A "blue moon" refers to the second full moon in a single month, so, no, it's not actually blue, but it's still a cool event--it won't happen again until July 2015--and it's even going to be broadcast by The Slooh Space Camera, in case weather or location blocks your view. Strangely and poignantly, the rare event is coming just after Neil Armstrong's death, and will fall on the same day as his memorial service. Read more about it at The Huffington Post.
Meade's RCX400 is the first consumer scope that comes out of the box with all the features you need for optimal stargazing and astrophotography. In addition to its GPS tracking, it has a built-in cooling fan, a motorized focuser, and a heater to keep condensation off the lens. Its mirrors can be aligned electronically, and it offers customized settings for different celestial targets.
10- to 16-inch apertures; $5,150 - $16,400
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.