Nancy Atkinson

About Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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Stunning Photo Alert! Winners Announced for “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” Competition

by Nancy Atkinson September 19, 2014

The winners of the 2014 “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition have been announced at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich England, and British photographer James Woodend’s gorgeous image of the aurora dancing across the Icelandic night sky was named the overall winner. This is the sixth year for the competition, which is run by the […]

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Giveaway: Win a Copy of “Astrophotography” by Thierry Legault

by Nancy Atkinson September 17, 2014

A newly published English version of the book, “Astrophotography” by Thierry Legault provides detailed, step-by-step instructions of how to start or improve your photography of astronomical objects. But this is not just a dry manual: Legault tells stories and explains details in a manner that seems like he is talking directly to you, and he […]

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Book Review: Learn from the Master with “Astrophotography” by Thierry Legault

by Nancy Atkinson September 17, 2014

If you’re looking for detailed, step-by-step instructions of how to start or improve your photography of astronomical objects, look no further. Astrophotographer Thierry Legault shares the expertise he has garnered from over 20 years of “amateur” photography in his newly translated book titled simply — and appropriately — “Astrophotography.” Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Watch Live as NASA Announces Who Will Fly Astronauts to the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson September 16, 2014

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA will make a “major announcement” today on the return of human spaceflight launches for the U.S, specifically which commercial space company — or companies — will taxi astronauts to and from the International Space. You can watch the press conference live here today (Sept. 16) at 4 pm […]

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Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Rosette Nebula

by Nancy Atkinson September 12, 2014

Wow! Here’s a gorgeous view of the Rosette Nebula from astrophotographer César Cantú. The Rosette Nebula is a star-forming region about 5,000 light years from Earth, located in the constellation Monoceros. Winds from the young, hot, blue stars cleared the central hole. The central cluster of stars is also known as NGC 2244. The image […]

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