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Thu, January 14 2021

Bonus! AirSpace Presents NOVA Now

Satellites from NASA and private companies are making headlines. What’s their history and how might their future affect space and life here on Earth?

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Mon, December 14 2020

The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter

This month, gas giants Jupiter and Saturn are coming together in the sky for a once-in-a-lifetime event called a great conjunction. It will peak on December 21, 2020.

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Fri, December 11 2020

Reflections on Arecibo | Reflexiones Sobre Arecibo

We asked four Puerto Rican scientists to share their reflections on the Arecibo Observatory, its importance to PR, and its legacy. Le pedimos a cuatro científicos puertorriqueños que compartan sus reflexiones sobre Arecibo, su importancia para PR y su legado

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Rivera-Valentín at Arecibo
Thu, December 10 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.11
Blinded by the Light

Most of us live in places that give us a less than ideal view of the stars because of light pollution from our cities and suburbs. But keeping our skies dark is important for so many reasons – for nocturnal animals, for science and astronomy, and for cultural traditions around the world.

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Blinded by the Light

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Fri, April 24 2020

Telling Hubble's Story for 30 Years

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, curator David DeVorkin takes you on a virtual tour of our Hubble artifacts.

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Hubble Test Telescope
Fri, April 24 2020

How Hubble Changed the Way We Picture Our Universe

In this guest blog, Dr. Elizabeth Kessler explores the contributions of the Hubble Space Telescope and how it has changed the way we envision our universe.

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Pillars of Creation
Fri, November 8 2019

Transit of Mercury

On Monday, November 11, 2019, one of my favorite celestial events occurs – a transit! Think of a transit as an “eclipse lite” – a planet will pass between Earth and the Sun, and we’ll be able to observe the planet’s shadow moving across the Sun. Here are six questions to ponder during this month’s transit of Mercury.

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Transit of Mercury
Mon, November 4 2019

Farewell to the Zeiss Planetarium Projector

Since its opening, and until recent years, our Zeiss Model VIa optical planetarium projector has brought the wonder of the night sky to countless visitors. The Zeiss Company no longer services the over 40 year-old model, and though its stars are as sharp as ever, and its skies deep in their dramatic blackness, its celestial motors have become weary, so it has been retired in favor of an ever-improving digital projection system that offers many advantages to meet modern programming needs. The Albert Einstein Planetarium theater itself is also closing as our multi-year renovation progresses through the Museum, but it will eventually reopen as a fully digital experience. Now that we are saying good-bye to its original projector, the Zeiss Model VIa, the question is, of course, how did it get here

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Zeiss Projector
Fri, December 28 2018

Remembering Nancy Grace Roman, "Mother of Hubble"

As the first Chief of Astronomy at NASA, Nancy Grace Roman opened the skies to humanity in new ways without ever leaving the ground.

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Remembering Nancy Grace Roman, "Mother of Hubble"

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Thu, December 20 2018

AirSpace Ep.20:
When You Wish Upon a Star

Emily, Matt, and Nick give a download on why meteor showers occur, when’s the best time to watch, and what you’re looking at (spoiler: most meteors are A LOT smaller than you think).

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When You Wish Upon a Star

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