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Friday
Feb 20 2015
17:03 UTC

How to Photograph Tonight's Spectacular Triple-Play Conjunction

... diameter of the full moon. No question, this will catch a lot of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Feb 20 2015
15:19 UTC

Astrophotos: The February 2015 Black' Moon

As our David Dickinson noted in his recent article, a new term is “creeping into the popular astronomical vernacular: that of a Black Moon'.” This is the New Moon version of a Blue Moon, and is either: A month missing a Full or New Moon this can only occur in February, as the lunar synodic […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Feb 17 2015
16:23 UTC

Catch a Conjunction Triple Play' on February 20th as the Moon Meets Venus & Mars

Fear not, the chill of late February. This Friday gives lovers of the sky a reason to brave the cold and look westward for a spectacular close triple conjunction of the planets Mars, Venus and the waxing crescent Moon. This week's New Moon is auspicious for several reasons. ┬We discussed the vagaries of the Black […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Feb 06 2015
13:55 UTC

You've Never Seen the Phases of the Moon from This Perspective: The Far Side

Sometimes, it seems to be a cosmic misfortune that we only get to view the universe from a singular vantage point. Take the example of our single natural satellite. As the Moon┬waxes and wanes through its cycle of phases, ┬we see the┬familiar face of the lunar nearside. This holds true from the day we're born […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Feb 04 2015
19:17 UTC

Skywatchers Identify Aircraft as They Pass in Front of the Sun

It's all about timing and location. You've probably seen images we've posted on Universe Today of planes crossing in front of the Sun or the Moon. But how do the photographers manage to capture these events? Hint: it's not random luck. I live under a main flight path out of Heathrow, said photographer Chris Lyons […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Feb 04 2015
10:45 UTC

Stargazing in February

The shortest month of the year holds a lot of promise when it comes to the nights sky and whether you are making plans for Valentine's Day or still wondering […]

Posted by Astronotes

Tuesday
Feb 03 2015
19:43 UTC

Jupiter and the Full Snow Moon Come Together In a Beautiful Conjunction Tonight

The Full Moon celebrates Jupiter's coming opposition by accompanying┬the bright planet in a beautiful conjunction tonight. Even last night┬Jupiter and the Moon┬were close enough to attract attention.┬Tonight they'll be even more striking. Two reasons for that. The Moon is full this evening and will have crept within 41/2┬ of the planet. They'll rise together and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Feb 03 2015
03:12 UTC

Obama Administration Proposes $18.5 Billion Budget for NASA — Bolden

The Obama Administration today (Feb. 2) proposed a NASA budget allocation of $18. 5 Billion for the new Fiscal Year 2016, which amounts to a half-billion dollar increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015, and keeps the key manned capsule and heavy lift rocket programs on track to launch humans to deep space in the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jan 30 2015
20:01 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Jan. 30, 2015: Paul Hildebrandt Fights for Space!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www. astroguyz. com) Special Guest: Paul Hildebrandt from Fight For Space (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 30, 2015: Paul Hildebrandt Fights for Space! (337 words) ┬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | One comment | Post tags: 2004 BL86, […]

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Thursday
Jan 29 2015
15:00 UTC

What it Would Look Like if the Sun was Replaced with Other Stars?

How would our horizon look if Earth orbited around another star, such as Alfa-Centauri, Sirius, or Polaris? Roscosmos TV has released two new videos that replace our familiar Sun and Moon with other stars and planets. While these are completely fantastical — as Earth would have evolved very differently or not evolved at all in […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jan 28 2015
19:54 UTC

iPhone Astrophotography: How to Take Amazing Images of the Sky with Your Smartphone Tonight!

Got a smartphone and a telescope? It's a sight now common at many star parties. Frequently, you see folks roaming through the darkness, illuminated smartphone aimed skyward. Certainly, the wealth of free planetarium apps has done lots to kindle a renewed interest in the night sky.(...)Read the rest of iPhone Astrophotography: How to Take Amazing […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 27 2015
17:06 UTC

Luna vs. the Hyades! The 1st of 13 Occultations of Aldebaran Set For January 29th

The cosmos is continually in motion. Be it atoms, stars or snowflakes from the latest nor'easter pounding the New England seaboard, anything worth studying involves movement. And as skies and snowbound roads clear, this Wednesday and Thursday evening will give us a reason to brave the January cold, as the waxing gibbous Moon pierces the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jan 26 2015
23:33 UTC

News Flash: Asteroid Flying Past Earth Today Has Mini-Moon!

... km), has a companion moon. Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of the asteroid which show the tiny object in orbit about the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jan 26 2015
01:59 UTC

NASA Marching Towards Milestone Test Firing of Space Launch System Booster

The first solid rocket booster qualification motor for NASA's mammoth new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is aimed and ready to fire in a major ground test after NASA and ATK finished its installation at a test stand in Utah, and confirms that the pace of SLS development is gaining momentum. (...)Read the rest of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jan 23 2015
20:11 UTC

See a Rare Comet-Moon Conjunction Tonight

... nightfall, the crescent moon will lie 1┬ or less to the south-southwest of comet 15P/Finlay. No doubt lunar glare […]

Posted by Universe Today

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