Currently on display in the library, Houston and Vicinity, including maps and books about the geology, history and sights of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired last night. Senior Producer and Director of the original COSMOS series Geoff Haines-Stiles shares his thoughts and reactions about the remake and how it compares to the original.
Need tips on how to communicate your science? Need advice on how to create visuals for a presentation? Visit “The Plainspoken Scientist,” the American Geophysical Union’s blog on science communication for scientists.
The Khan Academy, a not-for-profit organization providing free world-class education online for anyone anywhere, offers math and science content including physics, cosmology and astronomy. The Khan Academy has also partnered with NASA, the Exploratorium and the California Academy of Sciences among others to bring additional content to students, parents and teachers.
JSC veterans Gary McCollum and Don Bogard share their memories of the development, construction, and operation of the Lunar Receiving Lab. The NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project Edited Oral History Transcript of the interview held on June 18, 2012, is available online.
The document Lunar Receiving Laboratory Project History (NASA/CR–2004–208938) by Susan Mangus and William Larsen provides additional information and details about the lab’s origins and history.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe, and it is among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. The image, from a new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides the missing link in star formation.
Did you know that Hawaii played a significant role as the Apollo astronauts prepared for their moon missions? The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) recently posted some rare images of Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii.
From the United States Geological Survey: the Landsat 8 Yearbook is available online and offers Earth images for everyone. Topics featured include the March landslide in Washington, the reduced winter snowpack in California, and last year’s flooding in Cambodia.
The new book in the NASA History Series, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication edited by Douglas Vakoch, is available to read online. The contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. The free download is available online in a variety of formats.