Rachel Ward, who is in the final year of her PhD studies in astrophysics at McMaster University will give a talk on: A Star is Born: Uncovering the True Nature of Molecular Clouds Giant molecular clouds are the birthplace of stars; however, the true nature of these clouds remains a great mystery. The first step towards achieving a greater understanding of star formation is exploring the structure and evolution of the clouds in which they form. Learn how powerful supercomputers are used to visualize both simulated and observed star-forming clouds to help solve several major unanswered questions in star formation. … Continue reading
Clear Sky Clock
- Diamond Rings and Baily s BeadsNear the March 20 equinox the cold clear sky over Longyearbyen,
- NGC 2403 in CamelopardalisMagnificent island universe
- Orion SpringAs spring comes to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, familiar winter
- Naked Eye Nova Sagittarii 2015 No 2It quickly went from obscurity to one of the brighter stars in Sagittarius -- but it's fading.
- Diamond Rings and Baily s Beads
- Nova Sagittarii Rebrightens! March 27, 2015A 6th-magnitude nova erupted inside the Sagittarius Teapot and reached 4th magnitude. Now it has started fading. The post Nova Sagittarii Rebrightens! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
- Juppiter 20/03/2015 from Italy March 27, 2015The post Juppiter 20/03/2015 from Italy appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
- Nova Sagittarii Rebrightens! March 27, 2015
- Year in Space Flight for Russian/American Crew Starts With Spectacular Night Launch and Station Docking March 28, 2015The first ever ‘One-Year Mission’ to the International Space Station (ISS) started with a bang today, March 27, with the spectacular night time launch of the Russian/American crew from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday (1:42 a.m., March 28 in Baikonur and culminated with a flawless docking this evening. NASA astronaut […]Ken Kremer
- Weekly Space Hangout – March 27, 2015: Dark Matter Galaxy “X” with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti March 27, 2015Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Lead Investigator for team that may have discovered Dark Matter Galaxy “X”. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – March 27, 2015: Dark Matter Galaxy “X” with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti […]Fraser Cain
- Historic 1 Year ISS Mission with Kelly and Kornienko Launches Today – Watch Live March 27, 2015At long last, the first ever crew embarking on a 1 year mission to the International Space Station (ISS) – comprising NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (both veterans) – is slated for blastoff just hours from now aboard a Soyuz capsule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.(...)Read the rest of Historic 1 […]Ken Kremer
- No, a Giant Asteroid Isn’t Going to “Skim” Earth on Friday March 26, 2015There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of their presences and the fact that our planet shares its neighborhood with many other objects, large and small… and that sometimes their paths around the Sun bring them unnervingly close to our own. Then there’s just straight-up over-sensationalism intended […]Jason Major
- Using 19th Century Technology to Time Travel to the Stars March 25, 2015In the late 19th century, astronomers developed the technique of capturing telescopic images of stars and galaxies on glass photographic plates. This allowed them to study the night sky in detail. Over 500,000 glass plate images taken from 1885 to 1992 are part of the Plate Stacks Collection of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), […]Nancy Atkinson
- Year in Space Flight for Russian/American Crew Starts With Spectacular Night Launch and Station Docking March 28, 2015