NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/nova/telescope William Herschel often gets the credit, but his sister Caroline was also a pioneer astronomer. For more, watch NOVA’s Hunting the Edge of Space airing April 6 and 13 on PBS. http://www.pbs.org/nova/telescope Hunting the Edge of Space produced for … Continue reading

Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet

Hubblecast 22: Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by … Continue reading

VISTA – The World’s Most Powerful Survey Telescope

ESOcast 12: VISTA – A Pioneering New Survey Telescope Starts Work. VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a new telescope that has just started work at ESOs Paranal Observatory in Chile and has made its first … Continue reading