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September 26 - 28, 2014

CBS News Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night

ASNH Events for September

ASNH Events

Meetings and Outreach Events

Favicon ASNH BOD Meeting

When: Tue Sep 2, 2014 7pm to Tue Sep 2, 2014 9pm  EDT

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Bauer Park Outreach Event

When: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8pm to 10pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Directions: Bauer Park is opposite the intersection of Copse Road and Hunter's Trail. Driving from I-95 take exit 61, follow Rte 79 north, for 500 feet to Hunters Trail. Turn left onto Hunters Trail and follow for ½ mile to intersection with Copse Road. The Farmhouse will be diagonally across from you. Entrance drive is next to the farmhouse.

Favicon Open House Bethany Observing Station Public Observing

When: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7pm to Fri Sep 19, 2014 11pm  EDT

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Once a month the Observatory is opened to the public

Favicon CSP Registration prep

When: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7pm to Tue Sep 23, 2014 8pm  EDT

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon CSP

When: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4pm to Sun Sep 28, 2014 12pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH General Meeting (Will resume in October)

When: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7pm to Tue Sep 30, 2014 9pm  EDT

Where: Yale Leitner Student Observatory
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: The general membership meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

NASA News

NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA's Ames Research Center 75th Anniversary Open House 18 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Save the Date: Oct. 18, 2014 -- the first Ames Open House in 17 years!

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FaviconKepler Mission Manager Update: K2 collecting data 8 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

K2, the two-wheel operation mode of Kepler, officially began collecting data on May 30 and performance has been spectacular.

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FaviconNASA Ames Team Conducts Field Campaign Events in Idaho 6 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

The The Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration (FINESSE) team's first field campaign from July 29 to August 8, 2014 will include a media opportunity.

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FaviconGallery & Media 31 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Astronomy News

SPACE.com

Something amazing every day.

Favicon'Starship View' of Earth and Moon Captured by NASA Jupiter Probe (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 4:45 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an amazing "starship-like view" of Earth and the moon as it made a speedy flyby past our planet on its way to Jupiter in October.

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FaviconHi Juno! Ham Radio Operators Call NASA’s Jupiter Spacecraft | Video 10 Dec 2013, 3:28 pm

Display the item's primary content. See how amateur ham radio operators beamed messages to NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft during its Earth flyby of Oct. 9, 2013. Did their morse code messages of hello reach Juno?

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FaviconRobonaut 2, NASA's Humanoid Space Robot, Will Get Legs Soon (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 3:11 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's robotic astronaut helper is getting its space legs. The space agency is developing two lower limbs for Robonaut 2, a robot designed to eventually help astronauts with tasks on the International Space Station.

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FaviconStarship-Style Earth Fly-By From Jupiter-Bound Probe | Video 10 Dec 2013, 2:54 pm

Display the item's primary content. This cosmic pirouette of Earth and our moon was captured by the Juno spacecraft as it flew by Earth on Oct. 9, 2013. Set be inserted into Jupiter orbit in August 2016.

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FaviconSaturn’s Strange Vortex | Space Wallpaper 10 Dec 2013, 2:16 pm

Display the item's primary content. This colorful space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013.

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APOD for Today

APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconSaturn at Equinox 

How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun?


FaviconShoreline of the Universe 

Shoreline of the Universe Shoreline of the Universe


FaviconPotentially Habitable Moons 

Potentially Habitable Moons Potentially Habitable Moons


FaviconCocoon Nebula Wide Field 

Cocoon Nebula Wide Field Cocoon Nebula Wide Field


FaviconAurora over Maine 

It has been a good week for auroras. It has been a good week for auroras.


NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconStarry Sky from the Space Station 19 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

ISS041-E-009477 (13 Sept. 2014) --- One of the Expedition 41 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station on Sept. 13, 2014 captured this image of a starry sky. The white panel at left belonging to the ATV-5 spacecraft, which is docked with the orbital outpost, obstructs the view of Scorpius. The red star Antares is directly to the left of the bottom of the second ATV panel from the top. The two stars that are close together and on the lower left of the photo comprise Shaula, the tip of the scorpion’s tail. The open cluster close to Shaula is M7. The hardware at bottom right is part of one of the station's solar panels. Image Credit: NASA

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FaviconNASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic 18 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

This red plane is a DHC-3 Otter, the plane flown in NASA's Operation IceBridge-Alaska surveys of mountain glaciers in Alaska. Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. NASA researchers this summer and fall are carrying out three Alaska-based airborne research campaigns aimed at measuring greenhouse gas concentrations near Earth’s surface, monitoring Alaskan glaciers, and collecting data on Arctic sea ice and clouds. Observations from these NASA campaigns will give researchers a better understanding of how the Arctic is responding to rising temperatures. The Arctic Radiation – IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment, or ARISE, is a new NASA airborne campaign to collect data on thinning sea ice and measure cloud and atmospheric properties in the Arctic. The campaign was designed to address questions about the relationship between retreating sea ice and the Arctic climate.  Image Credit: NASA/Chris Larsen, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

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FaviconPowerful, Pulsating Core of Star 16 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

The blue dot in this image marks the spot of an energetic pulsar -- the magnetic, spinning core of star that blew up in a supernova explosion. NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, discovered the pulsar by identifying its telltale pulse -- a rotating beam of X-rays, that like a cosmic lighthouse, intersects Earth every 0.2 seconds. The pulsar, called PSR J1640-4631, lies in our inner Milky Way galaxy about 42,000 light-years away. It was originally identified by as an intense source of gamma rays by the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) in Namibia. NuSTAR helped pin down the source of the gamma rays to a pulsar. The other pink dots in this picture show low-energy X-rays detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. In this image, NuSTAR data is blue and shows high-energy X-rays with 3 to 79 kiloelectron volts; Chandra data is pink and shows X-rays with 0.5 to 10 kiloeletron volts. The background image shows infrared light and was captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAO

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FaviconFlorida to Louisiana Viewed From the International Space Station 16 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this image of Florida to Louisiana just before dawn, taken from the International Space Station, and posted it to social media on Friday, Sept. 12. Wiseman, Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst began their first full workweek Monday as a three-person crew aboard the space station, while the three additional flight engineers who will round out the Expedition 41 crew spent the day training for next week’s launch to the orbiting complex. Image Credit: NASA

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FaviconCrescent Mimas 15 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm

A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many craters, indicators of the moon's violent history. The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like appearance. See PIA12568 for more on Herschel. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130 degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org . Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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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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