Astronomy on Tap Las Vegas: The Birth of Planets

Poster Astronomy Aleworks (@AAleworks, 7350 Eastgate Road #170 Henderson) hosts the fifth Astronomy on Tap event in greater Las Vegas. The presentation ‘The Birth of Planets!’ takes place Tuesday, February 27. Enjoy delicious brews while hearing about the universe and competing in space-themed trivia (with prizes)! Trivia Questions range from science to sci-fi. Key Links …

Astronomy Links

Links related to astronomy Free! The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers. System Sounds system-sounds.com Headlines An alien comet from another star is soaring through our solar system New evidence that all stars are born in pairs Biggest telescope may switch location http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/grand-tour-of-the-future/488909 Prehistoric tombs …

Astrotourism

Buzzwords Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. Headlines Your Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimes astrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-go https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ …

Black Hole

Photo: Event Horizon Telescope, Black hole at the center of Messier 87 Black Hole = a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape 2019: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) @ehtelescope has released a photo of the event horizon of a black hole at the heart of …

Milky Way

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert Milky Way = the galaxy that contains the solar system Headlines Where is the sun located in the Milky Way? The Milky Way Has Giant Bubbles at Its Center Elsewhere on the Web 3dgalaxymap.com atlasoftheuniverse.com/galaxy.html Photos Wikipedia Milky Way Galactic_Center Features Data Release #2 from Gaia …

Dark Skies

Buzzwords Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key Links darksitefinder.com darksky.org Facebook @IDADarkSky @haysnightsky 2020 Want to protect the dark? Become a citizen scientist! Join the 2020 @GLOBEatNight campaign to help us better understand how #lightpollution impacts …

Space Time with Stuart Gary

Recommended Listening Space Time hosted by Stuart Gary, is a journey into antipodean astronomy. The virtual tour across the universe dives deep into the latest science headlines and often includes the countdown of rocket launches for soundscape fans. Gary’s conversations with scientists are inspired bits of eureka moments. The program has a storied history and …

Hubble

Buzzwords Hubble = space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 Key Links https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html https://www.spacetelescope.org Headlines https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/hubble-in-safe-mode-as-gyro-issues-are-diagnosed Planeta.com Astronomy Spacecraft

European Southern Observatory

Photo: Under the celestial arch The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting …

Astronomy

Photo: Martin Heigan, Great Nebula of Orion Astronomy = the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole Headlines https://www.skatelescope.org/news/ska-precursor-telescope-meerkat-inaugurated-south-africa http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/Every_point_is_a_galaxy Planeta.com Science Eclipse Stars Solar System Astronomy Day Astrotourism