Philae Touchdown

Nov
12

From Lou Mayo (NASA):  History will be made today as a spacecraft touches down on a comst! The ESA Rosetta spacecraft has released its Philae lander on target for Comet 67P C-G. Touchdown is expected at around 11am EST. You can watch the feed on NASA TV beginning at 9am EST.

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Rosetta at comet, Philae on its way to surface

Nov
12

At roughly 10 AM CST the Philae Lander will touch down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.  It separated from the Rosetta spacecraft last night.  Check out the ESA website:  http://rosetta.esa.int/​ for live updates and images as they come in.

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Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko / Rosetta Observing - Certificate

Nov
05

The Astronomical League is working with NASA to bring you some special observing opportunities and awards.  The second of these is coming up very soon.  It is to celebrate rendezvous of  Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko with the Rosetta spacecraft.  The target date is November 12, 2014.  Submissions must be made to the NASA website by January 12, 2015.

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Observing Program Coordinators Needed

Oct
16

The Astronomical League is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer as observing program coordinators.  We are specifically looking for coordinators for the Outreach Program and for the Herschel 400 Program.  If you are interested and willing, please contact Aaron Clevenson, a National AL Observing Program Coordinator, at aaron@clevenson.org by the end of December 2014.  There may be additional opportunities as well.

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Comet Siding Spring and Mars Encounter - Certificate

Oct
16

The Astronomical League is working with NASA to bring you some special observing opportunities and awards.  The first of these is coming up very soon.  It is to celebrate the flyby of Mars by Comet Siding-Spring.  The target date is October 19, 2014.  Submissions must be made to the NASA website by December 19, 2014.

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What's Up with the Astronomical League October 2014

Oct
03

The main highlights of this current edition are

  • Harvard Observatory is beginning the second phase of its glass plate transcription project.
  • Special observing opportunities and awards are available as a special collaboration between NASA and the League.
  • Assorted photos from the recently concluded ALCon 2014 are included.
     

Download PDF of the October issue 

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