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

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NASA Whats Up for June

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 - June 2017

Posted on: 1 Jun 2017, 2:30 pm

Plan a planet party at midnight and compare features on Jupiter and Saturn

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 113 Light: Live search for Planets around Proxima Centauri continues (4K UHD)

Posted on: 19 Jun 2017, 6:00 am

In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. Using ESO’s exoplanet hunter, HARPS, they are about to continue the hunt for the nearest exoplanets. See more in this episode of ESOcast Light.


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 101: Our Place in Space

Posted on: 28 Jun 2017, 9:00 am

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconSOFIA Arrives in New Zealand to Observe Southern Skies 23 Jun 2017, 9:00 am

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, on June 22 to conduct seven weeks of observing flights from the Southern Hemisphere.

FaviconScientists Uncover Origins of the Sun’s Swirling Spicules 22 Jun 2017, 3:27 pm

For the first time, a computer simulation — so detailed it took a full year to run — shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge upward so quickly.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconThe Niagara Falls of Mars 28 Jun 2017, 6:19 am

Various researchers are often pre-occupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars.

FaviconAs the Sun Rises, NASA's Global Hawk is Being Prepared for Flight 27 Jun 2017, 8:38 am

Hot summer days in Southern California’s Antelope Valley force many aircraft operations to start early in the morning before the sun rises. On a back ramp at Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, a NASA Global Hawk goes through testing of its communication components and satellite connection links in preparation for flight.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

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A long recognized naked-eye A long recognized naked-eye

FaviconComposite Messier 20 and 21 

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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

Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows

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