Optical Telescopes Part I

The beginning of modern astronomy is often linked to Galileo building his first telescope in 1609 — roughly 400 years ago! While he was not the first person to use a telescope, Galileo made many fascinating discoveries, ultimately revealing that … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Free Astronomy Software

http://live.pirillo.com – Even if you’re not really “in to” Astronomy, you really have to check this out. The things you will see are just amazing. Go ahead… I dare you. Open your eyes, broaden your horizons. You never know what’s … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 6/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 6/2010] — Please subscribe to: • http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceMagazine • http://www.YouTube.com/Best0fScience — ► A Sun Halo Over Cambodia Have you ever seen a halo around the Sun? This fairly common sight occurs when high thin … Continue reading

Astronomy for Amateurs

http://lgno.me/cJmip0 – http://lgno.me/aNiqPm – During our open mic session at the last Gnomedex, my good friend Derek Miller came up on stage to show off some backyard Astronomy that his Dad has done. Derek reminds us all that you don’t … Continue reading

Spitzer Space Telescope: The Musical

A singing NASA supervisor uses song to explain about NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, and how infrared astronomy differs from visible-light telescopes like Hubble. Starring Danny Tieger (“My Universe Revolves Around You”), Buffy Henshaw (“Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide”), and … Continue reading

Astronomy in the Tetons

Headed south and managed to find a great secluded spot for astro in the Tetons. Friday 21th Aug 2009 After much thought of whether to head onto Butte or back to Great Falls, Falls won, simply as I new the … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010] — Please subscribe to: • http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceMagazine • http://www.YouTube.com/Best0fScience — ► Stardust in Perseus This cosmic expanse of dust, gas, and stars covers close to three degrees on the sky in the heroic … 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

Bad Astronomy: Hubble’s Hotties

Reissued in HD. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait explores his favorite images from the early days of Hubble. Visit Phil on http://www.badastronomy.com. His amazing book “Death from the Skies” is now available in paperback via Amazon.com. Duration : 0:5:7 … 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

Hubble Space Telescope – Better Than Ever!

The Hubble Space Telescope Is Back – Better Than Ever! The Final Servicing Mission. “Improved Hubble Shows Evidence of Dark Matter” • http://www.youtube.com/user/tdarnell#play/uploads/2/3wluv08tDhU [HD] • http://www.deepastronomy.com/ “When Hubble Opened its New Eyes” • http://www.youtube.com/AndromedasWake • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bytNgT7l8k&fmt=22 [HD] “The Hubble Space … Continue reading