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September 11 - 13, 2015

NASA Whats Up for April

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 - April 2015

Posted on: 1 Apr 2015, 12:54 pm

A total lunar eclipse that takes place on the night of a full moon and,  later this month, the Lyrid meteor shower.

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 73: Your ESO Pictures

Posted on: 19 Mar 2015, 7:00 am

ESOcast 73 looks at the "Your ESO Pictures" Flickr group, where amateurs and professionals alike contribute their photos related to ESO.


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 84: A starry snapshot for Hubble’s 25th

Posted on: 23 Apr 2015, 9:15 am

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Reaches Out to Universities for Smallsat Technology Collaborations 20 Apr 2015, 1:45 pm

NASA Reaches Out to Universities for Smallsat Technology Collaboration

FaviconEvidence for Moon-Forming Impact Found Inside Meteorites 15 Apr 2015, 8:00 pm

The inner Solar System’s biggest known collision was the moon-forming giant impact between a large protoplanet and the proto-Earth.

FaviconDigital Press Kit - Ames’ Involvement in the SpaceX-6 Resupply Launch 10 Apr 2015, 5:12 pm

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch two of its life science experiments to the International Space Station on the sixth commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon.

FaviconNASA Ames to Launch Science Experiments to Space Station on SpaceX Mission 8 Apr 2015, 5:14 pm

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will host a live televised launch viewing Monday, April 13, as two of its life science experiments are launched to the International Space Station.

FaviconNathaniel Comfort Announced as Third Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center 7 Apr 2015, 5:16 pm

Historian of science Nathaniel Comfort will begin on October 1, 2015 as the third Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

Astronomy News

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Favicon What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit?

In a geosynchronous orbit, a satellite orbits Earth at the same speed as the planet is turning, enabling it to stay in place over a single location.

Favicon Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

The unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20.

Favicon Holding Hubble History: Artifacts Preserve Space Telescope's 25-Year Legacy

The Hubble Space Telescope, launched 25 years ago, will never land in a museum. But that doesn't mean all of Hubble's history will be lost. The observatory's legacy will live on in the artifacts from its quarter-century (and more) observing the universe.

Favicon The Last Hubble Servicing Mission: Q&A with Photographer Michael Soluri

An interview with photographer Michael Soluri, who chronicled the leadup to the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Favicon Moon and Jupiter Rendezvous This Weekend: How to See Them

About 45 minutes after the sun sets on Saturday and Sunday, Jupiter and the moon will be visible in the southwest sky, roughly two-thirds of the way up from the horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconCluster and Starforming Region Westerlund 2 

Located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, Located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina,

FaviconBlue Tears and the Milky Way 

Lapping at rocks Lapping at rocks

FaviconMeteor in the Milky Way 

Meteor in the Milky Way Meteor in the Milky Way

FaviconColorful Star Clouds in Cygnus 

Stars can form in colorful surroundings. Stars can form in colorful surroundings.

FaviconVesta Trek: A Digital Model of Asteroid Vesta 

You can explore asteroid Vesta. You can explore asteroid Vesta.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconApril 25, 1990, Deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope 24 Apr 2015, 10:51 am

In this April 25, 1990, photograph taken by the crew of the STS-31 space shuttle mission, the Hubble Space Telescope is suspended above shuttle Discovery's cargo bay some 332 nautical miles above Earth.

FaviconCelestial Fireworks 23 Apr 2015, 9:27 am

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990.

FaviconNASA Tail Technology Could Someday Reduce Airplane Fuel Use 22 Apr 2015, 9:07 am

In this photo taken from a chase plane, the Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight test airplane --with NASA's Active Flow Control technology installed on the tail -- makes a final approach to King County Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

FaviconA Sky View of Earth From Suomi NPP 21 Apr 2015, 1:01 pm

This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument. Tropical Cyclone Joalane can be seen over the Indian Ocean.

FaviconReflecting on a Spacecraft Arrival 20 Apr 2015, 10:08 am

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, currently on a one-year mission on the International Space Station, posted this image of the successful capture of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the space station's robotic arm.

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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