On this day, WTOP columnist Greg Redfern remembers the 1969 moon landing.

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 05:27pm EDT

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Help children see the wonders of science

Once they get it, the results are unbelievable.

Sunday - 06/29/2014, 04:52pm EDT

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Where to find photos, facts about Comet ISON

Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 06:09pm EST

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The heat will be on Comet ISON later this week

Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 02:46pm EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, space place, comet

Massive asteroid set for flyby of Earth

On Friday, the 1.7-mile-wide space rock 1998 QE2 will harmlessly fly by Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles at 4:59 p.m. EDT.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Tags: NASA, asteroid, Greg Redfern


Comet from depths of solar system to be briefly visible

This week, the western sky will have a visitor from the depths of the outer solar system: the Comet PanSTARRS.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 09:40pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, comet

Venus crosses the Sun in once-in-a-lifetime event

Venus last transited the Sun in 2004 and will not do so again until 2117, so it is literally a once- in-a-lifetime event.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 01:11am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Venus

The 'Supermoon' and Venus head toward the Sun

On May 20 there will be an annular eclipse of the Sun that will be visible for much of the globe, but not the easternmost U.S. In an annular eclipse the New Moon cannot cover the Sun completely so a "ring" is seen around the Sun.

Sunday - 05/13/2012, 02:56pm EDT

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Did the Moon sink the Titanic?

There are astronomical aspects to the sinking of Titanic that have come forward on the 100th anniversary and they involve the Moon.

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 10:10am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Titanic

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