Tag: astronomy

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019
A SpaceX rocket launch, a cosmic party, public observing sessions during the day and night are just some of what’s happening this week in space. As the weather warms up, more and more public observing sessions will be taking place all over Chicago, so keep an eye out for events in your neighborhood. Here’s your... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 6th, 2019
Public star parties, entire days dedicated to celebrating amateur astronomy, and a Dragon arrives at the Space Station are just some of the exciting things happening this week in space. Most of this week’s happenings take place well outside the city, but that is where the best observing opportunities are, and it’s definitely worth the... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in IR, a Martian sunset, Blue Origin’ latest launch and landing, and an even wider view of the Universe from Hubble: these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week. New angles, wider views, and different technology were all used to photograph and present the same subjects in... Read more »
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PHOTOS: 15 Photos From Hubble's 29 Years

This Hubble Space Telescope image, taken in February 1994 with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, shows the full system of three rings of glowing gas surrounding supernova 1987A. Located in a small galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, the supernova is a massive star that exploded in about 165,000 BC, but its light didn't arrive here until February 1987.

Photos: STScI & NASA
Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 29th year of service, capturing images from our Solar System and beyond. To commemorate this anniversary I chose 15 of my favorite images from the Hubble archive. Some of the images in this gallery might not be the most iconic or groundbreaking, but they had the largest impact on... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 24th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 24th, 2019
Star parties, astronomy celebrations, and a science convention are all happening this week in space. Now that the weather is warming up in Chicago, public observing session about, but you’ll have to head out of the city and into the suburbs to participate in most of them. Read on to make sure you don’t miss out!... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019
This week in space includes astronomy and space club meetings throughout the Chicago suburbs, a spacewalk, and Chicago museum events! As the days warm up, opportunities to observe the night sky comfortably get closer so be sure to take advantage of the knowledge being shared by your local astronomy clubs! The following events are what’s... Read more »
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Chicagoan's Guide to the Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019

Chicagoan's Guide to the Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know there is a total lunar eclipse happening tonight. As  Chicagoans, we don’t get as many chances to enjoy the cosmic wonders in the night sky because of light pollution. But, the Moon shines bright enough over the city that everyone can see it, and you’ll be able... Read more »

How to Watch NASA's Mars InSight Landing

How to Watch NASA's Mars InSight Landing
Tomorrow, November 26th, NASA will land its InSight Mars lander on the surface of Mars. Landing on Mars is tough- less than 50 percent of Mars missions have survived the landing- so this event is huge for the agency and everyone interested in planetary science. Related: Mars InSight Lander Explained: NASA’s Mission to Mars For... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: November 19th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: November 19th, 2018
The holiday weekend is the perfect time to get outside and look up! Astronomy club calendars might be clear, but there is a big NASA event coming up at the start of next week that you should add to your calendar now. NASA’s InSight lander will touchdown on Mars on Monday, and NASA will livestream the... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: October 8th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: October 8th, 2018
Winter is approaching, and that means new stars and constellations are beginning to rise in the night sky for you to learn about! There are plenty of opportunities to learn all about stargazing, how to use a telescope, and identifying what you see with the help of amateur and professional astronomers offering public observing sessions... Read more »