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

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NASA Whats Up for March

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 - March 2018

Posted on: 1 Mar 2018, 1:00 pm

At sunset, catch elusive Mercury, bright Venus, the Zodiacal Light, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter between midnight and dawn.

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 154 Light: ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery (4K UHD)

Posted on: 7 Mar 2018, 6:00 am

New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes have been used to create a stunning image showing a web of filaments in the Orion Nebula. These features appear red-hot and fiery, but in reality are so cold that astronomers must use telescopes like ALMA to observe them.


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 107: Decoding the colours of NGC 3344

Posted on: 14 Feb 2018, 10:00 am

Our eyes detect only visible light, but on board Hubble are a variety of instruments that together detect many different wavelengths of light. This means that Hubble is able to observe galaxies over a wide range of wavelengths to reveal features that would otherwise remain invisible to our eyes.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low 14 Mar 2018, 10:00 am

Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from mechanical failures to being blasted by cosmic rays. At this rate, the hardy spacecraft may reach its finish line in a manner we will consider a wonderful success.

FaviconSOFIA Return to Flight Delayed 8 Mar 2018, 9:29 pm

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, remains in Hamburg, Germany, to address a repair that was discovered during a routine inspection and repair cycle, known as a C-Check.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconGoing for Atmospheric GOLD 19 Mar 2018, 10:30 am

In late Jan. 2018, NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument was launched into space aboard a commercial satellite.

FaviconRose-Colored Jupiter 16 Mar 2018, 9:11 am

This image captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconThe Nebra Sky Disk 

It is considered the oldest known illustration of the night sky. It is considered the oldest known illustration of the night sky.

FaviconRotating Moon from LRO 

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Orbital ATK Unveils New Version of Satellite-Servicing Vehicle

Orbital ATK announced March 13 it is developing a new version of a satellite life extension vehicle intended to provide more flexibility to customers while also moving the company closer to more advanced in-space servicing.

Favicon Ancient Oceans on Mars May Have Been Older and Shallower Than Thought

The rise of the largest volcanoes in the solar system may have led Mars to possess oceans hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, a new study finds.

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

Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows

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