Intriguing Atmosphere of WASP-33b

Intriguing Atmosphere of WASP-33b

The exoplanet WASP-33b’s atmosphere’s been observed by the Hubble Space Telescope and scientists have discovered some extremely interesting characteristics in its atmosphere! Tune in for the #HubbleHangout on Thursday, 23 July 2015 to see the live discussion with the Hubble team and the scientists involved!

Hubble Hangout – WASP-43b

Hubble Hangout – WASP-43b

Join the Hubble Space Telescope team as we discuss the extremely hot exoplanet WASP-43b and the amazing discoveries we’ve been able to make about its atmosphere! The #HubbleHangout starts at 20:00 UTC on 6 November 2014.

Partial Solar Eclipse – 23 October 2014

Here in Los Angeles, we’re pretty fortunate to have sunny skies the majority of the time, so when our Moon’s position is slightly placed between the line of sight between us and the Sun, it’s quite a big deal!   Today, this partial solar eclipse will occur starting at 2:10 p.m., be at its maximum at around 3:30 p.m. and then finally finish at 4:40 p.m. (all Pacific Daylight Time). During this eclipse, I will be on location at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California to broadcast a live view of the eclipse in its entirety. Dr. Thad Szabo will be conducting his regular lecture, but instead of in the hall, he’ll be gathering his students to directly observe the eclipse through filtered telescopes while also providing a special stream into our broadcast through a Coronado PST telescope. This telescope is special in that it blocks out all light except that which is emitted in Hydrogen Alpha, a particularly red-looking light that occurs when an electron falls from its third energy level to its second energy level, releasing a photon that has a precise frequency of 656.28 nm. This allows us to see the beautiful features on the surface of our star and will be even more beautiful when we watch the Moon travel across it. Joining me for commentary is Dr. Katie Mack from Melbourne Australia, who is waking up early to help explain the science of eclipses in all their forms to us while on air! The official event page is over on Google+, where the video stream will be embedded but also gives the opportunity for people to add...

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 back into the calendar to remember the most monumental newsmakers in space of 2013 and even some of our personal favourites too! Will it be meteors falling in Russia? Chinese rovers landing on the Moon? What about Comet “of the century” ISON? Is there anything you found particularly newsworthy this year? Let us know below or in the Google Event page! We’ve already created the YouTube link and there’s a countdown for when we go live already in place. Make sure to bookmark this page, as I’ll be updating it with the live stream as we approach going on air! If you’re interested in Tweeting with us, use the hashtag #TYIA13.   Hope to see you all there, and as always, keep looking...
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