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Category Archives: Astronomy News
The UK Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2011) was held last week (Sunday April 17, 2011 to Thursday April 21, 2011) in Llandudno, North Wales. I wasn't at the meeting, but it sounds like it was outstanding. Listed … Continue reading
I like to draw attention to quality web sites and today I have three that I'd like to share. The first is a site from NASA that provides an interactive 3D tour of the Webb Space Telescope. The site is … Continue reading
In the fall of 2011, NASA is scheduled to launch the Mars Science Laboratory. If everything goes well the rover (pictured on the left in an image from NASA/JPL-Caltech) should land on Mars in August 2012. The principal goal of … Continue reading
My previous blog post discussed the impending launch of the WISE spacecraft and infrared astronomy in general. I'm pleased to report that the WISE spacecraft was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning at 6:09 a.m., … Continue reading
Image Credit: NASA/VAFB If everything goes according to plan, NASA will launch the Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft on Friday, December 11, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Please note: At the time this blog post was … Continue reading
One of the most interesting areas of astronomical research is the hunt for extra solar planets or exoplanets. The American Kepler space telescope was designed to hunt for exoplanets in our area of the Milky Way. It was launched on … Continue reading