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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

Visual Astronomy Display: January 2022

Happy New Year! The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone this winter season. Highlights… A guide to misinformation on the internet; The most-awaited space missions of 2022; Seeker reviews the first spider-like robot heading for the Moon; The European Southern Observatory has detected seventy new rogue planets in the Milky Way; Watch the National Air and Space Museum…

Visual Astronomy Display: December 2021

Orion nebula

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… It’s Okay to be Smart reviews the history of ‘nothing;’ How astronomers could contribute to a sustainable circular society; Cool Worlds argues our solar system is special; Star Trek actors talk what social issues they want the show to address;…

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2021

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… NASA publishes an interactive graphic novel about the “First Woman” to walk on the moon; PBS SpaceTime outlines the constructor theory of physics; Genoveva Burca explains how neutron imaging may help scientists 3D map carbon distribution in soil; Physics Girl breaks down how we can observe…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2021

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… PBS SpaceTime explains how electron spin makes matter possible; We could build Martian homes with human blood;  Fermilab breaks down the quantum eraser experiment; NASA confirms geologically recent Martian volcanic activity; Do quasar outflows inhibit the formation of stars? Playlist Archive Suggestions, Comments, or Questions

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2021

Image of Judith Resnik and Christa McAuliffe. Resnik is on the left and has curly black hair. McAuliffe is on the left and has curly blonde hair. Both are wearing light blue NASA jumpsuits and smiling at something off-camera to the left.

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… A look back on how Judith Resnik and her team built Space Shuttle Discovery‘s robot arm; Saturn‘s core is surprisingly “soupy”;  Mars’ “new” volcanic activity; Why some astronomers prefer “snail mail” over the Internet; CfA’s Fabio Pacucci explains Stephen Hawking’s black hole paradox! Playlist Archive…

Virtual Astronomy Display: August 2021

Image of Jupiter's moon Ganymede taken by NASA's space probe Juno

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… Women Apollo alums remember working at male-dominated NASA; How physicists could detect neutron stars using gravitational waves; Hubble finds evidence of water vapor on Ganymede; Learn how Perseverance takes sterile samples of Martian earth; The Royal Observatory reviews new challenges in astrophotography! Extras… Podcast: Undistracted with…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2021

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… SciShow reviews recent research into hypothetical warp drives; A 62-mile wide comet visits from the Oort Cloud; How quantum mechanics might help birds see Earth’s magnetic field; The ESA tests satellite durability in an atmospheric reentry test using a plasma wind tunnel; Cool Worlds investigates…

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2021

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights…  Smithsonian NASM explains Afrofuturism, a science fiction genre which critiques whiteness in both astronomical institutions and speculative fiction; Team members of NASA’s recently announced Venus missions share their excitement; Fermilab breaks down the history of the discovery of the…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2021

image of comet NEOWISE

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… Hear the Greek myth of Menippe and Metioche, which explains the origin of comets; Listen to a radio emission recorded in Venus’ atmosphere; Adler Planetarium shows off their mobile telescope in the streets of Chicago; See Curiosity’s shot of a 360 degree…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2021

The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone during this global crisis. Highlights… Seeker explains the ISS’s NICER instrument’s relationship to sextants; ESA proposes recruiting astronauts with disabilities or parastronauts; Dr. Beth Biller discussed the future of photographing exoplanets; SciShow breaks down an alternative hypothesis concerning Mars’ disappearing oceans; Three…