Astronomy On Tap

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The search is on to find the very first structures to form in the universe, the first stars and the first galaxies, using new telescopes coming online now. Come learn what these discoveries may tell us about the evolution of the universe and how it affects us today. Astronomy on Tap is a worldwide phenomenon […]

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Citizen Science and the Night Sky

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Join the NASA Night Sky Network and SciStarter on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) for a conversation with three citizen science project leaders and David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine. Celebrate Citizen Science Month (April 2021) by joining Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine, as he moderates a Q&A with […]

Virtual VLA Tour: Operations

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VLA Operations: A large, powerful radio telescope like the Very Large Array (VLA) requires no small amount of effort, coordination, and staff to operate and maintain. Join us for a virtual tour to learn more about the ins and outs of how the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) continues to keep the VLA up and […]

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Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems – CESS Cosmic Explorations

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Tune in to the second edition in our 2021–2022 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series focused on the James Webb Space Telescope to learn about the formation of stars and planets. We’ll explore the science, examine the unanswered questions, and discover how new observations will revolutionize our understanding of the processes that have shaped Earth, the Sun, […]

NSN Webinar Series: When Clouds Take Over the Sky

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Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Monday, January 10 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Jessica Taylor from NASA's Langley Research Center share with us how you can provide data to NASA even on cloudy days. What to do when clouds fill the view of your sky? Turn this into a citizen science opportunity! Join […]

How Yavin IV and Orbital Mechanics Destroyed the Death Star

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At the end of “Star Wars: Episode IV,” the Death Star orbits the moon Yavin IV while seeking to target the rebel base on its surface. This maneuver takes long enough that Luke Skywalker is able to destroy the celestial juggernaut in the nick of time. Was this delay scientifically reasonable? The answer lies in […]

Discover Our Universe: Simulating the Universe on a Supercomputer

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Astronomers run some of the largest simulations on the world's most powerful supercomputers. These simulations trace the formation of galaxies and cosmic structures on scales of billions of light years from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. In this talk, Dr. Johannes Lange will discuss why astronomers are running these large-scale simulations […]

Webb’s First Look: Images and Spectra from NASA’s Newest Great Observatory

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The Webb Space Telescope has recently showcased its spectacular first images and is now ready to do incredible science! It has been a long road to get here, including meticulous planning, exacting execution, and an amazing amount of teamwork! Join Dr. Alex Lockwood as she talks about the journey from launch to commissioning, explores details […]