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

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NASA Whats Up for November

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 - November 2015

Posted on: 3 Nov 2015, 4:39 pm

See all the phases of the moon by day and by night.

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 78: Airglow

Posted on: 4 Nov 2015, 5:00 am

ESO’s La Silla Observatory on a moonless night, deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It should be very dark -- but strange green and red colours can be seen to shimmer in the sky. What are these mysterious glows? And why do they seem to be getting more frequent? Find out more in this episode.


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 88: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc

Posted on: 7 Oct 2015, 1:00 pm

Using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered unique and totally unexpected structures within the dusty disc around the star AU Microscopii.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Invites Media to Tour Quantum Computing Lab, Talk to Experts 20 Nov 2015, 7:03 pm

For the first time, NASA is inviting members of the news media to tour the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) located at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

FaviconFirst Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management 19 Nov 2015, 6:21 pm

NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance and ground infrastructure.

Favicon'Chemical Laptop' Could Search for Signs of Life Outside Earth 16 Nov 2015, 2:30 pm

A small laptop-sized device is being developed at JPL to look for amino acids and fatty acids, with potential applications in space.

Favicon‘WT1190F’ Safely Reenters Earth’s Atmosphere, Provides Research Opportunity 13 Nov 2015, 2:28 pm

Just after 1:18 AM EST (6:18 AM UTC) on Friday, Nov. 13 an object tagged as WT1190F reentered Earth’s atmosphere as predicted above the Indian Ocean, just off the southern tip of Sri Lanka.

FaviconNASA to Host Virtual Team Summit for Cube Quest Challenge 12 Nov 2015, 11:49 am

NASA will host its second Cube Quest Challenge Summit Nov. 18-19 for teams participating in the $5.5 million small satellite technology competition. The virtual conference will provide an interactive platform for teams to discuss technologies and mission designs for their challenge entries with industry representatives and NASA officials.

Astronomy News

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Favicon Best Telescopes for the Money - 2015 Reviews and Guide

Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift-givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of four categories.

Favicon Best Inexpensive Telescopes (A Great Gift Idea) – 2015 Guide

Here are the best inexpensive telescopes (sub-$200). These high-quality scopes are light on features but big on value. Each will make a great gift and a fine first telescope.

Favicon Best Telescope for Beginners (Easy to Use) - 2015 Guide

Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized ‘GoTo’ scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.

Favicon Best Small, Portable Telescopes for Travelers and City-Dwellers – 2015 Guide

Here are the best portable telescopes for the money. These grab-and-go scopes are ideal for travelers, city dwellers escaping light pollution, and anyone with limited storage space.

Favicon Best Hobbyist Telescopes for Serious Skywatchers (Assembly Required) – 2015 Guide

Here are the best hobbyist telescopes for the money, including Go-To scopes. From fully automatic to totally hand-driven, these fine instruments will reward you each night out.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconGravity s Grin 

Gravity s Grin Gravity s Grin

FaviconPlanets of the Morning 

Planet Earth's horizon stretches across this Planet Earth's horizon stretches across this

FaviconUnusual Pits Discovered on Pluto 

Why are there unusual pits on Pluto? Why are there unusual pits on Pluto?

FaviconAurora over Clouds 

Auroras usually occur high above the clouds. Auroras usually occur high above the clouds.

FaviconA 212 Hour Exposure of Orion 

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconA Precocious Black Hole 27 Nov 2015, 10:35 am

In July 2015, researchers announced the discovery of a black hole that grew much more quickly than its host galaxy. The discovery calls into question previous assumptions on development of galaxies. The black hole was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope, and detected in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, by ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra.

FaviconHubble Captures a Galactic Waltz 25 Nov 2015, 8:08 am

This curious galaxy — only known by the seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers 2MASX J16270254+4328340 — has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dancing the crazed dance of a galactic merger. The galaxy has merged with another galaxy leaving a fine mist, made of millions of stars, spewing from it in long trails.

FaviconHistoric Formation Flight of NASA's WB-57s Over Houston 24 Nov 2015, 11:28 am

NASA's three WB-57s fly over foggy downtown Houston, Texas during their historic formation flight over the area on Nov. 19, 2015. This photo flight was the first time that all three WB-57s have been aloft simultaneously since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Air Force had an operational squadron of WB-57s.

FaviconSpringtime in the South Atlantic 23 Nov 2015, 11:40 am

The springtime phytoplankton communities shown in this image were spotted between the Falkland Islands to the west and South Georgia Island to the east by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite on November 16, 2015.

FaviconNorthwest Australia From the Space Station's EarthKAM 20 Nov 2015, 11:31 am

This image of the northwest corner of Australia was snapped by a student on Earth after remotely controlling the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station. The program allows students to request photographs of specific Earth features, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the station when it passes over these features.

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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