Radio Telescopes

The Sun and stars emits radio waves — not just visible and infrared light. In the 1930s, Karl Jansky built the first devise to “listen” to the sun, collecting radio waves from far off stars and focusing them onto a … Continue reading

Hubble’s Successor: The James Webb Space Telescope

Science@ESA (Episode 4): Following The Redshift (Part 2) – Hubble’s Successor: The James Webb Space Telescope. In this fourth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes will identify some of the key discoveries achieved with the famous Hubble Space … 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

NASA – Whats Up for April 2009

Whats Up for April? Did you know you can see other galaxies through modest telescopes or binoculars? Well you can! Hello and welcome. I’m Jane Houston Jones at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California During 2009, were celebrating International … Continue reading