This week in Space

By on February 27, 2012 in
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Each week we bring you moments in history, upcoming events, and different way you can engage in doing astronomy.

Special Announcement: The New Horizons’s mission is working to get signatures on a petition to create a stamp dedicated to the missions 2015 visit to Pluto. You can sign it by visiting change.org.

History Highlights | Events | Looking Ahead

Events for Febraury 25 – March 2 2012

  • Weekly Astronomy Hour
    Time: Wednesday 4pm PACIFIC / 7pm EASTERN / 0:00 + 1d GMT / 11am + 1d Sydney
    Location: Google Hangouts on Air at CosmoQuest

    Hosted by Emily Lakdawalla
  • Weekly Space Hangout hosted by Fraser Cain.
    Time: Thursday 10am PACIFIC / 1pm EASTERN / 6pm GMT / 5am +1 d SYDNEY
    Location: Google Hangouts on Air at CosmoQuest

    Join Fraser Cain along with some combination Alan Boyle, Pamela Gay, Nicole Gugliucci, Emily Lakdawalla, Phil Plait, and Miles O’Brien for a round of this weeks Space News.
  • Virtual Star Party hosted by Fraser Cain
    Time: Thursday 6pm PACIFIC / 9pm EASTERN / 2am + 1d GMT / 1pm +1d SYDNEY
    Location: Google Hangouts on Air at CosmoQuest

    Join Fraser Cain along with some combination of telescopes and astronomers to explore the sky.

Save the Date!

  • Science & Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.: Join us April 28-29 for the ultimate celebration of science and engineering. CosmoQuest will be part of the NASA display.
  • International Observe the Moon Night:Scheduled for Sept 22, it’s none to soon to start planning your events. Learn more here.

Looking back:

  • Mars at opposition: straight overhead at midnight, Mars is opposite the sun in the sky and as bright and close to Earth as it will get this year.

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