Archive of 2014 April

22Apr2014

How To Photograph The Solar Eclipse

Photographing a solar eclipse isn't as easy as shooting a lunar eclipse. Getting quality shots requires special equipment and planning. Its not as rtricky as it looks, so let's go... (more…)

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22Apr2014

A Beginners’ Guide to Solar Observing

The Sun, our source of natural light and warmth, and the star that made life possible on our planet, is just next door in astronomical terms. It’s only, on average, 150 million km away. (more…)

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21Apr2014

Plan To Brighten the Moon

It sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie: There's a plan afoot to make the moon brighter in the night sky, potentially saving the world billions of dollars in power costs running street lamps. (more…)

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20Apr2014

Happy Birthday Hubble

The Hubble telescope has just celebrated 24years in space. For the general public, unfamiliar with NASA missions, Hubble is  the one spacecraft they can name without having to think. (more…)

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19Apr2014

NASA Expected to Grow Vegetables in Space

Thank the International Space Station for taking on a healthier mission. The Vegetable Production System, otherwise known by the interesting name 'Veggie,' will be sent to space. (more…)

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19Apr2014

Russia Plans To Get A Foothold On The Moon

  Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy minister in charge of defense and space industries said. (more…)

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18Apr2014

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

 The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition in the search for exo-life. (more…)

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18Apr2014

Astronomers Find ‘Another Earth’

Well almost. Using NASA's Kepler Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the "habitable zone" of another star. This may be unique, or one of any to be found. (more…)

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15Apr2014

Celestron’s Cutting-Edge Telescope/Imaging Technology

   Celestron Unveiled their Cutting-Edge Telescope and Astroimaging Technology at the 2014 Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show last week, and the reaction was electric! (more…)

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15Apr2014

Solar Eclipse 29 April – Special Viewing Offer!

A partial solar eclipse will take place during the afternoon of Tuesday 29 April 2014, viewable across Australia and parts of Antarctica, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean. The offer comes with a FREE DVD! (more…)

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12Apr2014

How Privateers Will Put A Lander On The Moon

In an effort to win the $20 million Google Lunar X-Prize, Astrobotic and Masten have been busy at work developing a free-flying moon lander. Watch this video of the XOMBIE rocket. (more…)

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12Apr2014

NASA Wants To Land A Flying Saucer On Mars

NASA has a landing-on-Mars problem, and that strange flying-saucer-shaped test vehicle in the picture above may help them solve it. It looks the part but there's a lot more to it for sure. (more…)

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12Apr2014

Camping On Moon Will Be One Far Out Experience

If Earth had a mountain so high that its peak poked through the outermost layer of our atmosphere, mountain climbers smart and tough enough enough to reach the top would start imagining things. (more…)

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11Apr2014

Branson Searching For Boy Who Gave Him Space Ideas

Sir Richard Branson has launched a worldwide search for the boy who inspired the Virgin Galactic Space program.  He says he owes it all to a something that happened out of the blue! (more…)

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11Apr2014

NASA To Catch Asteroid And Tow It To Moon

NASA wants to grab a small asteroid and tow it into orbit around the moon, as part of a long-range plan towards establishing permanent manned outposts in space, according to a US senator. (more…)

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10Apr2014

How To Photograph The Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

 On April 14/15, there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from most of the US, Canada, and Central America, and parts of South America and Australia (see map). (more…)

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