Astronomy News

NASA Breaking News:

  • 2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training
    on August 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. […]

  • NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
    on August 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018. […]

  • NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications
    on August 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland. […]

  • NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite
    on August 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. […]

  • NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
    on August 14, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway. […]

Sky & Telescope Observing  News:

  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families
    by Monica Young on August 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for kids and families. The post Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • How Will the Sun’s Corona Look at Totality?
    by Janine Myszka on August 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Updated 8/16 to include Predictive Science, Inc.'s predictions. The total solar eclipse is less than three weeks away, but researchers already have a good indication of how the Sun’s corona will look when it comes into view. The post How Will the Sun’s Corona Look at Totality? appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • Will Monday’s Total Eclipse Change Your Life?
    by Bob King on August 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Total eclipses have the power to touch us deeply and reverberate through our life in unexpected ways. The post Will Monday’s Total Eclipse Change Your Life? appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

Sky & Telescope News :

  • Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online
    by Monica Young on August 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Multiple organizations are live-streaming the total solar eclipse from groundbased telescopes, racing Volvos, and high-altitude balloons — take a look! The post Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • The White Dwarf That Survived
    by Javier Barbuzano on August 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    A peculiar white dwarf could be what’s left after a failed supernova explosion. The post The White Dwarf That Survived appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families
    by Monica Young on August 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for kids and families. The post Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

Space.com News:

  • How a Space.com Columnist Convinced an Airline to Chase the Eclipse
    on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    This is a story about how you can sometimes move mountains — or, in this case, airplanes — with a simple suggestion. […]

  • Image of the Day
    on August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    A photographer for the European Southern Observatory captured this view of a partial lunar eclipse as the moon rose over Munich, Germany on the evening of Aug. 7. During a partial lunar eclipse, Earth casts a shadow on the moon that appears reddish-brown. […]

  • Going to See the Solar Eclipse? Share Your Story with Space.com!
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    The Great American Solar Eclipse promises to be the celestial event of the century and the Space.com team is super-excited. But what about you? Share your solar eclipse plans, hopes, expectations and results with us! […]

Stardate Podcast:

  • More Eclipse Science
    by McDonald Observatory on August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The B-57 Canberra has been taking to the skies since the Korean War. Today, only three of the aircraft remain. All three fly research […]

  • Eclipse Science
    by McDonald Observatory on August 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Astronomers have been studying the Sun for so long that you might think they know everything there is to know about it. And they do know […]

  • Moon on the Move
    by McDonald Observatory on August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Moon will pass by several prominent companions over the next week. Tomorrow, the bright star Aldebaran, the eye of the bull, will stand […]

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