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Posts Tagged ‘planets’

February at the LTO

February at the LTO

    Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). Friday, February 21, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 pm The guest speaker is Dr Paul Lightsey, mission systems engineer at Ball Aerospace, and the title of his talk is “The James Webb Space Telescope: The Magic’s in the Mirrors.” The James Webb Space Telescope is sometimes referred to as the Hubble ... Full Story

LTO Star Night – November 2013

LTO Star Night – November 2013

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, November 15, 2013 7:30 – 11:00 PM. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for the evening will be Steve Kendrick, senior project engineer at Ball Aerospace. The title of his talk is “No Longer Lost in the Glare: Detecting Hidden Planets.” NASA is leading one of the most exciting searches in astronomy—the search ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise April 30. .

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Only Venus easily visible We show the moon and planets for about 30 minutes before sunrise tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) as seen from North American mid-northern latitudes. At mid-northern latitudes all around the world, the only two worlds that you are likely to see before sunrise tomorrow are the moon and blazing planet Venus. Look for them low in the east some 60 to 30 minutes before sunup. Binoculars ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day     Six Worlds for Kepler-11 Illustration Credit: Tim Pyle, NASA Explanation: Six worlds orbit Kepler-11, a sunlike star 2,000 light-years distant in the constellation Cygnus. The new discovery, based on data from NASA's planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, makes the Kepler-11 system the fullest exoplanetary system known. Compared to our Solar System in this illustration, five of Kepler-11's planets orbit ... Full Story

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