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18th Jul, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Are you confused about the purpose of telescope mounts? What about eyepieces? What are they for? Watch today's hangout to learn more!
13th Jul, 2017 by Tony Darnell
The Dark Energy Survey is looking at 5000 square degrees of sky in the southern hemisphere for 525 nights in an attempt to understand mysterious Dark Energy. But that's not all the collaboration is doing.
22nd Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What are Hot Jupiters? How do these giant planets around other stars affect solar system formation?
15th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What is NASA doing to help us understand the TRAPPIST-1 system?
8th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Does Jupiter's moon Europa have an ocean below the icy surface capable of harboring life? join us to discuss this and uncover what astronomers know about this moon and our plans for future exploration.
7th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Can we REALLY colonize Mars or is this a pipe-dream? How will we get there?
1st Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell
What are the influences that sex and gender have on physiological and psychological or behavioral changes that occur during space flight?
25th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Cassini began it's Grand Finale last month. Learn how this spectacular mission will end!
24th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Where is everybody? Why haven't we heard from other civilizations by now?
4th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell
More discussion on how to keep humans alive on a trip to Mars. What are the nutritional requirements, mental activities and diversions that can keep humans healthy on long duration space voyages.
27th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Researchers have cleverly used data from the New Horizons mission to look at the light from distant galaxies.
5th Dec, 2016 by Tony Darnell
On November 2, 2016 NASA announced that the assembly for the James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. Tony and Carol give a summary of where the mission is now and what's in store for 2017.
14th Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Astronomers using NASA's Fermi and Swift Space Telescopes observe and record very rare gamma ray fluctuations from a binary companion in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
7th Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell
New data from the Kepler Space Telescope archive sheds new light on fast-spinning stars and their properties.
31st Oct, 2016 by Tony Darnell
This week, Carol and Tony discuss the latest results from NASA's New Horizons Probe to Pluto with members of the mission science team.
24th Oct, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Carol discusses her recent trip to Guadalajara Mexico and her attendance at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress. Carol and Tony discuss commercial efforts to get us into space, including SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin.
19th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Have you ever wondered what caused a comet to break into pieces? What are some of the more famous examples? What Space Telescopes observe them?
12th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Welcome to our first news roundup. The topics for today: SpaceX Explosion; The latest on Juno at Jupiter; ESA's Philae lander found on Comet 67P; 35 years of Voyager I and II Probes
5th Sep, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Satellites are critical for tracking fire locations, extent and progression. Many Earth looking satellites are in the fleet to support this effort, and in particular NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite
22nd Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
On September 8, 2016, NASA is launching its first mission to an asteroid, where it will not only study it in detail, but collect a sample to return to Earth.
15th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
After 19 years, the Cassini Mission is still unlocking secrets to the ringed-planet and its moons.
8th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.
25th Jul, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Have you ever wondered how scientists and engineers work to protect our space telescopes from the harmful environment of space? What about EMP's? What threats to they pose and what are the biggest factors concerning the safety of our space telescopes
7th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Want to submit a story for Space Fan News? Here are the guidelines to follow.
24th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell
"How do I get a job in astronomy?" is probably the most asked question I get. Here's some advice for those considering a career in astronomy, and it's not all about getting a PhD.
11th Feb, 2012 by Tony Darnell
The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these objects circling the Sun.
31st Dec, 2006 by Tony Darnell
What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do kind of way.
13th Nov, 2006 by Tony Darnell
New to amateur astronomy? Want to get involved? Want to buy your first telescope? Here are some things I wish I knew when I was starting out.
1st Nov, 2006 by Tony Darnell
If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars. I always ask prospective buyers this question before going any further.
25th Oct, 2006 by Tony Darnell
Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.
20th Sep, 2006 by Tony Darnell
It's not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty big (at least compared to you and me) and it takes quite a bit of energ
6th Sep, 2006 by Tony Darnell
Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it. When I first saw the image, and then learned how it was taken, I was forever changed by it.