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NASA Whats Up for August

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 - August 2016

Posted on: 29 Jul 2016, 12:27 pm

See five planets after sunset and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.

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 87: Pale Red Dot Results

Posted on: 24 Aug 2016, 1:00 pm

This is the ESOcast that no viewer will want to miss. We discuss the result of the quest to find a planet around the closest star to the Solar System.


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 94: The future of Hubble, part II

Posted on: 18 Aug 2016, 10:00 am

In April 2016 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 26th year in orbit. More than a quarter of a century of intriguing observations and remarkable discoveries. But what is there left for Hubble, and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, to do? In this second episode on the future of Hubble scientists and the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute share with us their view on Hubble’s shining future.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA Calls for Research Proposals in Cooperative Agreement Notice, Round Two 25 Aug 2016, 2:54 pm

NASA has released a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) - Cycle 2, for a second round of multi-institutional team-based proposals for researchers who wish to become participating members of its Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

FaviconESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star 24 Aug 2016, 4:48 pm

A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable.

FaviconNASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration 19 Aug 2016, 1:10 pm

NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration

Favicon“Kitchen Smoke” Molecules in Nebula Offer Clues to the Building Blocks of Life 16 Aug 2016, 11:42 am

Using data collected by NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and other observatories, an international team of researchers has studied how a particular type of organic molecules, the raw materials for life – could develop in space.

FaviconNASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016 15 Aug 2016, 7:01 am

NASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon 'Wow!' Again? SETI Mystery Signal Could Long Puzzle Astronomers

Astronomers have detected a very strong radio signal that seems to come from the sunlike star HD 164595, bringing back memories of the Wow! signal of 1977. But will humanity ever truly know where these signals came from?

Favicon Kirk or Picard? 'Star Trek Timelines' Lets You Play As Both

In a battle of favorite "Star Trek" crews, it's hard to pick which one is best. Luckily for fans celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic franchise this September, a mobile game lets you play with nearly any crew you want to.

Favicon Three Hurricanes Seen From Space Station On Same Day | Time-Lapse Video

Exterior cameras on the International Space Station captured imagery of Hurricanes' Lester and Madeline in the Pacific Ocean and Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic. The footage was captured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Favicon Star in a Jar: Space-Age Fusion Machine Underway

U.S. Dept. of Energy announces major new initiative toward clean, safe and virtually limitless power.

Favicon Galaxy Cluster Discovered Over 11 Billion Light Years Away | Video

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have found galaxy cluster CL J1001+0220. It is the most distant galaxy cluster to be found to date.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconAurora over Icelandic Fault 

Admire the beauty but fear the beast. Admire the beauty but fear the beast.

FaviconYoung Suns of NGC 7129 

Young suns still lie Young suns still lie

FaviconAbell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens 

What is that strange arc? What is that strange arc?

FaviconLunar Orbiter Earthset 

Lunar Orbiter Earthset Lunar Orbiter Earthset

FaviconThe Milky Way Sets 

The Milky Way Sets The Milky Way Sets

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconGood Morning From the International Space Station 30 Aug 2016, 10:11 am

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA shared this sunrise panorama taken from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station, writing, "Morning over the Atlantic…this one will hang on my wall."

FaviconAn Age-defying Star 29 Aug 2016, 1:00 pm

An age-defying star designated as IRAS 19312+1950 (arrow) exhibits features characteristic of a very young star and a very old star. The object stands out as extremely bright inside a large, chemically rich cloud of material, as shown in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

FaviconSpeeding Towards Jupiter's Pole 27 Aug 2016, 5:36 pm

Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away. The Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter.

FaviconKatherine Johnson at NASA Langley Research Center 26 Aug 2016, 12:39 pm

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at Langley Research Center. Born on Aug. 26, 1918, in White Sulphur Springs, WV, Johnson worked at Langley from 1953 until her retirement in 1986, making critical technical contributions which included calculating the trajectory of Alan Shepard's historic 1961 flight.

FaviconSpace Station View of Grand Canyon National Park 25 Aug 2016, 11:39 am

To celebrate the centennial of the U.S National Park Service, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA has taken hundreds of images of national parks from his vantage point in low Earth orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Here, a series of Williams' photographs are assembled into this composite image of the Grand Canyon.

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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