Visual Astronomy Display: August 2017

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2017


  • The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is nearly here! Learn all about what it is and how you can enjoy watching it in this month’s play list!;
  • SciShowSpace explores how Vera Rubin discovered the first direct evidence of Dark Matter;
  • NASA will chase the solar eclipse from Missouri to Tennessee on a jet, taking high-speed images of the Sun’s atmosphere and create thermal maps of Mercury;
  • There are tons of excellent eclipse videos in this month’s playlist, all in preparation for the Solar Eclipse on August 20, 2017;
  • The next time you travel between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, try to time it around the sub-solar point, or the time when the sun is directly overhead; and
  • As more and more planets are being discovered, astronomers have begun asking a question that would have been considered ridiculous: Do any stars NOT have planets?

Bonus Videos…

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About Katie Frey

Katie Frey leads the development of the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus, a community supported linked data vocabulary for sorting, filtering, and exploring astronomical literature, data sets, images, etc.

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