Space station approaching! Red alert!

Space station approaching! Red alert!

Space station approaching! Red alert!

Bad Astronomy
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June 9 2011 4:55 PM

Space station approaching! Red alert!

How flipping nerdawesome is this? A lamp that lights up when the International Space Station is visible!

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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He has the plans online so you can build one and code it yourself. I bet a lot of teachers would love to get one of these in their classrooms!

... and I want one too. But I'd wind up soldering my hand to the desk. Sigh.

Tip o' the LED to NASA's Twitter feed.