Nov 17th: Our Space Telescopes Are Dying!

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Podcaster: Tony Darnell Title: Hubble Space Telescope Goes into Safe Mode: Beginning of the End?

Organization:  Deep Astronomy

Link : https://deepastronomy.space

Twitter @DeepAstronomy, https://facebook.com/DeepAstronomy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/deepastronomy

Description: Think about it: Hubble is down to one gyro, maybe two; Kepler is in safe mode; and today, the Chandra X-ray telescope went into safe mode; Spitzer has run out of coolant but still doing science – our fleet of space telescopes is getting older what are we replacing them with?

Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he heas worked in many aspects of astronomical research.

Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbPjFN6zsgE&w=640&h=360]

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