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Gemini Observatory Apr 24
Gemini e-Newscast #118 - Making Good Use of Bad Weather: Finding Metal-poor Stars Through the Clouds, - The Adventures of Zorro: Coming Soon to a Telescope Near You, - Canadian Graduate Students Visit Gemini and CFHT, - Merrie Monarch in Hilo.
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NatlSolarObservatory Apr 24
Our "Ask NSO" series answers frequently asked questions about NSO & the DKI Solar Telescope (DKIST). "What challenges do you face in engineering a telescope that points directly at the Sun?" More on our YouTube:
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LSST Astronomy Apr 23
This is the steel structure that will support the M1M3 mirror, all wrapped up and ready for its journey from Tucson to Chile! Get more updates in the latest LSST News Digest at
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Hubble Apr 24
Today marks 29 years since Hubble was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery! It has been unlocking the mysteries of the universe for nearly three decades. Here are a few science achievements from Hubble’s latest year in orbit.
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LSST Astronomy Apr 23
Applications are still being accepted for the Chief Diversity Officer position with ; spread the word about this opportunity to help nurture in ! Position details are at
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Cerro Tololo Apr 23
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Hubble Apr 23
It's ! Join NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and EVA manager Russ Werneth in this episode of Hubble Tool Time to learn about the power ratchet tool used on Hubble’s first servicing mission in 1993:
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HubbleTelescope Apr 23
This video illustrates how Hubble spectral observations were used to study the chemical makeup of the Southern Crab Nebula. The elements--hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen--glow in specific colors (or wavelengths) of light.
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AURA Apr 22
Even though we like to search for other planets, our own blue marble 🌎 is still the only place we know of where life exists. Let's all work together and keep it a healthy planet for all living creatures.
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NatlSolarObservatory Apr 22
Earth, our safe haven in space... offering not ONLY what's needed to sustain life, but spectacular views of sunspots too! 🤗 . Pic 1: Rayann Elzein / Pic 2: Alexander Krivenyshev /
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HubbleTelescope Apr 22
Kapow! Stellar fireworks are the name of the game in NGC 604, a star-forming region filled with hot, blue stars. With such detail, can you believe it’s in another galaxy 2.7 million light-years away?
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Jason Major Apr 22
Happy ! Here's a view of a crescent Earth photographed by the crew of Apollo 12 on return from the Moon on November 23, 1969
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AURA Apr 22
Congratulations to Debra Elmegreen, chair of AURA Board of Directors! 👏
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Emily Levesque ✨🔭 Apr 22
Next up is Stan Woosley talking about the deaths of massive stars. Pictured: “the valley of the shadow of death” for these stars, a nice simple model 😳
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Ethan Siegel Apr 21
Celebrate Earth Day With The Greatest Images Of Our Planet From Space See that pale, blue dot? That's Earth. That's home. In all the Universe, it's the only world that has ever known human life, and possibly the only one with life at all.
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AURA Apr 18
Replying to @robertcnichol
Sorry of course! CTIO South! Still an amazing cake 🙂
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LSST Astronomy Apr 18
How do you test the lift that will move VERY heavy equipment between floors of the observatory? With barrels containing about 70,000 liters (18,500 gallons) of water, of course! Watch the testing in action in this drone video provided by Juan Febrega.
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AURA Apr 18
Happy Birthday Hubble! 🎂❤️🔭
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Moiya McTier Apr 18
I missed this day last year, but I didn’t want to miss it again I’m an astrophysicist and scicommer And I’m I’ve never taken a pic with any of the planets that I study, so here’s one of me in a shiny jacket instead Happy day to all the other bi scientists out there!
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Bob Nichol Apr 18
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