Chester'S PREMIER ASTRONOMY SOCIETY
2017 * Total Solar Eclipse Website * 2024
But While We Wait For 2024.....
E. H. “Jack” McClure
of Chester, Illinois
was a proud American
and an early supporter of
NASA’s missions. Having
been born in 1911,
he had seen many
advances in technology
during his life,
but space travel intrigued
him the most. In July 1969
he composed this song and
lyrics to commemorate the
1st manned Lunar landing. His son and two grandchildren, Michael II and Christine, have incorporated his song (see the video featured above) in a tribute to the 50th
Anniversary our first Lunar stroll AND the 25th Anniversary of his passing.
Jack’s Earthly mission ended 25 years after the Apollo 11 landing, but the pioneering spirit that inspired him continues…
A Special Thank You To NASA For Providing The Stellar Images!
NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard 2026
JULY 20, 2026 Tenative Launch
We're All On Board ... Will You Join Us? It's FREE !!!
NASA Invited Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard 2020
WE LANDED FEB. 18. 2021
Will You Join Us For The Next Flight? See Details In Above Panel For 2026 Mars Rover Launch!
Photo from MARS showing our names that are engraved on the Perseverance Rover's main frame support!!!
A closeup view of the three silicon chips which contain the nearly 11 million names that joined us on this special landing.
Gorgeous 4K UHD Panorama View From Perseverance's 4th Martian day in Jezero Crater
Solar plasma streamer and bright Mercury from Parker Solar Probe first images Nov 8 2018 at 27 million km away from sun
We're All On Board ... Did You Make It Too?
NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries
As Parker Solar Probe passed through the corona on encounter nine
(Dec. 2021) , the spacecraft flew by structures called coronal streamers. These structures can be seen as bright features moving upward in the upper images and angled downward in the lower row. Such a view is only possible because the spacecraft flew above and below the streamers inside the corona. Until now, streamers have only been seen from afar. They are visible from Earth during total solar eclipses.
Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory