Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Partial Solar Eclipse

Monday, October 13th, 2014

A partial solar eclipse will be seen from most of North America on Oct. 23.

Explore Galaxy M83

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Join Hubble scientists in exploring the spiral galaxy M83.

Visualization in Astronomy—and Beyond

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Ryan Wyatt’s first report from the annual American Astronomical Society meeting.

Gas Cloud Gets Spaghettified

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is stretching gas cloud G2 to its death.

Diamond Planets

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Could there really be planets made of diamonds?

Voyager’s Great Leap

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Have we actually left the Solar System at long last?

Fast Radio Burst Mystery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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The newest cosmic mystery: four distinct high-energy flashes! (Is the Universe trying to get our attention?) Astronomers are calling them Fast Radio Bursts, but we have yet to determine their origins.

10,000 Near-Earth Objects

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Asteroid 2013 MZ5 joined the ranks of asteroids and comets whose orbits pass near Earth. On an astronomical scale, “near” means within 28 million miles…

One Night of Many

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Jackie Faherty walks toward the Magellan Baade 6.5-meter telescope to prepare for a night of observing. Image credit: Karl Schultz

Academy Director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization reports about brown dwarfs from the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Join him in person at NightLife (6:30pm planetarium show on March 28th) for the “Color of the Cosmos” special presentation.

A Night at the Observatory

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Baade Telescope. Image Credit: Karl Schultz

Academy Director of the Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization reports from the control room of a twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

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