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It’s coming: The Solar Eclipse

The Great North American Eclipse is coming to darken your world. (At least if your world will have you in North America on August 21). CosmoQuest was designed by a team of people who get rained on a lot, so all our science efforts rely on an internet archives instead of on new observations. This […]

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Three images of asteroid 2016 XA2. We track on the moving asteroid so the star images are elongated. With three separate exposures we can see the motion of the asteroid relative to the “fixed” stars. Credit: Dave Bell and Larry Lebofsky.

Citizen Science from Two Miles Up

What is citizen science? The CosmoQuest website has this definition: “Put simply, citizen science is any science done by everyday people that has the potential to lead to new understanding of the universe we share. This can vary from people studying Earth’s climate change by recording when the first flowers bloom, to studying weather on […]

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Julena Steinheider Duncombe. Credit: AAS.

Grants Available for 2017 Eclipse Activities from NSF

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force is pleased to announce a program of small grants to fund programs and activities aimed at engaging the public with the solar eclipse that will cross the continental US from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. They anticipate funding 20 to 50 grants in the […]

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What’s Up November 2016

Here’s your latest issue of What’s New? Your Monthly Astronomy News. #KtSeery #WhatsNew For more information on these stories: Uranus moons: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/uranus-may-have-two-undiscovered-moons Juno Jupiter: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21107/juno-s-first-slice-of-jupiter MAVEN Mars in UV: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2016/maven-uv-mars MAVEN water escaping: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/maven-observes-ups-and-downs-of-water-escape-from-mars Heartbeat stars: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/heartbeat-stars-unlocked-in-new-study Mars’ Spiders: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/citizen-scientists-seek-south-pole-spiders-on-mars   Here’s your latest issue of What’s Up Tonight? Interesting Astronomy Objects this month! #KtSeery […]

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