Telescopes

An Update on the Damage to the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory suffered some serious damage last month, but an assessment and investigation is underway and repairs will follow!

8 months ago

Vera Rubin’s Monster 3200-Megapixel Camera Takes its First Picture (in the Lab)

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has taken another step towards first light, projected for some time in 2022. Its enormous…

8 months ago

A Sunspot, Revealed in Incredible Detail by Europe’s Newly Upgraded GREGOR Telescope

I wear glasses for astigmatism. But, as a stargazer with a visual impediment, turns out I’m in good company. The…

8 months ago

Nancy Roman Telescope’s Primary 2.4-Meter Mirror is Ready

The Nancy Roman Telescope has reached another milestone in its development. NASA has announced that the space telescope's primary mirror…

8 months ago

A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Observatory recently suffered some damage when a support cable broke and created a large gash in the…

9 months ago

Take a Flight Through the Most Detailed 3D Map of the Universe Ever Made

Once I accidentally took a photo of one of the most important stars in the Universe... Andromeda Galaxy imaged at…

9 months ago

What Telescope Will Be Needed to See the First Stars in the Universe? The Ultimately Large Telescope

The oldest stars in the Universe are cloaked in darkness. Their redshift is so high, we can only wonder about…

10 months ago

Well. It Looks Like James Webb is Getting Delayed Again, but it Should Still Launch in 2021

This is probably one of the least surprising announcements to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. During a virtual meeting…

11 months ago

NASA is Going to Try Manufacturing a Telescope Mirror in Space

A process developed by NASA, which could be very useful for building telescopes in space, will soon be tested with…

12 months ago

Japan Suspends its Funding for the 30-Meter Telescope

Japan has suspended its funding contribution to the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in Hawaii. An international consortium is behind…

1 year ago