Click the image to see the story on the Abbey Ridge Observatory website.
Very few people ever get to see a supernova, much less discover one. And now a young child has found one! Here's a charming BBC interview with Kathryn Gray, Supernova Girl:
Move over, Clyde Tombaugh,
discoverer of the planet Pluto! (That's him to the right with his home-made telescope.)
Beautiful, clear day outside here in Lawrence, Kansas. Also frakkin' cold, with actual temps below zero Fahrenheit tonight, with wind chills in the negative teens. Oh, and half a foot of snow on the ground. Methinks I shall do no astronomy tonight.