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NASA Whats Up for July

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 - July 2015

Posted on: 1 Jul 2015, 4:47 pm

Take a grand tour of the Milky Way this month – with binoculars!

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 74: Mapping the Southern Skies

Posted on: 30 Apr 2015, 5:00 am

ESOcast 74 looks at ESO’s pair of survey telescopes at Paranal: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST).


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 episode 85: Ode to Hubble

Posted on: 5 Jun 2015, 10:00 am

To celebrate Hubble's 25th birthday ESA/Hubble asked the public to produce and submit short videos illustrating how Hubble has inspired them. This new Hubblecast episode presents the two winning videos. The episode also introduces us to the creators of the videos and they explain how they produced the videos and the inspiration for creating them.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Testing Space Technologies with Wallops Rocket Launch July 7 2 Jul 2015, 1:54 pm

NASA will test two space technology development projects during the flight of a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 5:45 a.m. EDT, July 7, 2015.

FaviconSOFIA in the Right Place at the Right Time for Pluto Observations 29 Jun 2015, 4:05 pm

In a special celestial event visible only from the Southern Hemisphere, Pluto passed directly between a distant star and the Earth on the morning of June 30, New Zealand time (June 29 in the U.S.).

FaviconSOFIA Points Telescope Toward Pluto Occultation 26 Jun 2015, 5:57 pm

SOFIA Points Telescope Toward Pluto Occultation

FaviconNASA Ames Researchers Available to Discuss Experiments Launching on SpaceX Flight 23 Jun 2015, 4:39 pm

NASA’s commercial partner SpaceX is launching its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station, and experiments from NASA’s Silicon Valley center are onboard.

FaviconSOFIA Begins 2015 Southern Hemisphere Science Flights 19 Jun 2015, 1:03 pm

SOFIA departed from Christchurch, New Zealand at 6:20 pm local time June 19 for the first of 15 planned Southern Hemisphere deployment science flights.

Astronomy News

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Favicon New Horizons Probe's July 14 Pluto Flyby: Complete Coverage

NASA's New Horizons probe is about to lift the veil on Pluto. See Space.com's complete coverage of the spacecraft's epic July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet.

Favicon Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA

Bill Borucki — who came up with the idea for the Kepler Space Telescope in the early 1980s and continued championing the concept through four failed proposals until the mission was finally approved in 2000 — is stepping down from NASA today (July 3).

Favicon NASA Astronaut Hopes to See Fourth of July Fireworks from Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Korniekno and Gennady Padalka don't have any special plans for the Fourth of July aboard the International Space Station — though Kelly will try to see some the fireworks displays down on Earth.

Favicon Russian Cargo Spacecraft Launches Toward Space Station

Russia's Progress 60 freighter launched toward the orbiting lab atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, starting its resupply run off on the right foot after two consecutive cargo-mission failures.

Favicon Russian Progress 60 Cargo Spacecraft Launches To Space Station | Video

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 60 blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 3rd, 2015. It is carrying 3 tons of supplies, fuel, water, oxygen, and food to the International Space Station.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconVenus and Jupiter are Far 

On June 30 Venus and Jupiter were actually far apart, but both On June 30 Venus and Jupiter were actually far apart, but both

FaviconVenus and Jupiter are Close 

On June 30, Venus and Jupiter were close in western skies at dusk. On June 30, Venus and Jupiter were close in western skies at dusk.

FaviconVenus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds 

Have you seen the passing planets yet? Have you seen the passing planets yet?

FaviconAn Unusual Mountain on Asteroid Ceres 

What created this large mountain on asteroid Ceres? What created this large mountain on asteroid Ceres?

FaviconSunspot Group AR 2339 Crosses the Sun 

How do sunspots evolve? How do sunspots evolve?

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconCuriosity's Stars and Stripes 2 Jul 2015, 11:12 am

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The flag is one of four "mobility logos" placed on the rover's mobility rocker arms.

FaviconLight Toned Deposit in the Aureum Chaos Region on Mars 1 Jul 2015, 12:15 pm

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a light-toned deposit in Aureum Chaos, a 368 kilometer (229 mile) wide area in the eastern part of Valles Marineris, on Jan. 15, 2015, at 2:51 p.m. local Mars time.

FaviconEruption of Wolf Volcano, Galapagos Islands 30 Jun 2015, 10:02 am

In late May 2015, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands, Wolf volcano, erupted for the first time in 33 years. The wide image and closeup of Wolf was acquired on June 11, 2015, by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. The false-color images combine near-infrared, red, and green light (ASTER bands 3-2-1).

FaviconSpirals in the D Ring 29 Jun 2015, 10:25 am

Although the D ring of Saturn is so thin that it's barely noticeable compared to the rest of the ring system, it still displays structures seen in other Saturnian rings.

FaviconWatching Meteors From the Space Station 26 Jun 2015, 10:27 am

Astronaut Ron Garan tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011, writing, “What a `Shooting Star’ looks like from space, taken yesterday during Perseid Meteor Shower.” A special camera to record meteor showers will launch to the station aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft, currently scheduled to launch on June 28, 2015.

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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