80 Years!


Check out CSP now! Click HERE

There are 178 days left until CSP 27
September 22 - 24, 2017
Registration starts on 07-13-2017

CSP Highlights

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

View the Full Calendar

2017 Eclipse schedule (click the image to download)

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 2017

Posted on: 1 Mar 2017, 12:24 pm

What's Up - March 2017

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 101 Light: Stars found in black hole blasts

Posted on: 27 Mar 2017, 11:00 am

New observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming in the huge outflows in galaxies, which are driven by central supermassive black holes. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at the important facts.


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

Posted on: 22 Mar 2017, 11:00 am

To many, Hubble is best known for its stunning images of celestial objects, but among astronomers it is admired for the valuable data it delivers. Hubble has helped revolutionise astronomy, including shedding light on dark matter and dark energy, lifting the veil on black holes, and peering into the dusty regions around stars to image exoplanets. This new Hubblecast is the second part of an exploration of some of Hubble’s most important discoveries throughout its history.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA Tests Observing Capability on Hawaii's Coral Reefs 24 Mar 2017, 4:55 pm

NASA coral reef studies in Hawaii this winter will help scientists understand this unique environment and evaluate a possible satellite mission.

FaviconMars Rover Tests Driving, Drilling and Detecting Life in Chile’s High Desert 13 Mar 2017, 9:26 am

Due to its extreme dryness, the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the most important environments on Earth for researchers who need to approximate the conditions of Mars.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconDark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’ 27 Mar 2017, 8:15 am

This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms.

FaviconHubble Spots Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention 24 Mar 2017, 9:42 am

Hubble spots two interacting galaxies some 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconKing of Wings Hoodoo under the Milky Way 

This rock structure is not only surreal -- it's real. This rock structure is not only surreal -- it's real.

FaviconBlack Hole Accreting with Jet 

What happens when a black hole devours a star? What happens when a black hole devours a star?

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon 7-Year-Old Science Whiz Visits NASA Space Flight Center

While most second-graders are busy learning vocabulary and arithmetic and playing soccer and video games, 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. has been bumping up his proverbial résumé.

Favicon Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets 'High-Speed' Upgrade

NASA is making strides toward launching its laser-based space communications systems, which officials say could become the "high-speed internet of the sky."

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

Andy Poniros
Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows
The 4th Saturday of the month from 9-11am
Listen Live