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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2022

Highlights… Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder interviews astronauts on the ISS; Watch Perseverence‘s recording of a Martian solar eclipse; Seeker explains how the Parker Solar Probe “touched” the sun; Hubble spots an ancient rapidly growing black hole; Cool Worlds breaks down how FTL travel would lead to time paradoxes! Playlist Archive Suggestions, Comments, or Questions

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2022

A side view of the surface of the sun which is dark red with orange spots and has a yellow halo. The sun takes up 3/4s of the image. On the left in the sun's halo is a black spot: Mercury.

Ramadan Mubarak and happy spring! Highlights…  NASA studies the interactions of Mercury’s magnetic field and solar wind; HR 6819 may not be the closest black hole to Earth after all; Fermilab discusses photons and momentum; The ISS is now in its final years of operation; PBS Space Time asks: could the universe be inside a black hole? Playlist Archive Suggestions, Comments,…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2022

A black and white three quarters perspective portrait bust drawing of Benjamin Barker, an African American man in a jacket and cravat. To his right is a scan of his Farmer's Almanac.

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, this month’s playlist includes interviews of Black astronomers. Highlights… Learn about Benjamin Banneker, an early African American Quaker and astronomer; The Maniitsoq structure may not be an impact crater; See the Chinese space stations’ robotic arm in action; PBS Space Time discusses the wave function and object-collapse theories; Astronomer Derrick Pitts discusses: “why are…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2022

Happy Lunar New Year! The Wolbach Library wishes good health to everyone this winter season. Highlights… Astronauts decorate the Tiangong space station for the lunar new year; SciShow overviews why it took a decade to launch the James Webb Space Telescope; Watch a visualization of “the Great Eruption” of Eta Carinae; February is…

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…