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

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The Great Give, 36 hour online giving event to support local nonprofits

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NASA Whats Up for April

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 - April 2018

Posted on: 30 Mar 2018, 7:25 am

What's Up for April? The moon, Mars, and Saturn and the Lyrid meteor shower.

ESO European Southern Observatory ESOcast

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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 156 Light: Weird and Wonderful Dusty Discs (4K UHD)

Posted on: 11 Apr 2018, 6:00 am

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming.


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 109: Diving into the Lagoon Nebula

Posted on: 19 Apr 2018, 10:00 am

On 24 April 1990, Hubble was launched into space. To celebrate its 28th year in orbit, some of Hubble’s precious observation time was used to observe the colourful Lagoon Nebula. One of only two star-forming nebulae visible to the unaided eye, this spectacular stellar nursery is not quite the tranquil landscape its name suggests.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconHow a NASA Team Turned a Smartphone into a Satellite Business 19 Apr 2018, 12:00 pm

Nanosatellites provide detailed observations of Earth for a fraction of the cost of their bigger brothers.

FaviconNew Camera Tech Reveals Underwater Ecosystems from Above 19 Apr 2018, 9:17 am

A NASA Ames researcher has developed a new hardware and software technique that can see through the water to image reefs.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconThe Galápagos Islands 20 Apr 2018, 12:04 pm

"The Enchanted Islands of #Ecuador – the Galápagos," were photographed by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold from aboard the International Space Station.

FaviconCelebrating 28 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope 19 Apr 2018, 11:07 am

This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, giving us a window seat to the universe’s extraordinary stellar tapestry of birth and destruction.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconMoon in the Hyades 

Moon in the Hyades Moon in the Hyades

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon New Shepard: Rocket for Space Tourism

New Shepard is a rocket manufactured by Blue Origin for space tourism. It is designed to take up to six passengers into suborbital space inside of a crew capsule.

Favicon Netflix Doc 'Mercury 13' Chronicles First US Women Tested for Spaceflight

A famous scene from space history gets an unexpected twist in the opening moments of "Mercury 13," a new hour-long documentary from Netflix and directors David Sington and Heather Walsh. "That is one small leap for a woman, another giant step for mankind.

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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