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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2016 Highlights… The Rosetta mission is at an end as the European Space Agency plans for a controlled descent into the surface of comet 67P; This month Phil Plait teaches us about black holes and neutron stars in his Astronomy Crash Course series. Joe Hanson…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2016 Highlights… Venus has an electric wind strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, a phenomena that may have helped to strip the planet of its oceans; SciShowSpace discuses the new techniques astronomers have used to find the 1,284 recently…

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2016 Highlights… On May 16th, elementary school students at St. Thomas More Cathedral School watched the St. Thomas More (STM)Sat-1, the first CubeSat built by elementary school students, deploy from the International Space Station; As Mars neared opposition (the time when it would be closest…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2016 Highlights… The Hubble Space Telescope photographs a large bubble being blown in space by a super-hot, massive star; The story of the Hinode telescope as told by LEGOs; Phil Plait talks about the nearly 2000 exoplanets that have been discovered to date in one…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, orbiting 1 million miles from Earth captures a mind blowing view of a solar eclipse; Scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center use slight fluctuations in satellite orbits to map the gravity field of Mars, providing insights into the…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2016 Highlights… SciShowSpace explores and explains the volcanic moon of Jupiter, Io; Over time black holes evaporate Hawking Radiation and eventually die…but how does this happen? Physics Girl explains; This week, Phil Plait gives us a crash courses on the Oort cloud and meteors; Deep…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2016 Highlights… Have you ever wondered how close can you get the Sun? Well, SciShowSpace has the answer!; The Royal Observatory Greenwich asks: Are there aliens?; Were you curious about how the astronauts were able to grow lettuce on the International Space Station? Science@NASA explains…

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for January 2016 Highlights… NASA’s Marshall Center reviews the accomplishments of 2015 that will help make deep space exploration, and a journey to Mars, possible in the future; Lenore Rasmussen is developing synthetic muscles, materials that can expand, contract, flex, and stretch in any direction. Eventually it…

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2015 Highlights… The European Space Agency explains the difference between meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets; XKCD explains how to go to space in a video using only the 1000 most common words in the English language; NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first…

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2015 Highlights… Fire in space is dangerous…but to understand that danger and how to deal with it should a fire ignite, there must be testing. That’s where Saffire, the Spacecraft Fire Experiment comes into play; Dr. Don Lincoln of Fermilab talks about the multiverse: what…