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ASNH Events (stargazing, meetings, public events) for December

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NASA Whats Up for December

NASACast: What's Up? Video Podcasts

What's Up? -- A monthly video that gives tips for where you can find the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Also includes amateur astronomy news and updates on NASA missions.

FaviconWhat's Up - December 2016

Posted on: 1 Dec 2016, 10:57 am

2016 ends with fireworks as three planets line up as if ejected from a Roman candle.

ESO European Southern Observatory ESOcast

ESOcast SD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

FaviconESOcast 89: Chile Chill 8 – “A Bird’s Eye View of ESO Observatories”

Posted on: 29 Nov 2016, 5:00 am

Soaring through the cloudless Chilean sky might seem like something from a dream, but this ESOcast allows you to do just that. Incredible aerial photography of ESO’s facilities in Chile provides a new perspective on the world’s most productive astronomical observatories, showcasing their engineering ingenuity and spectacular surroundings from a whole new angle.


Hubblecast HD

The latest news about astronomy, space and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope presented in High Definition is only for devices that play High Definition video (not iPhone or iPod). To watch the Hubblecast on your iPod and/or iPhone, please download the Standard Definition version also available on iTunes.

FaviconHubblecast 96: How many galaxies are there?

Posted on: 13 Oct 2016, 10:00 am

Since Edwin Hubble discovered that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the Universe astronomers try to find out how many of them are there. This new Hubblecast focusses on the question “How many galaxies are there?” including the new numbers achieved in 2016.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconSOFIA Sees Super-Heated Gas Streams Churning up Possible Storm of New Stars 8 Dec 2016, 11:31 am

SOFIA observes streams of dense, hot material flowing from a massive protostar impacting a cloud of dust and gas that may, one day, result in the formation of new stars.

FaviconEugene Tu: From Ames Intern to Ames Center Director 6 Dec 2016, 9:00 am

As a second-generation American, the director of Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Eugene Tu, may be the embodiment of President Obama’s belief that our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconLinear Dunes, Namib Sand Sea 8 Dec 2016, 7:02 am

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a long lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.

FaviconOceanic Nonlinear Internal Solitary Waves From the Lombok Strait 7 Dec 2016, 7:37 am

On November 1, 2016, NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Indonesia, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture a stunning true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconIC 4628: The Prawn Nebula 

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FaviconWhirlpool with Comets 

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Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Watch Live Now! Japanese Freighter Launching To Space Station @ 8:26 am ET

Japan's robotic H-II Transfer Vehicle-6 is scheduled to launch Friday (Dec. 9) at 8:26 a.m. EST (1326 GMT) from Tanegashima Space Center. You can watch the liftoff live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST (1300 GMT).

Favicon Trump Adviser Sees Pence Playing a Major Role in Space Policy

The space policy adviser during the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Dec. 7 that he foresees Vice President-elect Mike Pence being involved in shaping the space policy of the next administration.

Faces of the Moon A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

There Once Was A Sky Full Of Stars A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotography A new book by ASNH member Ruben Kier Click the book below for a review from Springer.com

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