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?
What’s the best gear you can gift to amateur astronomer? Or what’s the best telescope you can get this year to do your hobby? Listen to today @deepastronomy for answers.
This episode features a beginner’s telescope kit that we think is high quality and designed to get you off to a good start.
Here is an excerpt from the “JWST: Too Big to Fail” stream. The history of JWST is long and storied and @DeepAstronomy will briefly outline some milestones.
The JWST has arrived in South America and is awaiting the next steps: unloading, refueling and mounting on the Arianne 5 rocket