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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 2015

Posted on: 4 May 2015, 12:35 pm


Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset and the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month.





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 74: Mapping the Southern Skies

Posted on: 30 Apr 2015, 5:00 am


ESOcast 74 looks at ESO’s pair of survey telescopes at Paranal: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST).





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 84: A starry snapshot for Hubble’s 25th

Posted on: 23 Apr 2015, 9:15 am


This Hubblecast explores the new image of star cluster Westerlund 2, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope and released to celebrate its 25th year in orbit.





CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night

NASA News

NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA Ames Invites Media to Meet New Center Leaders 21 May 2015, 1:29 pm

For the first time, the new leaders of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will speak to members of the news media on Wednesday, May 27.

FaviconNASA Spacecraft Capture Rare, Early Moments of Baby Supernovae 20 May 2015, 11:14 am

NASA’s Kepler and Swift have caught unprecedented glimpses of newborn supernovae, stellar explosions that can help unravel the secrets of dark energy.

FaviconMission Manager Update: K2 in Campaign 5 15 May 2015, 2:41 am

Now in its fifth observing campaign, the Kepler spacecraft continues to operate beautifully after being revived as K2 nearly a year ago.

FaviconKepler Observes Neptune Dance with Its Moons 14 May 2015, 2:28 pm

NASA's Kepler spacecraft, known for its planet-hunting prowess of other stars, is also studying solar system objects. In its new K2 mission, Neptune and two of its moons, Triton and Nereid, have been imaged.

FaviconHigh-tech Analysis of Orion Heat Shield Underway at NASA's Marshall Center 11 May 2015, 3:18 pm

Engineers from three NASA field centers are partnering this month at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to remove and analyze some 180 small squares of an ablative material called Avcoat

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon 'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future

The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'

Favicon What Are Those Bright Spots on Ceres? Go Vote!

The mysterious white spots on the surface of Ceres are definitely reflecting sunlight, scientists announced. You can submit your guess for what the spots might be in a poll on the Dawn mission website.

Favicon What Would It Take to Send People to Pluto?

A manned mission to Pluto may be far out, but it's not impossible.

Favicon Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Draws Inspiration from NASA's Past and Future

In the new Disney film 'Tomorrowland,' now in theaters, NASA provides the launch pad, literally and figuratively, for the movie's plot to unfold. 'To many of us on the film, NASA is close to our hearts,' said director Brad Bird.

Favicon Brightest Galaxy in the Universe Found

A newfound galaxy 12.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most luminous one known in the universe, blazing more brightly than 300 trillion suns. The engine behind the galaxy's brilliance may be a supermassive black hole, researchers said.

APOD for Today

APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconA Dark and Dusty Sky 

In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the


FaviconNGC 6240: Merging Galaxies 

NGC 6240 offers a rare, nearby glimpse of a cosmic catastrophe in its NGC 6240 offers a rare, nearby glimpse of a cosmic catastrophe in its


FaviconA Cliff Looming on Comet 67P 

What's that looming behind this gravel-strewn hill on Comet ChuryumovGerasimenko? What's that looming behind this gravel-strewn hill on Comet ChuryumovGerasimenko?


FaviconGlobular Star Cluster 47 Tuc 

Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel box of the southern sky. Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel box of the southern sky.


FaviconAuroras and Star Trails over Iceland 

It was one of the quietest nights of aurora in weeks. It was one of the quietest nights of aurora in weeks.


NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconCoronal Loops Over a Sunspot Group 22 May 2015, 9:55 am

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes. When AIA images are sharpened a bit, such as this AIA 171Å channel image, the magnetic field can be readily visualized through the bright, thin strands that ar

FaviconSpinSat Investigation Tests New Technology, Returns Data 21 May 2015, 11:26 am

Equipment and data from the SpinSat investigation returns to Earth today, May 21, 2015, with splashdown of the sixth SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. This Nov. 28, 2014 photograph by NASA astronaut Terry Virts captures the predeploy of SpinSat, which was launched into orbit from the station.

FaviconThe Advance of Hubbard Glacier 20 May 2015, 10:22 am

This image, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows Hubbard Glacier on July 22, 2014.

FaviconJourney to Space in a Vacuum Chamber 19 May 2015, 9:09 am

Supporting the testing of electric propulsion and power systems, VF-5 has the highest pumping speed of any electric propulsion test facility in the world.

FaviconMount St. Helens at 35 18 May 2015, 7:35 am

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens gave way to a cataclysmic flank collapse, avalanche, and explosion that killed 57 people and displaced many others. The event dramatically reshaped the volcano and surrounding land in southwest Washington.

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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