On July 2nd, a total solar eclipse passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. A team of students from the University of La Serena attemped to recreate the Eddington Experiment that provided the first experimental evidence for Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915. Four years later, Arthur Eddington led and experiment to observe the deflection of starlight during a total solar eclipse providing critical evidence supporting Einstein’s Theory. Nearly 100 years later, a team of astronomers and students is attempting to recreate his experiment in Chile during a total solar eclipse on July 2nd.
Occasionally the ISS will pass directly in front of the Moon or Sun presenting an interesting photographic opportunity. In this podcast, Rob Sparks describes how he has successfully photographed the ISS transiting the Sun and Moon with a DSLR and a zoom lens and describes techniques you can use to capture this distinctive image.
In this podcast. Dr. Aaron Meisner discusses Backyard Worlds, a citizen science project that looks for brown dwarfs & other low mass stars in WISE data. #365DaysOfAstro
The Poetry Of the Dark Energy Survey with @halfastro and Amy Catanzano #365DaysOfAstro @NOAONorth
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.
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.