Occultation Chasers Nab the Shadow of Didymos, Post DART Impact

A worldwide team of dedicated observers ‘stood in the shadow’ of asteroid Didymos recently, as it passed in front of…

1 year ago

Astronomers Lined up Under an Asteroid’s Shadow to Measure its Size Precisely

Astronomers will go to great lengths for science. Recently, dozens of astronomers had the misfortune of traveling to one of…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: December 9, 2020 – Casey Dreier: Are Changes Coming to NASA/US Space Policy?

https://youtu.be/d3_CZD2PhhA We are pleased to once again welcome Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society to the WSH. Casey will update…

3 years ago

Astronomers Continue to Analyze Pluto’s Atmosphere

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, studying the atmosphere was a key scientific objective. Most of what we…

4 years ago

Thanks to Gaia, we Now Know Exactly How Big Europa is

The ESA's Gaia mission recently allowed astronomers to catch a glimpse of Europa as it passed in front of a…

5 years ago

A Spectacular Grazing Occultation for Aldebaran at Dawn

An unusual celestial spectacle unfolds for observers around the Great Lakes region next Tuesday at dawn. The Moon has been…

6 years ago

Photobomb: The Moon Occults Aldebaran Wednesday

How about that Hunter's Supermoon this past weekend, huh? Follow that Moon, as it's meeting up with the Hyades again…

7 years ago

Occultation Palooza: The Moon Covers Aldebaran and More

The Moon occults Aldebaran tonight, crosses the Hyades star cluster and more.

7 years ago

See a Wonderful Aldebaran Occultation with a Spectacular Twist

Set your alarm for Friday morning at dawn when the crescent Moon will either cover up, barely miss or pass…

8 years ago

Celestial Photobomb: Rare Occultation of Mercury by the Moon Set for Next Week

Catch a rare conjunction of Mercury with the Moon next week, and an occultation for a very privileged few.

8 years ago