Articles and News
26/1/2018 14:47 Astronomers enraged by huge man-made star: “This is stupid, vandalises the night sky and corrupts our view of the cosmos”.
15/1/2018 22:47 Mystery funders of Arecibo radio telescope can celebrate an early success: “Dish saved from demolition gets best look yet at fast radio bursts.”
6/12/2017 11:39 Giant Planetarium Opens in New Jersey: The Hayden Planetarium could fit inside “with room to spare.”
3/12/2017 10:37 How to See the Brightest Supermoon of 2017: The “December 3 full moon will be relatively close to Earth and will appear about seven percent larger and 16 percent brighter than usual.”
27/11/2017 10:12 NASA’s next flagship telescope is “not executable” in its current form: A new report questions the viability of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope andcriticizes NASA’s management practices.
12/8/2017 12:27 Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: This excellent, illustrated guide from 2015 covers weather, roads, crowds, navigation, and strategies for wrangling photographic equipment. And more.
28/7/2017 18:09 Travel the path of the solar eclipse: A great interactive aid for planning your eclipse viewing.
20/6/2017 7:39 Nighttime Rocket Launch To Create Colorful Clouds in Space: The much delayed NASA sounding rocket
has a good chance of lifting offtonight too many clouds again — next attempt on June 24th with a launch window between 9:07 and 9:22 p.m. from WallopsIsland, Virginia, considering the weather report. The launch window is from9:06 to 9:21 pm local time. “Canisters will deploy between 4 and 5.5 minutesafter launch releasing blue-green and red vapor to form artificial clouds.These clouds, orvapor tracers, allow scientists on the ground to visually track particlemotions in space. The clouds may be visible along the mid-Atlantic coastlinefrom New York to North Carolina.”
12/6/2017 22:34 Interesting Wallops Launch Tomorrow: It’s been delayed twice, but with luck NASA will launch a sounding rocketfrom Wallops Island, Virginia, tomorrow night between 9:04 and 9:19 p.m.local time. “Canisters will deploy between 4 and 5.5 minutes after launchreleasing blue-green and red vapor to form artificial clouds. These clouds, orvapor tracers, allow scientists on the ground to visually track particlemotions in space. The clouds may be visible along the mid-Atlantic coastlinefrom New York to North Carolina.”
23/5/2017 10:40 Staff Recommends Denying Historic Designation for Potential High School Site: “Under the plan for historic designation, the Education Center and the adjacent David M. Brown Planetarium would be saved from possible demolition [...] School Board members do not support pursuing historic designation”.
4/5/2017 18:53 Ever want to ask a real life astronaut a question? Here’s your chance!: Astronaut Jeanette Epps will be taking your questions in an Answer Time session on Friday, May 5 from 10am - 11am ET here on NASA’s Tumblr.
26/4/2017 16:46 Planetariums — not just for kids: “Planetariums are not just for education, or even astronomy: they could display all sorts of data, if only scientists thought to use them”.
11/4/2017 15:08 NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public: “NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more. Users now can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions to download.”
24/3/2017 8:15 Live stream of the spacewalk outside the International Space Station: Should last until mid-afternoon.
6/3/2017 17:00 Valentina Tereshkova: Happy birthday to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
21/2/2017 9:46 Upgraded Planetarium at Union Station in Kansas City: The old train station is now used as a cultural center and includes a science center. Its Arvin Gottlieb planetarium has just received a major upgrade, including a new 4K projector.
10/2/2017 13:52 Don’t miss the penumbral Lunar eclipse tonight.: Should be good viewing on the East coast if there’s a break in the clouds.
17/10/2016 14:31 Nighttime Launch of Private Cargo Ship Visible Along US East Coast Tonight: The launch from Wallops is still on for tonight, at 7:40 p.m. It will be visible from the DC area if you have a view close to the SE horizon.
8/9/2016 8:07 Lagrange Points: A very nice interactive page that teaches you about several topics in orbital dynamics.