NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond. Featuring aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight and more, the NASA account will provide a comprehensive view of the agency by sharing new and historic images and videos.
The new Open Source Differential Photometry Code for Amateur Astronomy Research (OSCAAR) program lets amateur astronomers detect exoplanets – worlds outside our solar system – by observing nearby bright stars and recording faint dips in their brightness caused by transits from planets in orbit around them. The program was developed in part with NASA funding and is available for free online.
Issue number 155 of the ESA Bulletin is available online. This latest edition looks at ExoMars, Gaia and Planck missions.
The Rice Space Institute presents the Space Frontiers Lecture Series lecture “Techno Stories from Space” by NASA astronaut Don Pettit. The lecture will be held on Thursday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University. The event is free and open to the public.