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NASA Whats Up for August

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 - August 2016

Posted on: 29 Jul 2016, 12:27 pm

See five planets after sunset and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.

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 87: Pale Red Dot Results

Posted on: 24 Aug 2016, 1:00 pm

This is the ESOcast that no viewer will want to miss. We discuss the result of the quest to find a planet around the closest star to the Solar System.


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 94: The future of Hubble, part II

Posted on: 18 Aug 2016, 10:00 am

In April 2016 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 26th year in orbit. More than a quarter of a century of intriguing observations and remarkable discoveries. But what is there left for Hubble, and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, to do? In this second episode on the future of Hubble scientists and the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute share with us their view on Hubble’s shining future.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Calls for Research Proposals in Cooperative Agreement Notice, Round Two 25 Aug 2016, 2:54 pm

NASA has released a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) - Cycle 2, for a second round of multi-institutional team-based proposals for researchers who wish to become participating members of its Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

FaviconESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star 24 Aug 2016, 4:48 pm

A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable.

FaviconNASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration 19 Aug 2016, 1:10 pm

NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration

Favicon“Kitchen Smoke” Molecules in Nebula Offer Clues to the Building Blocks of Life 16 Aug 2016, 11:42 am

Using data collected by NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and other observatories, an international team of researchers has studied how a particular type of organic molecules, the raw materials for life – could develop in space.

FaviconNASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016 15 Aug 2016, 7:01 am

NASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016

Astronomy News

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Favicon WATCH LIVE FRIDAY @ 8 pm ET: Proxima Centauri Webcast by Slooh

You can check out the nearby star Proxima Centauri — which hosts a newly discovered, potentially Earth-like planet — during a free webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory tonight (Aug. 26). The show begins at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT on Aug. 27).

Favicon Ariane 5 Successfully Places Two Intelsat Satellites Into Orbit

A European Ariane 5 rocket on Aug. 24 successfully placed two Intelsat-owned telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit, a launch that included the second of Intelsat’s do-or-die Epic high-throughput satellites.

Favicon Dark Streaks on Mars Hold Water — But Not Much

Dark streaks found running down hillsides on the surface of Mars appear to hold water, but no more than the very driest locations on Earth, according to a new study.

Favicon Rosetta Probe Gets Rare Close-Up of Comet Eruption (Video)

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has captured dramatic imagery of a comet outburst that may have been caused by a landslide on the icy body.

Favicon Astronaut Celebrates 100 Years of US National Parks...from Space (Photos)

America's national parks offer incredible views of beautiful landscapes on Earth — so imagine what these spectacular scenes look like from space. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams shares photos from the International Space Station.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconClosest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet 

The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth. The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth.

FaviconCuriosity at Murray Buttes on Mars 

What are these unusual lumps on Mars? What are these unusual lumps on Mars?

FaviconTutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma 

If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a

FaviconMap of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August 

Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun? Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun?

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconSpace Station View of Grand Canyon National Park 25 Aug 2016, 11:39 am

To celebrate the centennial of the U.S National Park Service, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA has taken hundreds of images of national parks from his vantage point in low Earth orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Here, a series of Williams' photographs are assembled into this composite image of the Grand Canyon.

FaviconNew NASA Record Holder For Cumulative Days in Space 24 Aug 2016, 10:40 am

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land Sept. 6, 2016, for a record total of 534 days in space.

FaviconSpacewalkers Successfully Install New Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew Flights 23 Aug 2016, 9:41 am

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams (shown here) and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters Friday Aug. 19, 2016, during a five hour and 58-minute spacewalk. On Sept. 1, the two astronauts will spacewalk outside the space station for the second time in less than two weeks.

FaviconFuselage of NASA's Future X-57 Maxwell All-Electric Aircraft 19 Aug 2016, 10:38 am

As NASA celebrates National Aviation Day, the agency's innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. The agency is embarking on a 10-year plan, New Aviation Horizons, that will see NASA field a number of experimental aircraft to demonstrate 21st century ideas for flight.

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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