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

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2017 Eclipse schedule (click the image to download)

NASA Whats Up for December

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 - December 2017

Posted on: 1 Dec 2017, 1:21 pm

Geminids, Ursids, winter constellations.

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 143 Light: ELT Testing in a Wind Tunnel (4K UHD)

Posted on: 15 Dec 2017, 6:00 am

This ESOcast Light explores how and why engineers are undertaking wind tunnel tests for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope.


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 103: Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time

Posted on: 16 Oct 2017, 10:00 am

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a visible counterpart to gravitational waves for the first time: a kilonova from merging neutron stars.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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Favicon50 Years Ago: Pioneer 8 Studies Interplanetary Space 13 Dec 2017, 8:00 am

In 1967, while NASA’s main focus was on landing humans on the Moon before the end of the decade, the Agency was also interested in studying interplanetary space.

FaviconPlants, Muscles, Microbes and Cells: NASA Biology Experiments Are Space Station-Bound 12 Dec 2017, 7:11 am

Several bioscience experiments developed at NASA’s Ames Research Center, in California’s Silicon Valley are about to launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s 13th commercial resupply services mission for NASA.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconSoyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan 14 Dec 2017, 12:23 pm

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

FaviconThe Fault in Our Mars 13 Dec 2017, 10:56 am

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconGeminids of the North 

Geminids of the North Geminids of the North

FaviconJupiter Diving 

Jupiter Diving Jupiter Diving

Astronomy News

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Favicon Best Robot Kits for Kids

Robot kits can help children learn to build as well as to code. Based on our testing, here are the best kits for every age and skill level.

Favicon The Secret Behind the Success of the New 'Star Wars' Films

In the 40 years since the original “Star Wars” film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse.

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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