Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Partial Solar Eclipse

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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

Universe Update, June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Sun, SpaceX, Kepler, Saturn, aurorae, sunspots, Mars, Pluto, exoplanets, gas dwarfs

By Jacqueline Benitez The third Thursday of every month, the Morrison Planetarium hosts “Universe Update” at the 6:30 planetarium show during NightLife. Normally, our director Ryan Wyatt selects his favorite astronomy stories from the past month, but while he was out traveling this month, the American Astronomical Society’s semiannual conference gave us plenty of stories […]

Monday’s Lunar Eclipse

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Total Lunar eclipse 15 June 2011 as seen from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Weather-permitting, skywatchers will be treated to a total lunar eclipse Monday night.

Where is Voyager 1?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Heliosphere, interstellar space, sun, voyager, magnetic field, solar wind, interstellar gas, spacecraft, heliosheath, magnetic highway, charged particles, cosmic rays, heliosheath depletion region

We thought Voyager 1, our farthest spacecraft, had arrived at edge of the heliosphere, but there is something fishy about Voyager 1’s new data.

IRIS Spacecraft Launch

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
sun, atmosphere, corona, temperature, interface region imaging spectrograph, IRIS, plasma, chromosphere, solar eclipse, ultraviolet spectra, polar orbit, energy, stellar atmosphere, launch, Vandenberg air force base

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launches on June 27th to study how the sun’s corona gets so hot.

Earth’s Larger Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
milky way, galaxy, solar system, sun, earth, spitzer, telescope, very long baseline array, black hole

Astronomers realize that our Solar System is located on a longer arm in the Milky Way.

Solar Storm Hits Earth

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Or so the headlines have read for the past few days. Here’s the skinny on the largest solar storm since 2003…

Unbelievable Science News!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Freaks, Exoplanets and Sea Urchins: Here are some headlines we didn’t want you to miss this week.

Solar Activity

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

On Sunday, a sunspot erupted into a solar flare triggering a host of exciting solar activity and possible auroras here on Earth.

Citizen Astronomy

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Want to explore the Moon or spot explosions on the Sun? Go ahead…

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