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Planetary Radio LIVE!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 07, 2010

Program note: If you will be in southern California on April 30, 2010, please join us at the public radio station KPCC's newly completed Mohn Broadcast Center at 7 pm for Planetary Radio's first-ever show recorded before a live studio audience!

Space Imaging 3: First Voyage into the PDS

Emily Lakdawalla • March 28, 2010

I've finally caught my breath enough to contemplate starting up my imaging classes again.

Carnival of Space #146

Emily Lakdawalla • March 24, 2010

Wander on over to Simostronomy for the 146th Carnival of Space!

Propose for a Shoemaker Near Earth Object Grant

Emily Lakdawalla • March 17, 2010

Are you a serious amateur astronomer who enjoys the challenge of following up on the discoveries of faint near-Earth objects?

Stephen Hawking Receives Cosmos Award

Louis D. Friedman • March 07, 2010

The Planetary Society presented the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science to Stephen Hawking in Cambridge England on February 27.

Programming Note: The Pluto Files

Emily Lakdawalla • March 02, 2010

This is just a brief note to advertise this evening's edition of NOVA on public television here in the U.S. The show is "The Pluto Files" and is hosted by former Planetary Society president Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Carnival of Space #141

Emily Lakdawalla • February 17, 2010

Wander on over to StarryCritters for the 141st Carnival of Space!

A Space Carnival (#140) and some new names for Enceladus

Emily Lakdawalla • February 09, 2010

This week the Carnival of Space is over at one of my favorite new blogs, Lights in the Dark. Actually it's not so new -- evidently this week marks its first anniversary!

WISE has found its first comet, P/2010 B2 (WISE)

Emily Lakdawalla • February 08, 2010

Having discovered its first asteroid on January 12, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has now officially discovered its first comet, P/2010 B2 (WISE).

This blog now has comments!

Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2010

Every once in a while I get an email from a reader expressing irritation with the fact that this blog doesn't permit comments. The reasons have always been technical/financial, not philosophical.

Visitor from JAXA Stops at Planetary Society

Forest Purnell • January 29, 2010

The Planetary Society regularly hosts interns and visiting scientists and engineers from world space agencies. Recently, we've had the pleasure of working with JAXA's Toshiaki Takemae.

Countdown to the Budget...

Louis D. Friedman • January 28, 2010

The world's space community -- and the public -- is awaiting the Obama Administration's new plan for human and robotic space flight. We expect the plan will be unveiled as part of the formal submission to Congress of the Administration's proposed budget for the Federal Government.

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.

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