ASNH Events for January

ASNH Events

Meetings and Outreach Events

Favicon ASNH BOD Meeting

Recurring Event
First start: 2015-01-06 19:00:00 EST
Duration: 7200
Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524 United States
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon B'nai Jacob Outlook Event Canceled

When: Sat Jan 10, 2015 6pm to Sat Jan 10, 2015 10pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Favicon Open House Bethany Observing Station Public Observing Canceled due to extreme cold

When: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7pm to 11pm  EST

Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524 United States
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Once a month the Observatory is opened to the public

Favicon Members Only Observing at the Bethany Observatory

When: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7pm to 10pm  EST

Where: 111 Hilldale Rd Bethany CT 06524
Event Status: confirmed

Favicon ASNH General Meeting

Recurring Event
First start: 2015-01-27 19:00:00 EST
Duration: 7200
Where: 355 Prospect St New Haven CT 06511
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: The general membership meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

There are 229 days left until CSP 25
September 11 - 13, 2015

NASA Whats Up for January

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 - January 2015

Posted on: 6 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

Jupiter's moons are putting on an amazing show this month. The orbital path of the moons is tilting edge-ion to the Earth and the sun.

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 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal

Posted on: 14 Jan 2015, 6:00 am

This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern 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 82: New view of the Pillars of Creation

Posted on: 5 Jan 2015, 5:15 pm

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. This time Hubble has not just one image for us, but two: as well as the new visible-light image the telescope used infrared light to produce a second breathtaking picture of the region. Between them these images show the pillars in more detail than ever before. In this Hubblecast we explore the different ways in which Hubble, and other telescopes, have captured this iconic object.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconWorkshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions 24 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute will co-host a workshop on Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions on March 24-26, 2015.

FaviconAmes' Involvement in the SpaceX-5 Resupply Launch 6 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 2:31 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 1:15 p.m.

FaviconInaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize Goes to Louis Allamandola 16 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

The AAS has announced the awarding of its inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Louis Allamandola of NASA's Ames Research Center.

FaviconAmes at AGU Fall Meeting 2014 12 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

AGU14 will gather more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, including individuals from the agency's Ames Research Center.

FaviconAmes Public Event for Orion’s First Test Flight 4 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Join us for the next step in NASA's journey to Mars and beyond! Ames is hosting a launch and splashdown event for Orion's first flight on Dec. 4, 2014 from 1 a.m. to noon.

Astronomy News


Something amazing every day.

Favicon'Starship View' of Earth and Moon Captured by NASA Jupiter Probe (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 4:45 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an amazing "starship-like view" of Earth and the moon as it made a speedy flyby past our planet on its way to Jupiter in October.


FaviconHi Juno! Ham Radio Operators Call NASA’s Jupiter Spacecraft | Video 10 Dec 2013, 3:28 pm

Display the item's primary content. See how amateur ham radio operators beamed messages to NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft during its Earth flyby of Oct. 9, 2013. Did their morse code messages of hello reach Juno?


FaviconRobonaut 2, NASA's Humanoid Space Robot, Will Get Legs Soon (Video) 10 Dec 2013, 3:11 pm

Display the item's primary content. NASA's robotic astronaut helper is getting its space legs. The space agency is developing two lower limbs for Robonaut 2, a robot designed to eventually help astronauts with tasks on the International Space Station.


FaviconStarship-Style Earth Fly-By From Jupiter-Bound Probe | Video 10 Dec 2013, 2:54 pm

Display the item's primary content. This cosmic pirouette of Earth and our moon was captured by the Juno spacecraft as it flew by Earth on Oct. 9, 2013. Set be inserted into Jupiter orbit in August 2016.


FaviconSaturn’s Strange Vortex | Space Wallpaper 10 Dec 2013, 2:16 pm

Display the item's primary content. This colorful space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013.


APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconA Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence 

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FaviconLight from Cygnus A 

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FaviconInterior View 

Interior View Interior View

FaviconLaunch to Lovejoy 

Launch to Lovejoy Launch to Lovejoy

FaviconThe Complex Ion Tail of Comet Lovejoy 

What causes the structure in Comet Lovejoy's tail? What causes the structure in Comet Lovejoy's tail?

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconChandra Celebrates the International Year of Light 23 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

The year of 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light (IYL) by the United Nations. Organizations, institutions, and individuals involved in the science and applications of light will be joining together for this yearlong celebration to help spread the word about the wonders of light. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory explores the universe in X-rays, a high-energy form of light.  By studying X-ray data and comparing them with observations in other types of light, scientists can develop a better understanding of objects likes stars and galaxies that generate temperatures of millions of degrees and produce X-rays. To recognize the start of IYL, the Chandra X-ray Center is releasing a set of images that combine data from telescopes tuned to different wavelengths of light. From a distant galaxy to the relatively nearby debris field of an exploded star, these images demonstrate the myriad ways that information about the universe is communicated to us through light. In this image, an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0 is left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra, in blue. The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope. > More: Chandra Celebrates the International Year of Light Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

FaviconGreenland's Leidy Glacier 22 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland). As Leidy approaches the sea, it is diverted around the tip of an island that separates the Olriks Fjord to the south and Academy Cove to the north. The resulting crisscross pattern is simply the result of ice flowing along the path of least resistance. This view of the region pictured above was acquired August 7, 2012, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. In April 2012, the feature caught the attention of a NASA pilot, who snapped this picture from the cockpit of a high-flying ER-2 aircraft during a research flight over the Greenland ice cap. More information. Image Credit: NASA/Terra

FaviconPresident Obama Recognizes Astronaut Scott Kelly 21 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stands as he is recognized by President Barack Obama, while First Lady Michelle Obama (lower left corner) and other guests applaud. The President recognized Kelly during the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 20, 2015. This March, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station and become the first crewmembers to live and work aboard the orbiting laboratory for a year-long mission. While living on the International Space Station, Kelly, Kornienko and the rest of the crew will carry out hundreds of research experiments and work on cutting-edge technology development that will inspire students here at home in science, technology, engineering and math. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

FaviconAstronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module 20 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

This July 20, 1969 photograph of the interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. during the lunar landing mission. The picture was taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, prior to the landing. Buzz Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Jan. 20, 1930. Aldrin became an astronaut during the selection of the third group by NASA in October 1963. On Nov. 11, 1966 he orbited aboard the Gemini XII spacecraft, a 4-day 59-revolution flight that successfully ended the Gemini program. During Project Gemini, Aldrin became one of the key figures working on the problem of rendezvous of spacecraft in Earth or lunar orbit, and docking them together for spaceflight. Aldrin was chosen as a member of the three-person Apollo 11 crew that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, fulfilling the mandate of President John F. Kennedy to send Americans to the moon before the end of the decade. Aldrin was the second American to set foot on the lunar surface. Image Credit: NASA

FaviconNASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 16 Jan 2015, 11:00 am

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013, when comet Lovejoy was 1.7 astronomical units from the sun. (An astronomical unit is the distance between Earth and the sun.) The image spans half of one degree. It shows the comet moving in a mostly west and slightly south direction. (North is 26 degrees to the right of up in the image, and west is 26 degrees downward from directly right.) The red color is caused by the strong signal in the NEOWISE 4.6-micron wavelength detector, owing to a combination of gas and dust in the comet's coma. Comet Lovejoy is the brightest comet in Earth's sky in early 2015. A chart of its location in the sky during dates in January 2015 is at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19103 . For more information about NEOWISE (the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer), see http://neowise.ipac.caltech.edu/. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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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