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ASNH Events for July

ASNH Events

Meetings and Outreach Events

Favicon ASNH BOD Meeting

When: Tue Jul 1, 2014 7pm to Tue Jul 1, 2014 9pm  EDT

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH General Meeting (Will resume in October)

When: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7pm to Tue Jul 29, 2014 9pm  EDT

Where: Yale Leitner Student Observatory
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: The general membership meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconAreas of Ames Ingenuity: Entry Systems 18 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Entry Systems are the complete package of heat shields, parachutes, software, and other articles needed for a vehicle to successfully transition from space to operations in the atmosphere of a planet or land on other planets.

FaviconNASA Ames Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard Orbital Sciences Resupply Mission 14 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

A multitude of NASA research investigations, crew provisions, hardware and science experiments from across the country is headed to the International Space Station aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft. The cargo craft launched aboard Orbital's Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 9:52 a.m. PDT Sunday.

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FaviconOuter Space to Inner Space: SOFIA Inside Lufthansa Technik Hangar 11 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

NASA personnel along with Lufthansa 747SP specialists to perform a wide range of inspections and major maintenance over the next few months.

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FaviconNASA Ames Launches Smartphone Upgrade and CubeSat Aboard Orbital Rocket 8 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Ames will launch a variety of experiments into space aboard NASA's second commercial cargo resupply flight of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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FaviconAmes 75th Anniversary Living Museum 1 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

In partnership with our neighbors in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the people of NASA Ames will display items from the center's past and present in a "living museum." Please stop by during business hours in the month of July 2014 to learn more about the excitement building in your community and in the outer reaches of space.

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Astronomy News


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconCave with Aurora Skylight 

Yes, but have you ever seen aurora from a cave? Yes, but have you ever seen aurora from a cave?

FaviconSpacecraft Rosetta Shows Comet has Two Components 

Why does this comet's nucleus have two components? Why does this comet's nucleus have two components?

FaviconA Solar Filament Erupts 

What's happened to our Sun? What's happened to our Sun?

FaviconAlicante Beach Moonrise 

In this beach and skyscape from Alicante, Spain, In this beach and skyscape from Alicante, Spain,

FaviconOu4: A Giant Squid Nebula 

A mysterious, squid-like apparition, this nebula A mysterious, squid-like apparition, this nebula

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconNASA Officials and Astronauts Tour Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building 21 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA officials and Apollo astronauts tour the refurbished Operations and Checkout Building, newly named for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. Viewing the Orion crew module stacked on top of the service module from left, are Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. The building's high bay is being used to support the agency's new Orion spacecraft, which will lift off atop the Space Launch System. Orion is designed to take humans farther than they've ever gone before, serving as the exploration vehicle that will carry astronauts to deep space and sustain the crew during travel to destinations such as an asteroid or Mars. The visit of the former astronauts was part of NASA's 45th anniversary celebration of the moon landing. As the world watched, Neil Armstrong and Aldrin landed in the moon's Sea of Tranquility aboard the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Meanwhile, crewmate Collins orbited above in the command module Columbia.  Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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FaviconOrion Crew Module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building, Kennedy Space Center 21 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

NASA's Orion spacecraft crew module has been stacked on the service module inside the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center -- renamed on July 21, 2014 as the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building in honor of the legendary astronaut and first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. The Operations and Checkout Building was built in 1964. The facility has played a vital role in NASA’s spaceflight history. The high bay was used during the Apollo program to process and test the command, service and lunar modules. The facility is being used today to process and assemble NASA’s Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to embark on the next giant leap in space exploration, sending astronauts to an asteroid and Mars. Photo Credit: NASA

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FaviconThe Eagle Prepares to Land 20 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine. Image Credit: NASA   if(typeof(dstb)!= "undefined"){ dstb();}

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FaviconAstronaut John Glenn at Cape Canaveral 18 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., wearing a Mercury pressure suit, is photographed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, during preflight training activities for the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Glenn made America's first manned Earth-orbital spaceflight on Feb. 20, 1962. Launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida) Launch Complex 14, he completed a successful three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Glenn's "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft landed approximately 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. Mission duration from launch to impact was 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. Image Credit: NASA

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FaviconCaribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station 17 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July 15, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami. Image Credit: NASA

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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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