Credit: Fujitsu Planetarium, De Anza College

Do You Know What An Astronomer Does? Find Out Jan. 20!

Watch the “We Are Astronomers” digital planetarium show, and hear De Anza College Astronomy Instructor Marek Cichanski, astronomy instructor at De Anza College, present an accompanying talk. Time: 7:00-8:30pm Location: Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. […]

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Side by side images:  LROC image examples of high versus low incidence angle.  Images are of nearby (not identical) regions of the Moon.  Images are from NASA/LROC, and appear in Grier et al., submitted LPSC 2018.

CQ Science – Post 9: Angle of Illumination, Mapping Craters, and How YOUR Work Leads to Science!

In the last post in this series, we talked about “incidence angle” and hearkened back to a couple of CosmoQuest posts on the topic including the Moon Mappers tutorial section on lighting effects , and a post about “Illumination and Optical Illusions.”  In this post, we are going to take a specific look at why […]

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Carnival of Space #543

Carnival of Space #543

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at The Venus Transit. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #543. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space, thanks to our […]

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Astronaut Photograph (ISS023-E-026756, 04/22/2010, 800mm) of Venezuela. Credit: NASA

Monitoring Coastal Morphology Using Astronaut Photography

This is a guest post from Amy Jagge, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team More than 63 million people in the southern and eastern United States live near coastlines (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. National Coastal Population Report; Population Trends from 1970 to 2020). Include the estimated […]

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