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

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NASA Whats Up for July

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 - July 2016

Posted on: 1 Jul 2016, 1:14 pm

Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way.

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 86: From Dr. to Professor -- about the important role of ESO’s community

Posted on: 19 Jul 2016, 4:00 am

ESO is a place where talented engineers, astronomers and many other specialists from all over the world meet and work together. A place where knowledge is shared to provide the astronomical community with the tools to conduct cutting-edge research. One of the ESO scientists who is well known to ESOcast viewers is our regular presenter, Dr J. aka Dr Joe Liske.


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 93: Telescope Teamwork

Posted on: 6 Jul 2016, 10:00 am

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most sophisticated telescopes in the world. But even Hubble cannot uncover all secrets of the Universe on its own. This new Hubblecast focusses on discoveries astronomers made using Hubble and other telescopes, both in space and on the ground, in a scientific teamwork.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests 26 Jul 2016, 12:00 pm

NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests

FaviconNASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission 18 Jul 2016, 11:59 am

An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission.

FaviconNASA's Airborne Mission to Explore the Global Atmosphere 7 Jul 2016, 9:39 am

A new NASA airborne campaign aims to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the land and oceans below.

Favicon3-D Simulations and NASA Supercomputer Help Further Discovery of the Origin of Stars 6 Jul 2016, 10:15 am

What processes are involved in the formation of individual stars and stellar clusters in our own galaxy and other galaxies? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using NASA’s most powerful supercomputer, Pleiades, to create unique star-formation simulations to answer this question.

FaviconStatic Electricity May Transport Dust Across Airless Planetary Bodies 30 Jun 2016, 6:39 pm

A NASA-funded research team, led by Mihaly Horanyi at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Bolder), has conducted laboratory experiments to bring closure to a long-standing issue of electrostatic dust transport, explaining a variety of unusual phenomena on the surfaces of airless planetary bodies, including observations from the Apollo era.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon WATCH LIVE @ 8 am and 8 pm ET THURSDAY: Slooh Webcasts about Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live webcast Thursday (July 28) at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT on Friday) about the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks overnight Thursday to Friday (July 29).

Favicon The Spacecraft Designs of Arthur C. Clarke (Space.com Exclusive)

It's the year 2099. What do spaceships look like? The great science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke had some pretty visionary — yet surprisingly realistic — ideas.

Favicon Star Lash! White Dwarf Literally Whipping Red Dwarf | Video

A red dwarf star is being 'lashed' with high speed electrons that are emanating from a nearby white dwarf star in binary system AR Scorpii.

Favicon WATCH LIVE @ 8:17 am ET THURSDAY: Atlas V Rocket Launching Spy Satellite

The spy satellite NROL-61 is scheduled to launch on Thursday (July 28) at 8:37 a.m. EDT (1237 GMT) atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Watch live here, beginning at 8:17 a.m. EDT, courtesy of United Launch Alliance.

Favicon Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Also Red Hot, Study Shows

The hottest-known temperatures in Jupiter's atmosphere have been observed above the Great Red Spot (GRS), suggesting the ginormous Jovian storm may be fueling the extreme heat observed in the planet's upper atmosphere, new research shows.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconM13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars 

M13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars M13: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars

FaviconPuzzling a Sky over Argentina 

Can you find the comet? Can you find the comet?

FaviconDeep Magellanic Clouds Image Indicates Collisions 

Did the two most famous satellite galaxies of our Milky Way Galaxy once collide? Did the two most famous satellite galaxies of our Milky Way Galaxy once collide?

FaviconM2 9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula 

Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die?  Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die?

FaviconSummer Planets and Milky Way 

Summer Planets and Milky Way Summer Planets and Milky Way

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconThe Loneliest Young Star 27 Jul 2016, 11:45 am

An unusual celestial object called CX330 was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009. It has been launching “jets” of material into the gas and dust around it.

FaviconCockpit of the First All-Electric Propulsion Aircraft 26 Jul 2016, 9:59 am

NASA’s Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology and Operations Research (SCEPTOR) project has reached a critical milestone, where the electric propulsion integration and conversion of the Tecnam P2006T aircraft into the X-57 will commence.

FaviconHubble Views a Galaxy Fit to Burst 25 Jul 2016, 9:24 am

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy — a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely hot clouds of gas.

FaviconAquanauts Splash Down, Beginning NEEMO 21 Research Mission 22 Jul 2016, 9:53 am

The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 mission began on July 21, 2016, as an international crew of aquanauts splashed down to the undersea Aquarius Reef Base, 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The NEEMO 21 crew will perform research both inside and outside the habitat during a 16-day simulated space mission.

FaviconNASA's Hubble Looks to the Final Frontier 21 Jul 2016, 10:04 am

This view of a massive cluster of galaxies unveils a very cluttered-looking universe filled with galaxies near and far. Some are distorted like a funhouse mirror through a "space warp" phenomenon first predicted by Einstein a century ago.

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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