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2009: The Year in Pictures

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2009

At last, I've posted my annual Year in Pictures feature. Go check it out!

A Space Carnival and a radio show

Emily Lakdawalla • December 24, 2009

Wander on over to Cumbrian Sky to check out a special Christmas edition of the Carnival of Space!

Celebrate exploration with Stephen Hawking and Buzz Aldrin!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 23, 2009

The Planetary Society is hosting a luncheon on January 23, 2010 that will celebrate the achievements of two renowned heroes of space exploration, physicist Stephen Hawking and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Class announcement: How to play with Mars Express VMC images

Emily Lakdawalla • December 15, 2009

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I've been fiddling with images from the Mars Webcam, more officially known as the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC), for the last couple of weeks.

Send Your Name to Venus, now with a certificate!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 09, 2009

I wrote a few weeks ago about a new Send Your Name to Venus campaign conducted by the Akatsuki mission. Now The Planetary Society has arranged with JAXA to collect names and messages on our website.

Carnival of Space and Planetary Radio

Emily Lakdawalla • December 08, 2009

This week's Carnival of Space may be found at Steve's Astro Corner.

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks on the 17th

Bruce Betts • November 16, 2009

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, November 17. The Leonids are a highly variable shower, and as such are a bit of a gamble on what you'll see. Could be great, could be so-so.

First space imaging class tomorrow, 10:30 a.m. Pacific / 18:30 UT

Emily Lakdawalla • November 12, 2009

The topic of the first class is: "Images Are Data." I'll go through how images actually represent scientific data, some very basic image processing stuff like histogram adjustment and what that does to the data, and what RGB color images are and how to compose them.

Space Image Processing Classes are Go!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 06, 2009

I got a huge response from readers interested in me conducting some online classes on space image data -- how to access and process it.

Einstein still rules

Charlene Anderson • October 29, 2009

News from 7.2 billion light years away demonstrates that some things in this shifting universe are relatively reliable.

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