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

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NASA Whats Up for February

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 - February 2016

Posted on: 29 Jan 2016, 5:20 pm

Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris, and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day.

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 81: Red Sprites

Posted on: 1 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

As night falls, telescopes at ESO's observatories are just starting the night’s observations. But all of a sudden a strange phenomenon appears in the distance. What could this be? Let’s take a closer look!


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 89: Edwin Hubble

Posted on: 10 Dec 2015, 10:00 am

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconTraveling for the Super Bowl? Soon NASA Software Will Help Avoid Weather-related Travel Delays in the Sky 6 Feb 2016, 12:32 am

More than 75,000 ticketholders will fill Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50, but more than one million people are expected to take part in activities nearby.

FaviconNASA Turns the Super Bowl Into Lesson in Aerodynamics 5 Feb 2016, 7:51 am

Aerodynamics is the study of how air and liquids, referred to collectively as "fluids," flow around objects.

FaviconAmes Hosts “State of NASA” Events, Tours Feb. 9 3 Feb 2016, 3:08 pm

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and selected social media for “State of NASA” events.

FaviconSecond Life for Historic Hangar One Wood: Super Bowl 50 Stadium Décor 1 Feb 2016, 8:01 pm

For more than 85 years, planks of old-growth redwood in the roofing of iconic Hangar One reverberated to sounds of aircraft flying overhead. Today, it reverberates to the roars of fans as it lines the walls of a brand-new San Francisco Bay Area institution seven miles away.

FaviconAirborne Asteroid Impact Chasers Release Findings On Space Junk Object WT1190F 29 Jan 2016, 6:39 pm

Airborne Asteroid Impact Chasers Release Findings On Space Junk

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Favicon Super Bowl 50 Has Some Surprising Space Twists

Hey, football fans! As you gear up for today's Super Bowl 50, you might be surprised how much space is involved – and we're not just talking about the satellite television feed that will beam the big game into your living room in glorious high-definition.

Favicon What Is a 'Morning Star,' and What Is an 'Evening Star'?

What is a "morning star," and what is an "evening star"? Aren't they all planets? Can a planet sometimes be both of those things, or neither? Here's the complete guide for understanding these stargazing terms.

Favicon NASA's Orion Crew Module Arrives in Florida to Prep for 2018 Flight

The crew module of NASA's Orion capsule, which is scheduled to fly around the moon on a 2018 test flight, arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida this week.

Favicon Where the Super Bowl Meets Space: NASA's Aerodynamics Lab

The secret to throwing a perfect football pass can be revealed with lots of practice on the field — or by studying the ball's aerodynamics, as scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center did.

Favicon SpaceX's Grasshopper: Reusable Rocket Prototype

Grasshopper was a reusable rocket prototype tested by the company SpaceX in preparation for more ambitious launches.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconAdvanced LIGO: Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded 

Accelerate a charge and you'll get Accelerate a charge and you'll get

FaviconFive Planets at Castell de Burriac 

Five Planets at Castell de Burriac Five Planets at Castell de Burriac

FaviconMassive Stars in NGC 6357 

Massive Stars in NGC 6357 Massive Stars in NGC 6357

FaviconDwarf Planet Ceres 

Dwarf Planet Ceres Dwarf Planet Ceres

FaviconGalaxy Wars: M81 versus M82 

In the lower left corner, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy In the lower left corner, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconHubble Views Merging Galaxies in Eridanus 5 Feb 2016, 8:36 am

This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a peculiar galaxy known as NGC 1487, lying about 30 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Eridanus.

FaviconFloating Hills on Pluto's Sputnik Planum 4 Feb 2016, 11:59 am

The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto’s surrounding uplands. These hills individually measure one to several miles or kilometers across, according to images and data from NASA’s New Horizons mission.

FaviconFeb. 3, 1995, Astronaut Eileen Collins at the Pilot's Station on Shuttle Discovery 3 Feb 2016, 11:24 am

In this Feb. 3, 1995, image taken onboard space shuttle Discovery on flight day one of the STS-63 mission, astronaut Eileen M. Collins -- the first woman to pilot the shuttle -- is at the pilot's station during a "hotfiring" procedure prior to rendezvous with the Russian Mir Space Station.

FaviconSuccessful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station 2 Feb 2016, 10:41 am

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan. 29, 2016 from the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan's Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites: AggieSat4 built by Texas A&M University students, and BEVO-2 built by University of Texas students.

FaviconSuper Guppy Ready to Transport the Orion Spacecraft 1 Feb 2016, 10:08 am

NASA's Super Guppy aircraft readies to transport an Orion spacecraft from the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana to Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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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