All events are CANCELLED for October


Due to COVID 19 CSP 30 Has Been Postponed until next year. See You Next Year Sept 10-12 2021

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

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NASA Whats Up for October

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 - October 2020

Posted on: 1 Oct 2020, 8:03 pm

What are some skywatching highlights in October 2020? Not one, but two, full moons; Mars at opposition; and finding the Andromeda galaxy.

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.

FaviconESOcast 231 Light: Death by Spaghettification

Posted on: 12 Oct 2020, 8:00 am

Using telescopes from ESO and other organisations around the world, astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. This video summarises the findings.


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 131 Special: Showcase of Hubble's 30th Anniversary Artistic Creations

Posted on: 26 Aug 2020, 4:00 am

On 24 April 2020, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebraetd its 30th anniversary. ESA/Hubble invited the general public to submit Hubble-themed artistic creations to celebrate this special milestone. Submissions received included drawings, paintings, sculptures, music, and poetry that were all inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope. This Hubblecast features a variety of the visual creations received.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Breaking News

A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA news articles and press releases.

FaviconNASA, European Space Agency Formalize Artemis Gateway Partnership 27 Oct 2020, 10:48 am

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on the Artemis Gateway. This agreement is an important element in a broad effort by the United States to engage international partners in sustainable lunar exploration and to demonstrate technologies necessary for a future human mission to Mars.

FaviconNASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Crew-1 Mission Update, Target New Launch Date 26 Oct 2020, 6:20 pm

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

Favicon'Sprites' Frolic in Jupiter's Atmosphere 28 Oct 2020, 9:12 am

The lightning phenomenon known as a sprite depicted at Jupiter in this illustration.

FaviconNASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Casts Her Vote from Space 27 Oct 2020, 9:34 am

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins points to the International Space Station's "voting booth" where she cast her vote from space this month.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconThe Ghoul of IC 2118 

The Ghoul of IC 2118 The Ghoul of IC 2118

FaviconNGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula 

Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known?

Astronomy News News Feed

Favicon SpaceX is replacing 2 rocket engines for its next astronaut launch for NASA

SpaceX is replacing two engines on the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch its next NASA astronaut mission after spotting a problem on an earlier launch.

Favicon This new ocean-mapping satellite will help us all understand the impacts of climate change

Examining coastal sea rise, tracking underwater ocean waves and adding to long-term data about climate change will be the main scientific return of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite mission.

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

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