Wednesday, November 01, 2006

LunarPhase Pro Affiliate Commission Increased To 50%

The Night Sky Observer has teamed up with Clickbank and now offers LunarPhase Pro through Clickbank, one of the premier digital download networks in the world. Because of Clickbank's low administration fees, affiliate can now earn a 50% (up from 40%) commission (approx. $18) on sales of the digital download version of LunarPhase Pro. Becoming an affiliate is free. All the information you need to sign up is at the Affiliate Page.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Become a LunarPhase Pro Affiliate - It's Free!

Night Sky Observer has teamed up with Clickbank to also offer LunarPhase Pro through them. Clickbank is one of the premier digital download networks in the world. Because of their low administration fees, LunarPhase Pro affiliates can earn a 40% commission on sales of the digital download version of the software. Becoming an affiliate is free and you don't even need to have bought LunarPhase Pro. All the information you need to sign up is here:

Clickbank offer over 10,000 digital products. They accept all major cards as well as PayPal. If you become an affiliate (it's free), all you need to do is advertise your affiliate link. That will take any potential buyer to the LunarPhase Pro page, which does the selling on your behalf, so you don't even need to worry about handling transactions or delivering the software. And every two weeks, Clickbank mails out commission checks.

Simple, clean and easy.

Earn some extra money for yourself or your club.

If there's any creatives you'd like me to add to the affiliate page, let me know.

Gary Nugent.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Aurora Alert

An explosion on the sun on Aug. 16 hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. The approaching cloud could spark a geomagnetic storm when it arrives, probably on August 18th. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

If a storm erupts, the best displays will be at higher latitudes: e.g., Alaska, Canada, and Scandinavia. However, auroras could descend to lower latitudes, too, spreading across northern-tier US states from Maine to Washington and elsewhere.

Sometimes during a geomagnetic storm, the sky appears to be blank--no auroras. The display may be too faint to see with the unaided eye. Try using your camera: a 15+ second exposure can reveal colorful auroras just below the threshold of naked-eye visibility.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Cassini Finds Lakes on Titan's Arctic Region

Numerous well-defined dark patches resembling lakes are present in radar images of Titan's high latitudes. At Titan's frigid temperatures, about minus 180 degrees Celsius, the liquids in the lakes are most likely methane or a combination of methane and ethane.

"This is a big deal," said Steve Wall, deputy radar team leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've now seen a place other than Earth where lakes are present."

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Titan's Great Lakes

Radar sweeps of Saturn's moon Titan, completed just a few days ago by the Cassini spacecraft, have revealed something extraordinary: fluid-filled lakes. Researchers believe the fluid is not water, but liquid methane, a flammable hydrocarbon. See the radar images at .

Upcoming Meteor Shower

This week, Earth is passing through a meteoroid stream from -- where? Its source is unknown. Every year in late July, the mystery stream produces a mild but pretty meteor shower, the Southern Delta Aquarids. The best time to look is Friday morning, July 28th. These meteors tend to be faint, so dark country skies are recommended.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Solar Eruption

Yesterday (July 19th) on the sun, a magnetic filament snapped. The resulting explosion hurled a CME into space and sent beautiful waves of energy surging through the sun's atmosphere. Although the CME is not heading directly for Earth, the outskirts of the cloud might brush against Earth's magnetic field on July 23rd, causing a mild geomagnetic storm.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Binocular Discounts have some great deals on astronomy binoculars at the moment with discounts ranging from 20%-45%. Of particluar note is the Nikon 20x120 Bino-Telescope which has a 45% discount.

Other highly discounted models are:

Other lower discounted models (20% discount) are also available. Might be a good time to pick up a pair!

The Apollo Chronicles

The fourth installment of Science@NASA's Apollo Chronicles explains why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin couldn't fall asleep 37 years ago in the Sea of Tranquillity.

Full story here