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ISS, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Dec 13, 2018
The Geminids meteor shower will be viewed from above by the Meteor camera on the International Space Station, as well as from below by sky watchers on Earth.
Sun, Sky Watching
May 3, 2016
On May 9th, Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike.
2016 Transit of Mercury Poster
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Mar 8, 2016
During the early hours of March 9, 2016 the new moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse of the sun over South East Asia. A partial eclipse will be viewable the evening of March 8, 2016 in western-most parts of the USA including Alaska and Hawai'i.
Indonesian Solar Eclipse Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
Mar 4, 2016
On March 8th, 2016 Earth and Jupiter will have a close encounter. The giant planet will be "up all night," soaring almost overhead at midnight and not setting until the sky brightens with the twilight hues of sunrise on March 9th. In July, the Juno mission will give us an even closer look.
Close Encounters with Jupiter Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Oct 23, 2015
Look east before sunrise in late October for a beautiful conjunction of bright planets.
Dawn Triangle of Planets Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Aug 10, 2015
This week, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters say the show could be especially good this year because the Moon is nearly new when the shower peaks on Aug. 12-13.
A Good Year for Perseid Meteors Poster
Sky Watching
Jul 24, 2015
The second full Moon of July is just around the corner. According to modern folklore, it is a "Blue Moon."
Summer Blue Moon Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
Jun 8, 2015
Venus and Jupiter are converging for a must-see close encounter at the end of June. It could be the best backyard sky show of 2015.
Amazing Sunset Sky Show Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, ISS, Sky Watching
May 31, 2012
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is about to become the first human to witness and photograph a transit of Venus from space. His images and commentary will be streamed to Earth during the crossing.
ScienceCasts: ISS Transit of Venus
Solar System, ISS, Sky Watching
Aug 18, 2011
On August 13th, space station astronaut Ron Garan photographed a centimeter-sized chunk of comet debris disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere. His rare photo of a meteor from Earth orbit is a must-see.
ScienceCasts: Bright Perseids Photographed