NASACast Audio 18 May 2018, 21:19 UTC A conversation with Jon Jenkins, the science lead for the Science Processing Operations Center at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. At the SPOC, the raw data from NASA’s newly launched planet hunter, TESS, is prepared for scientists to analyze.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 18 May 2018, 08:38 UTC A new phase in a project to search the heavens for signs of Extra-Terrestrial intelligence has just commenced at the CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope. It will be another six months before the Federal government decides on a location for Australia’s new Space Agency.
ESOcast 16 May 2018, 17:00 UTC Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 started at an unexpectedly early stage, only 250 million years after the Big Bang. This discovery also represents the most distant oxygen ever detected in the Universe and the most distant galaxy ever observed by ALMA or the VLT.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 16 May 2018, 12:10 UTC Astronomers have found that like some people galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age. NASA has announced plans to send a helicopter to Mars in 2020. The small, autonomous rotorcraft drone will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission slated to launch in July 2020.
ESOcast 9 May 2018, 10:00 UTC An international team of astronomers has used ESO telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System. The team found that the unusual Kuiper Belt Object 2004 EW95 is a carbon-rich asteroid, the first of its kind to be confirmed in the cold outer reaches of the Solar System. This curious object likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has been flung billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt.
NASACast: What's Up? Video Podcasts 1 May 2018, 22:19 UTC What's Up? -- A monthly video that gives tips for where you can find the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Also includes amateur astronomy news and updates on NASA missions
StarDate Online 28 Apr 2018, 05:00 UTC Two bright lights are passing close to each other in the western evening sky. One of them is impossible to miss, and it points the way to its fainter companion. The brighter light is Venus, the brilliant “evening star.” It’s the brightest object in the night sky other than the Moon, so you just can’t miss it.
ESOcast 27 Apr 2018, 10:00 UTC On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors will be open to the public from tomorrow 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany provides visitors with an immersive experience of astronomy in general, along with ESO-specific scientific results, projects, and technological breakthroughs. All activities in the ESO Supernova will be free of charge during 2018, and shows and other events can be booked online.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary