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Category Archives: Visual Astronomy Display

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…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2015 Highlights… MinutePhysics explains why we put telescopes in space; Flowing water has been discovered on Mars. Just repeat that to yourself for a minute. Flowing water. Has been discovered. On the planet Mars. Mind. Blown; The Mars hype is real and NASA is sharing…

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2015 Highlights… NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently in orbit around Ceres, discovered many interesting features on the minor planet, including bright spots and a pyramid-shaped mountain; Capturing a Pluto occultation? The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy accomplished the impossible in late June when astronomers aboard the…

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2015 Be on the look out for the Perseid meteor showers on August 12th and 13th! Highlights… How would YOU like to start your morning sucking freeze dried coffee through a straw from a sealed plastic bag? Well, the astronauts don’t enjoy that much either,…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2015 Highlights… Several videos this month highlight New Horizons upcoming close pass of Pluto! Launched in 2009, the New Horizon mission scientists have been waiting for over 9 years for this day to come; As we head into hurricane season, NASA Goddard shares US coastal…

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2015 Highlights… Unique among space probes is Hubble: designed to be serviced by human’s in space it’s built with special hand rails for astronauts to grip, and after years in space, visible hand prints can seen on Hubble; A video of European city lights as…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2015 Highlights… Hubble celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 24th, so this month’s playlist is peppered with videos about the great space telescope; NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is studying the feasibility of tensegrity robots, rovers designed as a collection of metal rods and cables…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2015 Highlights… The story of Rosetta and Philae continues in a cute animated feature describing the probe’s journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; NASA Planetary Science shares a video imagining how the deep oceans of Mars might have once looked; Rover teams use the Mojave Desert in…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2015

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2015 Highlights… The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates its 5th anniversary with a time-lapse video of the sun that captures one frame every 8 hours for nearly 5 years; NASA share’s a video about the wrap up of Curiosity’s “walkabout” exploration of the Pahrump Hills on…