with Bruce Betts
Our resident planetary scientist and director of projects keeps you up-to-date on our exciting sci-tech projects, while dropping the occasional Random Space Fact.
• April 29, 2019
Our grants fund amateur observers, underfunded professional observers, and observers in developing countries who make vital contributions to NEO research.
• January 17, 2019
The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, the western Atlantic Ocean, Europe, and western Africa.
• December 17, 2018
Bruce Betts reports on LightSail 2’s status and looks to the future of solar sailing.
• December 13, 2018
The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks tonight, is usually the best meteor shower of the year,
• October 13, 2018
For Astronomy Day, Bruce announces his new book Astronomy for Kids, provides excerpts, and gives some bonus planet observing info.
• October 02, 2018
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
• July 23, 2018
Later this week, Mars will be closer and brighter than it has been since 2003. And about half the Earth will see a lunar eclipse!
• June 26, 2018
The Planetary Society presents a list of Frequent Asteroid Questions (FAQs).
• June 07, 2018
Rocket science met planetary science in the California desert when PlanetVac, a new planetary surface sampling technique, was successfully tested on a Xodiac rocket.
• March 12, 2018
Seven very advanced amateur astronomers will help find, track, and characterize near Earth asteroids.
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