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

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NASA Whats Up for February

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 - February 2016

Posted on: 29 Jan 2016, 5:20 pm

Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris, and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day.

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 81: Red Sprites

Posted on: 1 Feb 2016, 8:00 am

As night falls, telescopes at ESO's observatories are just starting the night’s observations. But all of a sudden a strange phenomenon appears in the distance. What could this be? Let’s take a closer look!


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 90: The final frontier

Posted on: 9 Feb 2016, 10:00 am

Since October 2013 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been observing some of the most massive structures in the Universe -- galaxy clusters. Using the magnification effect caused by their mass, Hubble can look deeper into the Universe than ever before. In this new Hubblecast, Dr J talks about the goals and the achievements of this campaign, called the Frontier Fields programme.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconTraveling for the Super Bowl? Soon NASA Software Will Help Avoid Weather-related Travel Delays in the Sky 6 Feb 2016, 12:32 am

More than 75,000 ticketholders will fill Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50, but more than one million people are expected to take part in activities nearby.

FaviconNASA Turns the Super Bowl Into Lesson in Aerodynamics 5 Feb 2016, 7:51 am

Aerodynamics is the study of how air and liquids, referred to collectively as "fluids," flow around objects.

FaviconAmes Hosts “State of NASA” Events, Tours Feb. 9 3 Feb 2016, 3:08 pm

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and selected social media for “State of NASA” events.

FaviconSecond Life for Historic Hangar One Wood: Super Bowl 50 Stadium Décor 1 Feb 2016, 8:01 pm

For more than 85 years, planks of old-growth redwood in the roofing of iconic Hangar One reverberated to sounds of aircraft flying overhead. Today, it reverberates to the roars of fans as it lines the walls of a brand-new San Francisco Bay Area institution seven miles away.

FaviconAirborne Asteroid Impact Chasers Release Findings On Space Junk Object WT1190F 29 Jan 2016, 6:39 pm

Airborne Asteroid Impact Chasers Release Findings On Space Junk

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon WATCH LIVE @ 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday: Gravitational Wave Announcement

Scientists are widely expected to announce the first-ever detection of elusive gravitational waves Thursday morning (Feb. 11) at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT), and you can watch the big moment live here on Space.com.

Favicon Meteorite Did NOT Kill Man in India: Experts

NASA scientists and others cast doubt on an assertion from Indian authorities that a meteorite killed a bus driver earlier this week.

Favicon 'Moon Glint' Magic: Astronaut's Photo Reveals Dreamy Patterns

The moon illuminates the Mediterranean Sea in unusual ways in a photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Favicon US Spy Satellite Begins Secret Mission with Dazzling Predawn Launch

The National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-45 satellite blasted off this morning (Feb. 10) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:39 a.m. EST (3:39 a.m. local time; 1139 GMT), riding a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket to orbit.

Favicon U.S. Radar Spy-Sat Launches Into 'Backwards' Orbit | Video

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket lifted the National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-45 radar imager into a highly inclined retrograde orbit.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconGalaxies in the River 

Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Large galaxies grow by eating small ones.

FaviconThe Rise and Fall of Supernova 2015F 

Sit back and watch a star explode. Sit back and watch a star explode.

FaviconLight Pillars over Alaska 

What's happening behind those houses? What's happening behind those houses?

FaviconAdvanced LIGO: Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded 

Accelerate a charge and you'll get Accelerate a charge and you'll get

FaviconFive Planets at Castell de Burriac 

Five Planets at Castell de Burriac Five Planets at Castell de Burriac

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconSea Ice and Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk 10 Feb 2016, 11:23 am

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016. Cloud streets are long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when cold air blows over warmer waters and a warmer air layer rests over the top of both.

FaviconFeb. 9, 1995, Bernard Harris and Michael Foale Ready For a Spacewalk 9 Feb 2016, 11:10 am

STS-63 astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander (right), and C. Michael Foale, mission specialist (left), are ready to exit space shuttle Discovery's airlock for a spacewalk on Feb. 9, 1995. On this extravehicular activity (EVA), which lasted 4 hours and 38 minutes, Bernard Harris became the first African-American to walk in space.

FaviconSpace Station Flyover of Super Bowl 50 8 Feb 2016, 10:55 am

On the evening of Feb. 7, 2016, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly snapped this photo of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. from the International Space Station, writing, "Got to see the #SuperBowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it didn't last long. #YearInSpace"

FaviconHubble Views Merging Galaxies in Eridanus 5 Feb 2016, 8:36 am

This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a peculiar galaxy known as NGC 1487, lying about 30 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Eridanus.

FaviconFloating Hills on Pluto's Sputnik Planum 4 Feb 2016, 11:59 am

The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto’s surrounding uplands. These hills individually measure one to several miles or kilometers across, according to images and data from NASA’s New Horizons mission.

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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