There is a lot of interest in a new class of telescopes available for amateur astronomers. These telescopes offer extreme ease-of-use while delivering advanced capability to those just entering the hobby of amateur astronomy. In this episode, Dustin Gibson, CEO of OPT Telescopes and Tony Darnell discuss the value of these scopes and the promise they hold for newcomers to the hobby.
The Asteroid Apophis is going to get very close to Earth in 2029! How/will it impact us? Apophis is classified as a Potential Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) to Earth and astronomers want to use the event to learn more about how these celestial bodies will affect Earth.
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. More with @DeepAstronomy at #365DaysOfAstro
Just like neighborhood developments here on Earth, the cislunar neighborhood needs multiple layers of infrastructure for a sustainable ecosystem on and around the Moon. Companies are planning to deploy foundational communications and data infrastructure to deliver services to government and commercial users. The market for cislunar space services is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade. Recognizing a whole-of-nation approach, there’s synergy in roles for government and private sector.
Unlike in the Apollo era, the private sector now has considerable space capabilities and in the last five years, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in space programs by companies, individuals and investment firms. This panel will examine when PPPs make sense, what types of PPPs are best for exploration applications and what does the commercial market for exploration hold for the next twenty years.
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impactor technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.
NASA is getting ready to decide on whether to embark on its next interstellar mission. It will span over 50 years and travel 1000 AU. The latest report shows a possible launch in the 2030’s if NASA gives the go-ahead.
It is possible to contribute to professional astronomy, make discoveries and get involved in advancing our knowledge of the universe using your own equipment and computers. In this live stream, we’ll go over some of the ways you can get involved in professional astronomy as an amateur.
The Earth’s magnetic field has flipped from North to South and back again many times in its history. Are we starting a new cycle? If so, what will the effects be here on Earth and for our civilization?
Throughout my time as a science communicator, the subject of how to get a job in astronomy and what it’s like to work as an astronomer are two themes that keep coming back. So how to get a job in astronomy?