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31. Online Astronomy Course Update

(Web Page; Wed Nov 27 18:32:00 CST 2019)

All the archived lectures from my free Introduction to Astronomy and the Solar System course, as well as links to the syllabus and how to watch the lectures live, can be found here. My special guest for last week's class was none other t...

Description: All the archived lectures from my free Introduction to Astronomy and the Solar System course, as well as links to the syllabus and how to watch the lectures live, can be found online.

32. What's up in the solar system in May 2010

(Web Page; Tue Sep 22 07:51:00 CDT 2015)

There's one new mission and two promoted ones in this month's roundup: I've added JAXA's Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter for the first time, and both Hayabusa and Rosetta have been promoted from the "quietly cruising" section. Akatsuki is...

Description: There's one new mission and two promoted ones in this month's roundup: I've added JAXA's Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter for the first time, and both Hayabusa and Rosetta have been promoted from the "quietly cruising" section.

33. Bringing you the latest science from the 2012 Division of Planetary Sciences meeting

(Web Page; Sun Apr 05 18:37:00 CDT 2015)

I've just arrived in Reno, Nevada for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. DPS, as all the cool kids call it, is one of my two favorite science meetings of the year. (The other is...

Description: I've just arrived in Reno, Nevada for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Here's an introduction and a few useful links; stay tuned the rest of the week for new science from all over the solar system and beyond.

34. What's up in the solar system for the week of August 25

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Well, we had a lovely family vacation at the beach and I managed to keep from doing any work. The same can't be said for my computer: I gave it plenty of work to do, downloading the complete set of Venus Express camera data, which was j...

Description: What's up in the solar system for the week of August 25

35. What's up in the solar system for the week of December 8: Getting ready for AGU

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

It's been a month since I checked in with our active planetary spacecraft; let's go again from the innermost to the outermost reaches of the solar system and see what's going on. One of the most important meetings for planetary scientis...

Description: What's up in the solar system for the week of December 8: Getting ready for AGU

36. What's Up in the Solar System in July 2012

(Web Page; Wed Mar 11 21:38:00 CDT 2015)

Welcome to my monthly roundup of the activities of our intrepid robotic emissaries across the solar system! Sorry I'm a little late this month. I am frantically preparing for a two-week vacation during which I will not be reading email o...

Description: Welcome to my monthly roundup of the activities of our intrepid robotic emissaries across the solar system! Curiosity is about to land; Opportunity has rolled through sol 3000; Odyssey is back online, having switched to a spare reaction wheel; Dawn is now in High-Altitude Mapping Orbit 2; and Cassini is taking advantage of its newly inclined orbit to get spectacular series of images of Saturn's rings.

37. Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 22: Venus

(Web Page; Fri Feb 19 19:22:00 CST 2016)

Venus is such a beautiful, brilliant light in the sky. (When it's up; just now Venus is actually near solar conjunction, so we'll have to wait a bit for it to grace the heavens.) It's often called Earth's twin, because its mass is so sim...

Description: Venus is such a beautiful, brilliant light in the sky. (When it's up; just now Venus is actually near solar conjunction, so we'll have to wait a bit for it to grace the heavens.)

38. Happy 2008!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

Happy 2008, everyone! With four launches and 20 active missions 2007 will be a tough year to beat, but there are a lot of things to look forward to in 2008. For starters, in just two weeks MESSENGER will fly by Mercury for the first ti...

Description: Happy 2008!

39. Flyby of Venus Speeds MESSENGER Onward to Mercury

(Web Page; Wed Nov 18 10:27:00 CST 2015)

The MESSENGER spacecraft is zeroing in on Venus for the most significant gravity assist maneuver of its long journey to Mercury. The flyby was previewed yesterday at a press conference held at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Today a...

Description: The MESSENGER spacecraft is zeroing in on Venus for the most significant gravity assist maneuver of its long journey to Mercury.

40. MESSENGER's Venus flyby successful

(Web Page; Wed Nov 18 11:16:00 CST 2015)

A press release just hit my mailbox stating that MESSENGER has been heard from since its Venus flyby, so there are now only four flybys to go before MESSENGER will be in orbit at Mercury! The press release stated that MESSENGER flew with...

Description: A press release just hit my mailbox stating that MESSENGER has been heard from since its Venus flyby, so there are now only four flybys to go before MESSENGER will be in orbit at Mercury!

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