Solar Eclipse

Eyes Up – June

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. June 10 – Solar Eclipse On Thursday morning there will be a solar eclipse! Watch as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,

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Eyes Up – May

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. May 1 – May 28 – Annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower This month, look up to the night sky to witness the Eta Aquarids, which

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Solving Space: Earth from Space – Gotland Island “Van Gogh”

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! We’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space to show this eye-catching view and to demonstrate how research from space advances our understanding of our planet. Solve Space by unscrambling this Van Gogh-like image of Gotland, a Swedish island

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Astrosteers: What is NASA’s Longhorn Project?

The last thing one might expect to see while visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is often the first thing many visitors notice, longhorn cattle grazing right across from a mighty Saturn V rocket! Longhorns at NASA? Just what is that all about? A picture on the wall of former

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Lyrid meteor shower

Eyes Up – April

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. April 2 – Antares The bright star Antares will make an appearance tonight to the right of the waning gibbous Moon, which will rise around

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Going back to the Moon: Lunar Landing

During this unique time, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our March Thought Leader Series virtually. In our March Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts discuss NASA’s Human Landing

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Scott Kelly giving himself the flu shot in space

NASA vaccine research in microgravity

Get the scoop on NASA’s microgravity-based vaccine development studies and why it’s important to research vaccines in space in today’s blog post. Thanks to NASA, vaccine development is being streamlined as a result of studies being conducted in microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Early microgravity-based vaccine development research

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Full Moon

Eyes Up – March

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. March 3 – Mars makes an appearance Look for Mars this evening, about 3 degrees from the star cluster Pleiades, also known as the Seven

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – February

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Feb. 2 – Near Earth Object (2020 SO) Around 3:42 p.m. CT, look for Near Earth Object 2020 SO, which is roughly 25-56 feet in

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Exploring the Mars Perseverance Rover

During this unique time, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our January Thought Leader Series virtually. In our January Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts will discuss NASA’s Perseverance

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