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Announcements Saturdays Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Outreach Event has been canceled

ASNH Events for January

ASNH Events

Meetings and Outreach Events

Favicon ASNH BOD Meeting

Recurring Event
First start: 2015-01-06 19:00:00 EST
Duration: 7200
Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524 United States
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon B'nai Jacob Outlook Event Canceled

When: Sat Jan 10, 2015 6pm to Sat Jan 10, 2015 10pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Open House Bethany Observing Station Public Observing Canceled due to extreme cold

When: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7pm to 11pm  EST

Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524 United States
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Once a month the Observatory is opened to the public

Favicon Members Only Observing at the Bethany Observatory

When: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7pm to 10pm  EST

Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH General Meeting

Recurring Event
First start: 2015-01-27 19:00:00 EST
Duration: 7200
Where: 355 Prospect St New Haven CT 06511
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: The general membership meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

Favicon ASNH General Meeting CANCELED

When: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7pm to 9pm  EST
Replaces event originally scheduled for: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7pm

Where: 355 Prospect St New Haven CT 06511
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: The general membership meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

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There are 224 days left until CSP 25
September 11 - 13, 2015

NASA Whats Up for January

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 - January 2015

Posted on: 6 Jan 2015, 11:00 am


Jupiter's moons are putting on an amazing show this month. The orbital path of the moons is tilting edge-ion to the Earth and the sun.





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 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal

Posted on: 14 Jan 2015, 6:00 am


This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.





Hubblecast

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 82: New view of the Pillars of Creation

Posted on: 5 Jan 2015, 5:15 pm


The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. This time Hubble has not just one image for us, but two: as well as the new visible-light image the telescope used infrared light to produce a second breathtaking picture of the region. Between them these images show the pillars in more detail than ever before. In this Hubblecast we explore the different ways in which Hubble, and other telescopes, have captured this iconic object.





CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night

NASA News

NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconWorkshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions 24 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute will co-host a workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions on March 24-26, 2015.

FaviconAmes' Involvement in the SpaceX-5 Resupply Launch 6 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 2:31 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 1:15 p.m.

FaviconInaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize Goes to Louis Allamandola 16 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

The AAS has announced the awarding of its inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Louis Allamandola of NASA's Ames Research Center.

FaviconAmes at AGU Fall Meeting 2014 12 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

AGU14 will gather more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, including individuals from the agency's Ames Research Center.

FaviconAmes Public Event for Orion’s First Test Flight 4 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Join us for the next step in NASA's journey to Mars and beyond! Ames is hosting a launch and splashdown event for Orion's first flight on Dec. 4, 2014 from 1 a.m. to noon.

Astronomy News

SPACE.com

Something amazing every day.

Favicon'Starship View' of Earth and Moon Captured by NASA Jupiter Probe (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 4:45 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an amazing "starship-like view" of Earth and the moon as it made a speedy flyby past our planet on its way to Jupiter in October.

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FaviconHi Juno! Ham Radio Operators Call NASA’s Jupiter Spacecraft | Video 10 Dec 2013, 3:28 pm

Display the item's primary content. See how amateur ham radio operators beamed messages to NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft during its Earth flyby of Oct. 9, 2013. Did their morse code messages of hello reach Juno?

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FaviconRobonaut 2, NASA's Humanoid Space Robot, Will Get Legs Soon (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 3:11 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's robotic astronaut helper is getting its space legs. The space agency is developing two lower limbs for Robonaut 2, a robot designed to eventually help astronauts with tasks on the International Space Station.

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FaviconStarship-Style Earth Fly-By From Jupiter-Bound Probe | Video 10 Dec 2013, 2:54 pm

Display the item's primary content. This cosmic pirouette of Earth and our moon was captured by the Juno spacecraft as it flew by Earth on Oct. 9, 2013. Set be inserted into Jupiter orbit in August 2016.

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FaviconSaturn’s Strange Vortex | Space Wallpaper 10 Dec 2013, 2:16 pm

Display the item's primary content. This colorful space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013.

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APOD for Today

APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconA Night at Poker Flat 

Four NASA suborbital Four NASA suborbital


FaviconClose Encounter with M44 

On Monday, January 26, well-tracked On Monday, January 26, well-tracked


FaviconComet Lovejoy in a Winter Sky 

Which of these night sky icons can you find in this beautiful and deep exposure of the northern winter sky? Which of these night sky icons can you find in this beautiful and deep exposure of the northern winter sky?


FaviconOur Galaxys Magnetic Field from Planck 

What does the magnetic field of our Galaxy look like? What does the magnetic field of our Galaxy look like?


NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconDelta II Rocket With Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Onboard 29 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

A worker is seen preparing the launch gantry to be rolled back from the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard, at the Space Launch Complex 2, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Now scheduled to launch early Friday morning, SMAP is NASA’s first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconNASA's Day of Remembrance 2015 28 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and his wife, Alexis, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns as part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery.  The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.  Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

FaviconNASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Ready for Jan. 29 Launch 28 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) with the Delta II rocket and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory protected by the service structure on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. SMAP is NASA’s first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconSounding Rockets Launch Into an Aurora 27 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

The interaction of solar winds and Earth’s atmosphere produces northern lights, or auroras, that dance across the night sky and mesmerize the casual observer. However, to scientists this interaction is more than a light display. It produces many questions about the role it plays in Earth’s meteorological processes and the impact on the planet’s atmosphere. To help answer some of these questions, NASA suborbital sounding rockets carrying university-developed experiments -- the Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere Turbulence Experiment (M-TeX) and Mesospheric Inversion-layer Stratified Turbulence (MIST) -- were launched into auroras from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. The experiments explore the Earth’s atmosphere’s response to auroral, radiation belt and solar energetic particles and associated effects on nitric oxide and ozone. This composite shot of all four sounding rockets for the M-TeX and MIST experiments is made up of 30 second exposures. The rocket salvo began at 4:13 a.m. EST, Jan. 26, 2015. A fifth rocket carrying the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe remains ready on the launch pad. The launch window for this experiment runs through Jan. 27. Image Credit: NASA/Jamie Adkins > More: M-TeX and MIST Experiments Launched from Alaska

FaviconRocky Mountain National Park Viewed From the International Space Station 26 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain National Park on Jan. 26, 2015, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts posted this photograph, taken from the International Space Station, to Twitter. Virts wrote, "Majestic peaks and trails! Happy 100th anniversary @RockyNPS So much beauty to behold in our @NatlParkService." Image Credit: NASA/Terry Virts

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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