The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

Boy oh boy has it been an exciting year in space science and astronomy! To celebrate these events and anticipate what will be happening in 2014, Tony Darnell and I will be hosting The Year In Astronomy YouTube Live Event on 27 December at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll look...
Planetary Society Celebrates MAVEN’s Launch

Planetary Society Celebrates MAVEN’s Launch

This article orginally appeared on Universe Today   If you can’t attend a rocket launch live, the next best thing might be watching it on a big screen, surrounded by fellow space fans. Today, as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft...
Introducing: Frontier Fields

Introducing: Frontier Fields

Even though it’s been in service for 23 1/2 years, astronomers are still finding amazing new research to perform with the Hubble Space Telescope. The newest mission is called Frontier Fields and is already under way, doing things that seem only possible in...
Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Today the Space Telescope Science Institute released new observations of Comet ISON taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. We are hosting a hangout, coinciding with the news release of this data, to discuss these observations and the latest about Comet ISON at 4pm...
Hubble Hangouts: The Orion Nebula

Hubble Hangouts: The Orion Nebula

On 13 & 14 October, The Space Telescope Science Institute will host a workshop dedicated to the Orion Nebula. Talks and smaller presentations will discuss everything the wealth of ground-based and Hubble observations have taught us about this famous landmark in...
Space Fan News #112

Space Fan News #112

In this week’s episode of Space Fan News, we talk about the exciting news of Voyager I entering interstellar space and learn about the new three-dimensional model of the interior of our Milky Way Galaxy. Here are the links for this week’s news stories:...
Impact Factor: An ‘improper’ fraction?

Impact Factor: An ‘improper’ fraction?

When we think of  improper fractions, examples like  4/3 or 19/5 come to mind, where numerator is larger than the denominator, making it a bit “top heavy”. There’s another fraction that gets a lot of attention in the academic circles. This fraction...
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