Observatories

Rise of the Super Telescopes: Why We Build Them

The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to…

5 years ago

Rise Of The Super Telescopes: The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

When the WFIRST observatory comes online in the mid 2020s, it will take images 100 times larger than the Hubble.

5 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope is being built in Chile by a consortium of nations. It should see first light in…

5 years ago

Arecibo Observatory Back in Action Following Earthquake Damage

Damage to the iconic Arecibo Observatory from an earthquake earlier this year has been repaired and the telescope is now…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Episode 317: Observatories

Have you ever wondered what it's like to visit one of the big research observatories, like Keck, Gemini, or the…

8 years ago

Podcast: The Arecibo Observatory

The mighty Arecibo Radio Observatory is one of the most powerful radio telescopes ever built – it’s certainly the larger…

9 years ago

Cosmic Ink-blot Test: Can You See the Gecko in Space?

A small, isolated dark nebula known as a Bok globule was described as “a drop of ink on the luminous…

9 years ago

A Cosmic Rose for Your Spacey Valentine

We space-nerds like to express our amorous feelings, just like the rest of the population (although admittedly some of need…

9 years ago

Bush Fires Damage Australian Observatory

The Siding Springs Observatory complex has suffered damage from wild fires burning across New South Wales, Australia. An initial assessment,…

9 years ago

Timelapse From Inside a Telescope

This timelapse is different than most because it allows you to see the actions of the South African Large Telescope…

9 years ago