Astronomy

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Undiscovered

, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Many great discoveries in science are surprises.

XVIth Hvar Astrophysical Colloquium

, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This workshop directly addresses the scientific goals of the VarSITI project - The International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients (ISEST).
An artist's illustration of a young, sun-like star encircled by its disk of gas and dust.

Could this be why our Solar System is odd?

As recently as two decades ago, we thought our Solar System was “normal.” That was a reasonable assumption as long as you didn’t look at it too closely.
Dark image of Pluto's surface

Capturing an Occultation and a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Last Tuesday night, something unusual happened in the world of astronomy.
HiCIBaS Balloon, Launched in 2014

Is it Possible to See Other Worlds from the Stratosphere? HiCIBaS: The First Proof of Concept to Fly Soon

Space-based telescopes are key to efforts to image and characterize exoplanets -- planets that orbit stars other than Earth’s Sun. But these endeavors come at a great cost—and are not always affordable to astronomers who are pressed for funds to launch such telescopes.
Andrew Siemion

Andrew Siemion Elected as Member to International Academy of Astronautics

Congratulations to Andrew Siemion!   The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has elected its 2018 new Academicians, including the SETI Institute's
Perseids August 12, 2017

Look for other meteors during the Perseids

This weekend's Perseids promise to be exceptional because the Moon will not dim the display. For observers in the United States, the most interesting time to watch, perhaps, is on Sunday evening, August 12, when the meteoroids enter the atmosphere at a shallow angle, creating long streaks.

Near-Earth Asteroids and Spacecraft Missions

, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Michael Busch is a planetary astronomer who specializes in studying near-Earth asteroids, primarily with radar and radio techniques.

July 14-22, 2018 COSPAR 2018: Committee on Space Research

, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COSPAR's objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research.