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

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NASA Whats Up for May

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 - May 2017

Posted on: 3 May 2017, 1:38 pm

This month, Jupiter is well placed for easy evening viewing, Saturn rises before midnight, and the moon dances with the planets!

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 Light 108: First Stone Ceremony for ESO's ELT (4K UHD)

Posted on: 26 May 2017, 5:30 pm

The first stone ceremony for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope​ has taken place at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, in the presence of the President of Chile.


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 99: Hubble’s biggest discoveries — part 2 (Italian)

Posted on: 24 Apr 2017, 6:53 am

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno 26 May 2017, 11:15 am

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six different sites around the nation.

FaviconFacebook Live Tour of Ames Plasma Wind Tunnel and Advanced Heat Shield Technology 24 May 2017, 6:34 pm

Ames Research Center brought Facebook Live viewers into its Arc Jet Facility, a plasma wind tunnel used to simulate the extreme heat of spacecraft atmospheric entry.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconClose-up View of Neutron Star Mission's X-Ray Concentrator Optics 26 May 2017, 10:46 am

A new NASA mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space.

FaviconSequence of Juno Spacecraft's Close Approach to Jupiter 25 May 2017, 1:11 pm

This sequence of enhanced-color images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconA Kalahari Sky 

You wake up in the You wake up in the

FaviconBeneath Jupiter 

Jupiter is stranger than we knew. Jupiter is stranger than we knew.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show.

Favicon Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

Amazing images of solar eclipses captured around the world.

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

Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows

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