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

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2017 Eclipse schedule (click the image to download)

NASA Whats Up for August

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 - August 2017

Posted on: 1 Aug 2017, 11:58 am

Prep for the August solar eclipse by observing the moon's phases. Plus, catch 2 meteor showers.

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 122 Light: Supermassive Black Holes Feed on Cosmic Jellyfish (4K UHD)

Posted on: 16 Aug 2017, 1:00 pm

Observations of “Jellyfish galaxies” with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their nickname also makes it possible for the gas to reach the central regions of the galaxies, feeding the black hole that lurks in each of them and causing it to shine brilliantly.


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

Ames News RSS

FaviconScientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts 17 Aug 2017, 1:36 pm

Researchers have a new model for explaining how clouds move and change shape in brown dwarfs, using insights from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

FaviconAn Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations 17 Aug 2017, 9:48 am

While the mechanics of a total solar eclipse are actually rather mundane, different flavors of this phenomenon make some very sophisticated science possible.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconAtlas V Rocket and TDRS-M 18 Aug 2017, 1:04 pm

As the Sun rises at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket vents liquid oxygen propellant vapors during fueling for the lift off of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M.

FaviconJupiter: A New Point of View 17 Aug 2017, 8:54 am

This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconTime Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse 

Time Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse  Time Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse

FaviconTotal Solar Eclipse of 1979 

From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth, From cold, clear skies over Riverton, Manitoba, Canada, planet Earth,

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Tips for Safe Eclipse Viewing…from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

Get out and enjoy the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but be sure to protect your eyes, or suffer potentially devastating effects.

Favicon Here Are the Most Amazing Things to Observe During a Solar Eclipse

All sorts of spooky and downright amazing things happen during a solar eclipse, and knowing what to look for makes the experience even better.

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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