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ASNH Events for November

ASNH Events

Meetings and Outreach Events

Favicon Orange Synagogue private outreach event Canceled

When: Sat Nov 1, 2014 6pm to Sat Nov 1, 2014 8pm  EDT

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH BOD Meeting

When: Tue Nov 4, 2014 7pm to 9pm  EST

Where: Bethany Observing Station
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Open House Bethany Observing Station Public Observing

When: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7pm to 11pm  EST

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

Favicon Silver Sands State Park Public Observing

When: Fri Nov 14, 2014 7pm to 10pm  EST

Where: Silver Sands State Park, Milford, CT.
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Young's Pond Park Public Observing

When: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7pm to 10pm  EST

Where: Young's Pond Park, Brandford, CT
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School Outreach Event

When: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:30pm to Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:30pm  EST

Where: Oak St Glastonbury Center CT 06033
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Massaro Outreach Event Canceled

When: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7pm to 10pm  EST

Where: Massaro Farm
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH General Meeting

When: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7pm to 9pm  EST

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

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 for November 2014

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014, 11:00 am


Twin meteor showers feature the slow Taurids and the swift Leonids while Rosetta's lander Philae is scheduled to land on Comet C-G and transmit data from the surface about the comet's composition.





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 69: Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis

Posted on: 6 Nov 2014, 7:00 am


ESOcast 69 presents the result of the latest ALMA observations, which reveal extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tauri.





Hubblecast

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 80: The riddle of the missing stars

Posted on: 20 Nov 2014, 10:00 am


New observations of four globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf galaxy have called into question one of the leading theories about how these clusters form. In this episode we explain the mystery behind these objects and how it is deepened by these new findings.





CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night

NASA News

NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconWorkshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions 24 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute will co-host a workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions on March 24-26, 2015.

FaviconNASA's Planet-hunting Kepler and K2 Missions Take Your Questions on Reddit 27 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Scientists and engineers from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler and K2 missions will answer questions about the missions on Reddit.com on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. PDT.

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!

Favicon#Ames75 Open House Comments 18 Oct 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

FaviconTornado and Rainbow Over Kansas 

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FaviconSolar Flare from a Sharper Sun 

Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun


FaviconM1: The Crab Nebula 

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on


FaviconLDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus 

Obscuring the rich starfields of northern Cygnus, dark nebula LDN 988 Obscuring the rich starfields of northern Cygnus, dark nebula LDN 988


FaviconBright Spiral Galaxy M81 

One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size


NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconExpedition 42 Launches to the International Space Station 23 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 as seen in this long exposure carrying Expedition 42 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA, and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) into orbit to begin their five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  Image Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

FaviconExpedition 42 Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out 21 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for Nov. 24 and will carry Expedition 42 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA , and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency into orbit to begin their five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

FaviconSwift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission Marks Ten Years of Discovery 20 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

On Nov. 20, 2004, NASA's Swift spacecraft lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning its mission to study gamma-ray bursts and identify their origins. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos. Most are thought to be triggered when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole then drives jets of particles that drill all the way through the collapsing star and erupt into space at nearly the speed of light. Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University used Swift to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies. Nearly a million ultraviolet sources appear in this mosaic of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which was assembled from 2,200 images taken by Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) and released on June 3, 2013. The 160-megapixel image required a cumulative exposure of 5.4 days. The image includes light from 1,600 to 3,300 angstroms -- UV wavelengths largely blocked by Earth's atmosphere -- and has an angular resolution of 2.5 arcseconds at full size. The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 14,000 light-years across. Viewing in the ultraviolet allows astronomers to suppress the light of normal stars like the sun, which are not very bright at such higher energies, and provides a clearer picture of the hottest stars and star-formation regions. No telescope other than UVOT can produce such high-resolution wide-field multicolor surveys in the ultraviolet. Pennsylvania State University manages the Swift Mission Operations Center, which controls Swift's science and flight operations. Goddard manages Swift, which was launched in November 2004. The satellite is operated in collaboration with Penn State, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Orbital Sciences Corp. in Dulles, Va. International collaborators are in the United Kingdom and Italy, and the mission includes contributions from Germany and Japan. Image Credit: NASA/Swift/S. Immler (Goddard) and M. Siegel (Penn State)

FaviconMSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant 18 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, shown in blue. Even though scientists have yet to detect any pulsations from the central object within MSH 11-62, the structure around it has many of the same characteristics as other pulsar wind nebulas. The reverse shock and other, secondary shocks within MSH 11-62 appear to have begun to crush the pulsar wind nebula, possibly contributing to its elongated shape. (Note: the orientation of this image has been rotated by 24 degrees so that north is pointed to the upper left.) Image credit:  NASA/CXC/SAO/P. Slane et al. › Read feature

FaviconSuccessful Flight Test of Shape Changing Wing Surface 18 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight. This past summer, researchers replaced an airplane’s conventional aluminum flaps with advanced, shape-changing assemblies that form seamless bendable and twistable surfaces. Flight testing will determine whether flexible trailing-edge wing flaps are a viable approach to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce noise generated during takeoffs and landings. For the initial Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) flight, shown in this image, the experimental control surfaces were locked at a specified setting. Varied flap settings on subsequent tests will demonstrate the capability of the flexible surfaces under actual flight conditions. ACTE technology is expected to have far-reaching effects on future aviation. Advanced lightweight materials will reduce wing structural weight and give engineers the ability to aerodynamically tailor the wings to promote improved fuel economy and more efficient operations, while reducing environmental impacts. > More: NASA Tests Revolutionary Shape Changing Aircraft Flap for the First Time Image Credit: NASA/Ken Ulbrich

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