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NASA Whats Up for March

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 - March 2015

Posted on: 4 Mar 2015, 11:00 am


A total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse.





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

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 83: A cosmic double act — Hubble meets James Webb

Posted on: 19 Mar 2015, 11:00 am


As Hubble enters its 25th year in orbit, with celebrations planned around the world for its anniversary on 24 April 2015, this Hubblecast celebrates the relationship that the telescope will have with its future colleague, the James Webb Space Telescope.





CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night

NASA News

NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

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.

FaviconKepler Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy 23 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

NASA's Kepler mission team will receive the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor at a ceremony in Washington on March 25.

FaviconNASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life in Laboratory 3 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory.

FaviconTechnical Workshop on the Potential for Finding Life in a Europa Plume 18 Feb 2015, 12:00 am

On February 18, 2015, the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute will co-host a workshop at NASA's Ames Research Center.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon One-Year Crew Begins Epic Trip on International Space Station

Three new crewmembers just arrived at the International Space Station, and two of them won't be leaving for about one year.

Favicon Space Webcasts: One-Year Space Crew Enters Space Station

Watch live Friday (March 27) as a crew of three launches to the International Space Station. Two of the crewmembers will spend one year on the orbiting outpost.

Favicon Star Power: Spring's Night Sky Dazzles with Constellations Aplenty

With spring underway, the evening sky is in transition. What new stars and constellations will adorn the night sky for the next few months?

Favicon Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

Astronomers have spotted a fourth star in a planetary system called 30 Ari, bringing the number of such known quadruple-sun systems to two. Numerous two- and three-star planets have been identified.

Favicon Did 'Iron Rain' Bypass the Moon to Fall Mostly on Earth?

New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth.

APOD for Today

APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconDiamond Rings and Baily s Beads 

Near the March 20 equinox the cold clear sky over Longyearbyen, Near the March 20 equinox the cold clear sky over Longyearbyen,


FaviconNGC 2403 in Camelopardalis 

Magnificent island universe Magnificent island universe


FaviconOrion Spring 

As spring comes to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, familiar winter As spring comes to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, familiar winter


FaviconNaked Eye Nova Sagittarii 2015 No 2 

It quickly went from obscurity to one of the brighter stars in Sagittarius -- but it's fading. It quickly went from obscurity to one of the brighter stars in Sagittarius -- but it's fading.


FaviconPowers of Ten 

How different does the universe look on small, medium, and large scales?  How different does the universe look on small, medium, and large scales?


NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconYear in Space Begins With Soyuz Launch 27 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm

Media photograph the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft as it launches to the International Space Station with Expedition 43 NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) onboard at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday, March 27, 2015 (March 28 Kazakh time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconBoarding the Soyuz Spacecraft on Launch Day 27 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm

Expedition 43 Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), top, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, center, and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos wave farewell as they board the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft ahead of their launch to the International Space Station, Friday, March 27, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Kelly and Kornienko will spend a year in space and return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. Most expeditions to the space station last four to six months. By doubling the length of this mission, researchers hope to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to long-duration spaceflight. This knowledge is critical as NASA looks toward human journeys deeper into the solar system, including to and from Mars, which could last 500 days or longer. The Soyuz is set to lift off at 3:42 p.m. EDT, Friday, March 27 on a six-hour, four-orbit flight to the station. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconSoyuz Spacecraft Rolled Out For Launch of One-Year Crew 26 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is seen after having rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz at 3:42 p.m. EDT, Friday, March 27 (March 28, Kazakh time). As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. Most expeditions to the space station last four to six months. By doubling the length of this mission, researchers hope to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to long-duration spaceflight. This knowledge is critical as NASA looks toward human journeys deeper into the solar system, including to and from Mars, which could last 500 days or longer. More: A Year in Space Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconExpedition 43 Soyuz Rolls Out for Launch 25 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, and Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan March 28, Kazakh time (March 27 Eastern time.) As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016. More information on one year crew. Image Credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

FaviconMars 'Marathon Valley' Overlook 24 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm

This view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows part of "Marathon Valley," a destination on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, as seen from an overlook north of the valley. The scene spans from east, at left, to southeast. It combines four pointings of the rover's panoramic camera (Pancam) on March 13, 2015, during the 3,958th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars. The rover team selected Marathon Valley as a science destination because observations of this location using the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yielded evidence of clay minerals, a clue to ancient wet environments. By the time Opportunity explores Marathon Valley, the rover will have exceeded a total driving distance equivalent to an Olympic marathon. Opportunity has been exploring the Meridiani Planum region of Mars since January 2004. This version of the image is presented in approximate true color by combining exposures taken through three of the Pancam's color filters at each of the four camera pointings, using filters centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers (near-infrared), 535 nanometers (green) and 432 nanometers (violet). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

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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