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Sunday
Apr 26 2015
04:06 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @MorganRehnberg ) Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest. org / @noisyastronomer) Nancy Atkinson (UniverseToday. com / @Nancy_A) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout — April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition (497 words) ¬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: ALMA, Antares, Asteroids, […]

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Tuesday
Apr 21 2015
15:01 UTC

Venus, Moon and Aldebaran, April 21 2015

Venus, the Moon and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Orion is visible above them. Stack of 10x10 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen to see both the Moon and Venus reflected in the sea.. Venus, the Moon, Aldebaran (the brightest star) and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Stack of 10x8 second exposures 400 ISO and 3 x Zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. After days of terrible weather and inconvenient cloud, the sky was perfectly clear and I could see Venus and the cres

Posted by Astroblog

Friday
Apr 17 2015
17:08 UTC

Lunar Fountain of Youth' Challenge / Mercury Returns with Gusto

16th century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León looked and looked but never did find the Fountain of Youth, a spring rumored to restore one's youth if you bathed or drank from its waters.¬¬If he had, I might have interviewed him for this story. Sunday night, another symbol of youth beckons skywatchers the world over. […]

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Wednesday
Apr 15 2015
03:58 UTC

SpaceX Dragon Launches on Science Supply Run to Station, Booster Hard Lands on Barge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 24 hour delay due to threatening clouds, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared spectacularly to orbit from the Florida Space coast today, April 14, carrying a Dragon on a science supply run bound for the the International Space Station that will help pave the way for deep space […]

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Tuesday
Apr 07 2015
17:43 UTC

Was This Past Weekend's Lunar Eclipse Really Total?

Millions of viewers across the western United States and across the Pacific, to include Australia and New Zealand were treated to a fine Easter weekend lunar eclipse on Saturday. And while this was the third of the ongoing tetrad of four lunar eclipses, it was definitely worth getting up early for and witnessing firsthand. But […]

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Tuesday
Apr 07 2015
17:07 UTC

There Could Be Lava Tubes on the Moon, Large Enough for Whole Cities

Every year since 1970, astronomers, geologists, geophysicists, and a host of other specialists have come together to participate in the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPCS). Jointly sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), this annual event is a chance for scientists from all around the world to […]

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Saturday
Apr 04 2015
13:22 UTC

Peeking at a Short Lunar Eclipse Through the Cloud.

Moon at 20:35 ACDST, as seen from Largs North, Adelaide. A faint penumbral darkening can be seen at the left. 20:41 ACDST, the clouds are moving in. 21:46 A break in the clouds reveals a substantially eclipsed Moon21:47, a different exposure to reveal clouds and earthglow. 21:59 The shadow advances22:23 A faint post eclipse Moon seen through the clouds. All afternoon the sky was a brilliant blue, the warm sunshine moderated by a chilly breeze. Shortly after sunset a pack of clouds moved over, but th

Posted by Astroblog

Friday
Apr 03 2015
23:11 UTC

Live Webcasts of Tonights Lunar Eclipse (4 April, 2015)

Simulation in Stellarium of the partially Eclipsed Moon as seen from Adelaide on 4 April at 10:00 pm ACDST. Totality is not far off. Click to embiggen. If you are clouded out of tonights lunar eclipse, there are some live webcasts for you to watch. Slooh will be doing a live webcast . So will the Virtual Telescope. As well as NASA. All these start around 10 UT, which is 9 pm AEDST (8 pm AEST), 8:30 pm ACDST (7:30 ACST) and 6:00 pm AWST. Don't forget to pop out even if it is cl

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Apr 02 2015
13:23 UTC

I'm on the Radio 7:10 am this Saturday April 4, 2015

North-Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on 4 April at 10:24 pm ACDST. The total eclipse has just begun . Click to embiggenOn the morning of Saturday April 4 January I'll be on ABC local radio (Adelaide 891 AM) with Ashley Walsh, going live around 7:10 am ACDST (7:40 AEDST, 6:40 AEST). I'll be talking (briefly) about the Total Lunar Eclipse that night and how to see it. So listen if you can (they doing streaming, so even if you are not in Adelaide you can catch this

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Apr 02 2015
12:57 UTC

Don't Forget - Easter Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015

Simulation in Stellarium of the partially Eclipsed Moon as seen from Adelaide on 4 April at 10:00 pm ACDST. Totality is not far off. Click to embiggen. There is a total lunar eclipse during the Full Moon on Easter Saturday, April 4. The partial phase of the eclipse begins at 9:15 pm AEDST (8:45 pm ACDST and 6:15 pm AWST) with totality around one and three quarter hours later. Full details (Viewing charts, local times of eclipse start, totality start and end, Moonrise and twilight etc.) f

Posted by Astroblog

Tuesday
Mar 31 2015
14:14 UTC

Don't Blink! April 4th Lunar Eclipse Shortest of the Century

Get ready for one awesome total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning April 4th. For the third time in less than a year, the Moon dips into Earth's shadow, its dazzling white globe turning sunset red right before your eyes.¬¬All eclipses are not-to-miss events, but Saturday's totality will be the shortest in a century. Brief but […]

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