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Support your favorite nonprofit (ASNH) AND get your gifts matched during The Great Give® 2017. Starts 8:00am on May 2nd and ends 8:00pm on May 3rd. Visit thegreatgive.org to learn more.


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There are 149 days left until CSP 27
September 22 - 24, 2017
Registration starts on 07-13-2017

CSP Highlights

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

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2017 Eclipse schedule (click the image to download)

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 - March 2017

Posted on: 1 Mar 2017, 12:24 pm

What's Up - March 2017

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 103 Light: New ALMA accommodation unveiled (4K UHD)

Posted on: 25 Apr 2017, 9:00 am

The stunning new ALMA Residencia building has just been handed over.


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 99: Hubble’s biggest discoveries — part 2 (Italian)

Posted on: 24 Apr 2017, 6:53 am

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconPlanet Hunters Named in TIME’s Top 100 Most Influential People 20 Apr 2017, 3:33 pm

Three extraordinary planet-hunters have been recognized by TIME Magazine as this year’s top 100 most influential people: Natalie Batalha from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley; Michael Gillon from the University of Liège in Belgium; and Guillem Anglada-Escudé from the Queen Mary University in London.

FaviconKepler Scientist on Time Magazine's Most Influential List 20 Apr 2017, 8:01 am

NASA's Kepler Mission Planet-Hunter Natalie Batalha Named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconCygnus Spacecraft Approaches Space Station in the Sunset 26 Apr 2017, 11:19 am

On Saturday April 22, 2017, Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station. Using the station's robotic Canadarm2, Cygnus was successfully captured by Pesquet and Commander Peggy Whitson at 6:05 a.m. EDT Saturday morning.

FaviconJames Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom 25 Apr 2017, 9:14 am

It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconMt. Etna Lava Plume 

Mt. Etna Lava Plume   Mt. Etna Lava Plume

FaviconA Split Ion Tail for Comet Lovejoy E4 

What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? What's happened to Comet Lovejoy?

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Astronaut Peggy Whitson to Make 1st 4K Live Stream from Space Today: How to Watch

NASA's record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitsonisn't finished making firsts in space. And today, Whitson will make the first ultra-high-definition live video from the International Spaec Station and you can watch it live.

Favicon Google Doodle Celebrates Cassini Probe's 'Grand Finale' Saturn Dive

Today, Google is honoring NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn with an adorable Google Doodle featuring the spacecraft swooping between the planet and its rings.

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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Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows
The 4th Saturday of the month from 9-11am
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