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

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NASA Whats Up for October

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 - October 2016

Posted on: 29 Sep 2016, 5:15 pm

What's Up for October? Moon phases, Astronomy Day, meteors and Saturn!

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: Planet found around closest Star

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 96: How many galaxies are there?

Posted on: 13 Oct 2016, 10:00 am

Since Edwin Hubble discovered that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the Universe astronomers try to find out how many of them are there. This new Hubblecast focusses on the question “How many galaxies are there?” including the new numbers achieved in 2016.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

Favicon'Heartbeat Stars' Unlocked in New Study 21 Oct 2016, 1:30 pm

Heartbeat stars got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result looks like an electrocardiogram, a graph of the electrical activity of the heart.

FaviconNASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute 21 Oct 2016, 10:18 am

NASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

FaviconNASA Conducts ‘Out of Sight’ Drone Tests in Nevada 19 Oct 2016, 11:15 pm

Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft -- commonly called drones — at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.

FaviconCloudy Nights, Sunny Days on Distant Hot Jupiters 18 Oct 2016, 10:17 am

A new study finds clues to where clouds gather on hot Jupiters, and what they're likely made of.

FaviconEcAMSat 13 Oct 2016, 6:27 pm

Investigating Space Microgravity Effects on Antibiotic Resistance of E. coli

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon What's Up with 'Niku'? Object's Weird Orbit Puzzles Scientists

An object in the outer reaches of the solar system, nicknamed "Niku," is traveling around the sun in a highly abnormal way, and scientists currently cannot explain why.

Favicon Chinese Postage Stamps Honor Shenzhou 11 Taikonauts Now on Space Lab

China's latest astronauts to launch to space have landed on a series of new stamps and related postal souvenirs celebrating their on-going mission. Shenzhou 11 crewmates Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong are featured on the commemoratives.

Favicon Laser Communications Could Be 10 to 100X Faster - New NASA Mission | Video

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is set to launch in 2019 and will put humanities knowledge of manipulating photons to the test. Building off of the previous Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD).

Favicon How Deadly Would a Nearby Gamma-Ray Burst Be?

Despite the obvious doom and gloom associated with mass extinctions, they have a tendency to capture our imagination. After all, the sudden demise of the dinosaurs, presumably due to an asteroid strike, is quite an enthralling story.

Favicon Wow! Stargazer Captures Cool Cosmic Rarity

Astrophotographer Ron Brecher took this image of NGC 669, a "polar ring galaxy", from Guelph, Ontario on September 19, 2016.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconHI4PI: The Hydrogen Sky 

Where are the Milky Way's gas clouds and where are they going? Where are the Milky Way's gas clouds and where are they going?

FaviconEagle Aurora over Norway 

What's that in the sky? What's that in the sky?

FaviconCerro Tololo Trails 

Early one moonlit evening car lights left a wandering Early one moonlit evening car lights left a wandering

FaviconFull Moon in Mountain Shadow 

On October 15, standing near the summit of Hawaii's On October 15, standing near the summit of Hawaii's

FaviconThe Tulip in the Swan 

Framing a bright emission region Framing a bright emission region

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconCST-100 Starliner Manufacturing 24 Oct 2016, 12:17 pm

An engineer guides the upper dome of a Boeing CST-100 Starliner as it is connected to the lower dome to complete the first hull of the Starliner's Structural Test Article. The Starliner is one of two spacecraft in development in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program that will enable astronauts to fly to the International Space Station.

FaviconHubble Spins a Web Into a Giant Red Spider Nebula 21 Oct 2016, 7:42 am

Huge waves are sculpted in this two-lobed nebula called the Red Spider Nebula, located some 3,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.

FaviconJupiterrise 20 Oct 2016, 10:40 am

This image of the sunlit part of Jupiter and its swirling atmosphere was created by a citizen scientist (Alex Mai) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. JunoCam's raw images are available at www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam for the public to peruse and process into image products.

FaviconExpedition 49 Launch to the International Space Station 19 Oct 2016, 11:04 am

The Soyuz MS-02 rocket is launched with Expedition 49 Soyuz commander Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos, flight engineer Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The crew will spend the next four months living and working aboard the International Space Station.

FaviconLiftoff of Antares Rocket From NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia 17 Oct 2016, 11:13 pm

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Monday, October 17, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Cygnus is delivering over 5,100 pounds of science and research, supplies and hardware to the space station.

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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