All posts by Rob Sparks

By Rob Sparks on February 9, 2019 in
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The Poetry Of the Dark Energy Survey with @halfastro and Amy Catanzano #365DaysOfAstro @NOAONorth

By Rob Sparks on January 12, 2019 in
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The Dark Energy Survey started in 2013 to map dark energy over 5000 square degrees of sky. The survey concluded on January 9th, 2018 with its last night of observing. Listen to the conversation at the end of this journey.

By Rob Sparks on December 8, 2018 in
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NASA hosts events called NASA Socials to bring together social media users at various NASA event. In this podcast, NOAO’s Rob Sparks talks about his experience at the recent NASA Social for the SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission #16 to the International Space Station.

By Rob Sparks on November 10, 2018 in
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Comet 46P Wirtanen is about to make its closest approach to Earth since its discovery in 1948. Hear how to get outside and see the potentially naked eye comet!

By Rob Sparks on October 13, 2018 in
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Discussion on new plan for the Windows On the Universe Center with the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak

By Rob Sparks on September 8, 2018 in
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How to produces stunning images of the universe?

By Rob Sparks on August 11, 2018 in

Astronomers have long recognized asteroid families that share similar orbits. More recent data suggests that family and non-family asteroids come from a surprisingly small number of parent bodies.

By Rob Sparks on July 14, 2018 in
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NEID spectrometer is being installed and it will soon start to search for exoplanets by using the Doppler, or Radial Velocity (RV), effect.