Bill Nye in front of the Capitol after meeting with members of Congress to explain the importance of funding planetary science and exploration.

Bill Nye in front of the Capitol after meeting with members of Congress to explain the importance of funding planetary science and exploration.

 Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols presented Neil deGrasse Tyson with the Cosmos Award for his outstanding public presentation of science at The Planetary Society’s 35th anniversary celebration in Pasadena, CA.

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols presented Neil deGrasse Tyson with the Cosmos Award for his outstanding public presentation of science at The Planetary Society’s 35th anniversary celebration in Pasadena, CA.

 The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft launches aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft launches aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 Mission control on the morning of the launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Mission control on the morning of the launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 Bill Nye pins the LightSail mission patch to the wall of other missions launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Bill Nye pins the LightSail mission patch to the wall of other missions launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 The launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket.  Cape Canaveral, Florida

The launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

 Bill Nye met with the commanders and generals of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the morning of the launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft.

Bill Nye met with the commanders and generals of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the morning of the launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft.

 The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft launches aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft launches aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 Bill Nye took to the waves to celebrate a successful launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Bill Nye took to the waves to celebrate a successful launch of The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 The crowd at New Horizons headquarters at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab erupted into cheers the moment the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest flyby of Pluto.

The crowd at New Horizons headquarters at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab erupted into cheers the moment the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest flyby of Pluto.

 New Horizons headquarters at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, moments after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest flyby of Pluto.

New Horizons headquarters at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, moments after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest flyby of Pluto.

 Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.  Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.  It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.

Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.

It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

 Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.  Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.  It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.

Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.

It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

 Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.  Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.  It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

Thousands gathered in Times Square on the night that Mars Curiosity safely landed on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.

Seeing so many people gathered together to be a part of the moment on such a late Sunday night was just incredible to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen and listened closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary.

It will always be one of my most memorable nights in NYC.

 March For Science Washington, D.C.

March For Science
Washington, D.C.

 March For Science Washington, D.C.

March For Science
Washington, D.C.

 Bill Nye explains the importance of funding planetary science and exploration to members of Congress at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Bill Nye explains the importance of funding planetary science and exploration to members of Congress at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

 Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a panel about defending Earth from asteroids at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a panel about defending Earth from asteroids at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

  StarTalk  Live at the Bell House Brooklyn, New York

StarTalk Live at the Bell House
Brooklyn, New York

 Total solar eclipse Madras, Oregon

Total solar eclipse
Madras, Oregon

 A combination of several exposures of the total solar eclipse ranging from 1/2000 up to 2 seconds. By including a 2-second exposure, I was able to capture sunlight being reflected off of the Earth's surface and onto the moon, also known as earthshine.

A combination of several exposures of the total solar eclipse ranging from 1/2000 up to 2 seconds. By including a 2-second exposure, I was able to capture sunlight being reflected off of the Earth's surface and onto the moon, also known as earthshine.