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Current EventsThe World’s Most Advanced Camera Aims to Image Habitable Exoplanets
- Described as the world’s largest and most advanced superconducting camera, a new instrument dubbed DARKNESS is designed to filter out the blinding light of stars to see orbiting exoplanets in more detail than ever before. Read the full story.
- Linda Shore, ASP's CEO, shares her recent experience on an Iceland Aurora Tour as guest Lecturer. Find out if she saw the auroras and why or why not as well as enjoy a few of her photos of the amazing landscape.
A celestial wonder on the bucket list of most astronomers is witnessing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. It certainly has been on my list since graduate school. When Melita Wade Thorpe, founder and president of MWT Tours and pioneer of astronomy themed vacations, asked me to be the special guest lecturer for her March 2019 Iceland Aurora Tour, I didn't even check a calendar. I just said “yes.”
- Nancy Grace Roman, an icon in the history of astronomy research and space exploration, “mother” of the Hubble Space Telescope, vocal advocate for encouraging girls to participate in STEM, and generous supporter of the ASP, passed away on December 25, 2018 at the age of 93. Read a tribute by CEO Linda Shore.
- Published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), Breakfast Moon is an engaging story that encourages children to be scientists by observing the world around them. The illustrations accurately depict the shape and position of the moon over the course of several days. The book includes blank Moon Journal pages so that the readers can record their own observations of the moon’s changing phases. More information.