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

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NASA Whats Up for August

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 - August 2016

Posted on: 29 Jul 2016, 12:27 pm

See five planets after sunset and the annual Perseid 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 87: Pale Red Dot Results

Posted on: 24 Aug 2016, 1:00 pm

This is the ESOcast that no viewer will want to miss. We discuss the result of the quest to find a planet around the closest star to the Solar System.


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 94: The future of Hubble, part II

Posted on: 18 Aug 2016, 10:00 am

In April 2016 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 26th year in orbit. More than a quarter of a century of intriguing observations and remarkable discoveries. But what is there left for Hubble, and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, to do? In this second episode on the future of Hubble scientists and the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute share with us their view on Hubble’s shining future.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration 19 Aug 2016, 1:10 pm

NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration

Favicon“Kitchen Smoke” Molecules in Nebula Offer Clues to the Building Blocks of Life 16 Aug 2016, 11:42 am

Using data collected by NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and other observatories, an international team of researchers has studied how a particular type of organic molecules, the raw materials for life – could develop in space.

FaviconNASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016 15 Aug 2016, 7:01 am

NASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016

FaviconWhere Is Orville? 15 Aug 2016, 7:00 am

Where Is Orville?

FaviconNASA Awards Contract for Aircraft Related Services 12 Aug 2016, 4:37 pm

NASA announced selection today of USfalcon, Inc. of Cary, North Carolina, to provide aircraft-related services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b's Discovery

See our complete coverage of planet Proxima b. This Earth-sized alien world, discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, may be able to host life.

Favicon NASA Will Join Starfleet at 'Star Trek: Mission New York'

NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will join "Star Trek" actors at NYC's Star Trek: Mission New York on Labor Day weekend for a series of talks about alien planets, the franchise's influence on space-age technology and how to make first contact.

Favicon 520 Days and Counting: Jeff Williams Tops US Record for Time in Space

For the second time in less than one year, a NASA astronaut has floated past the record for the most time in space by an American. Jeff Williams, currently on his fourth mission, surpassed Scott Kelly's career record of 520 days and he still has two more

Favicon Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien world around the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system.

Favicon Proxima b By the Numbers: Possibly Earth-Like World at the Next Star Over

An Earth-like alien planet orbiting a star known as Proxima Centauri — Earth's closest stellar neighbor — has been identified by astronomers from the European Southern Observatory. See the newfound planet by the numbers.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconCuriosity at Murray Buttes on Mars 

What are these unusual lumps on Mars? What are these unusual lumps on Mars?

FaviconTutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma 

If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a

FaviconMap of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August 

Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun? Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun?

FaviconGamma rays and Comet Dust 

Gamma rays and Comet Dust Gamma rays and Comet Dust

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconNew NASA Record Holder For Cumulative Days in Space 24 Aug 2016, 10:40 am

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land Sept. 6, 2016, for a record total of 534 days in space.

FaviconSpacewalkers Successfully Install New Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew Flights 23 Aug 2016, 9:41 am

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams (shown here) and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters Friday Aug. 19, 2016, during a five hour and 58-minute spacewalk. On Sept. 1, the two astronauts will spacewalk outside the space station for the second time in less than two weeks.

FaviconA Moon's Contrasts 22 Aug 2016, 10:17 am

Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

FaviconFuselage of NASA's Future X-57 Maxwell All-Electric Aircraft 19 Aug 2016, 10:38 am

As NASA celebrates National Aviation Day, the agency's innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. The agency is embarking on a 10-year plan, New Aviation Horizons, that will see NASA field a number of experimental aircraft to demonstrate 21st century ideas for flight.

FaviconPlugging Away Inside Massive SLS Fuel Tank: Welders Complete Final Plug Fusion Welds on SLS Liquid Hydrogen Tank 18 Aug 2016, 9:47 am

Welders inside a large liquid hydrogen tank for NASA's Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are plugging holes left after the tank was assembled.

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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