WhySpaceMatters Photography Competition


Whyspacematters is a United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) photography competition in cooperation with NASA and Astronaut Scott Kelly to highlight the role of space for sustainable development. Take a picture of what space means to you in your daily life in relation to the several suggested themes and post it on Instagram using #whyspacematters and tagging @UNOOSA. Include a caption with a short explanation about the photo. The deadline for submission of photos under a monthly theme is the 10th of each month. Details are available online.

Images of Jupiter Wanted for JunoCam Activity


Now and throughout NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter (arriving on July 4, 2016), amateur astronomers are invited to submit images of Jupiter from their own telescopes. These views will be the basis for online discussions about which of Jupiter’s swirls, bands and spots the JunoCam instrument should image as it makes repeated, close passes over the planet. The ground-based views will be essential for identifying and tracking changes in the planet’s cloud features as Juno approaches. Find out more at the JunoCam website.