Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Learn About New Space Telescope



Event Information: Astronomy in Space: From Hubble to Roman - SETI Institute

In two weeks, SETI Institute will offer a live event discussing the OTHER upcoming space telescope. In this case, it will be the newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space Telescope. It was formerly known as WFIRST. It is set to launch in the mid-2020's.

Click on the link above to register for the event!

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Comet Can Be Seen in Night Sky



Article: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) springs a naked-eye surprise - Astronomy Magazine

After a few disappointments this year, a comet now gives us hope of seeing one in the night skies!

Comet NEOWISE can be seen it in the morning sky. Click the article above for all the details!

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Final Online Star Party Tonight!



Video: VSP 8: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Coming up at 12 midnight Eastern Time and 11 p.m. Central Time, Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party!

This is their eighth one of the year, and the last one before the team goes on hiatus for the summer.

So, tune in! Always great observations and great talk about astrophotography!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

"Foundation" First Trailer



Article: ‘Foundation’ Trailer: Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Classic is Now an Apple TV+ Seriesn - /Film



Taking on classic science fiction novels has always been a challenge! But, Apple TV+ streaming service is about to do just that. And, not with just any science fiction novel, but Issac Asimov's epic eight-novel series, "Foundation."

The series will premiere next year, and the first trailer is out!

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Live Star Party Coming Up!



Video: VSP 7: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Time for this week's live star party! Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party tonight!

This is their seventh one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! Great observations and great talk about astrophotography!

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

New Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a live star party tonight!

This is their sixth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Another week, another live star party! Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a new Virtual Star Party tonight!

This is their fifth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Night Sky for June



Video: What to see in the night sky: June 2020 - BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Video: What's in the Night Sky: 1 - 7 June - National Space Centre



Learn about what is available for viewing in the night sky for June! Two videos that will give you some ideas of what to look for in the sky.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Learn How First Black Hole Image Was Made



Webcast: Seeing the Unseeable: Capturing an Image of a Black Hole - YouTube

Related Article: First Images of a Black Hole from the Event Horizon Telescope - AAS Nova



Tonight, June 2, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, learn about how the historic first photo of a black hole was made. Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will tell you how it was done!

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Online Star Party Tonight



Video: VSP 4: Virtual Star Party with Fraser Cain - YouTube



Fraser Cain of Universe Today and his team of astronomers will be having a live star party tonight!

This is their fourth one of the year. Live tonight at 11 p.m. Central Time, 12 midnight Eastern Time, viewers can request objects to be viewed.

Tune in! The previous installments have been great!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

American Manned Launch Scrubbed for Today



Article: SpaceX delays 1st astronaut launch for NASA due to bad weather - Space.com

Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel



Today's launch has been scrubbed. The launch would have had to take place at exactly 4:33:33 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in order to reach the International Space Station. The next attempt will be on Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). If that doesn't work out, SpaceX could try again on Sunday (May 31) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT).

This launch is for the first manned mission to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida.

There are two ways to watch the launch coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

 • Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel - Live broadcasts on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

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Live Launch Coverage of Manned Mission



Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel



Today at 4:33:33 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time is the proposed launch for the first manned mission to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida.

There are two ways to watch the launch coverage:

 • NASA TV: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

 • Discovery Coverage: Space Launch Live - Discovery Channel - Live broadcasts on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Virgin Orbit First Launch Fails



Article: Virgin Orbit's 1st test launch fails to reach orbit - Space.com

The first launch attempt for Virgin Orbit has failed. Crew and craft are okay. The mission was to launch a payload into space from a 747.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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SpaceX Launch Crew Arrives at Kennedy



Live Webcast: NASA TV Public Feed - NASA.gov

Article: Event Schedule for SpaceX Manned Launch - NASA.gov

Today, May 20, at 4 p.m. EDT – SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center for a media question and answer session. Click on the link above to watch the webcast.

Here is the full schedule of events leading up to next Wednesday's Crew Dragon launch:

Wednesday, May 20
4 p.m. - Crew arrival news conference at Kennedy (limited in-person media only):

Friday, May 22
3:15 p.m. - Virtual Demo-2 Crew engagement at Kennedy

Monday, May 25
Time TBD or one hour after Launch Readiness Review completion – Prelaunch briefing at Kennedy

Tuesday, May. 26
10 a.m. - Administrator Countdown Clock Briefing (limited in-person media only)
12:15 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins for the 4:32 p.m. liftoff
6 p.m. – Administrator postlaunch news conference at Kennedy

Thursday, May. 28
11:29 a.m. – Docking (NASA Television will have continuous coverage from launch to docking)

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Manned Launch NASA Social Get Together



Article: Event Schedule for SpaceX Manned Launch - NASA.com

NASA has been hosting in-person get-togethers for a decade now. During these times, however, they are doing them online, and it's easy to participate.

Just go to their Facebook page: Launch America NASA Social Answer a few questions, and get approved. You will then be able to participate. This is a great opportunity to be part of the historic launch next Wednesday, May 27, when two astronauts launch on a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station.

Here is the schedule of events:

Wednesday, May 20
4 p.m. - Crew arrival news conference at Kennedy (limited in-person media only):

Friday, May 22
3:15 p.m. - Virtual Demo-2 Crew engagement at Kennedy

Monday, May 25
Time TBD or one hour after Launch Readiness Review completion – Prelaunch briefing at Kennedy

Tuesday, May. 26
10 a.m. - Administrator Countdown Clock Briefing (limited in-person media only)
12:15 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins for the 4:32 p.m. liftoff
6 p.m. – Administrator postlaunch news conference at Kennedy

Thursday, May. 28
11:29 a.m. – Docking (NASA Television will have continuous coverage from launch to docking)

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

"The Black Hole" Movie Revisited



Article: How Disney's 'Black Hole' Tried to Match 'Star Wars' - The Hollywood Reporter



A fascinating look at the troubled production of Disney's first PG-rated film, "The Black Hole." The push-pull that had to be made with the very conservative Disney to deliver an edgy science-fiction film is chronicled in this article. A good read!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Dark Sky Web Links



Here are links to the best Dark Sky Resources:

Places to Visit:

 • 10 U.S. Dark-Sky Parks You Need to Visit - Sky & Telescope

 • Dark Skies: 23 Best Places in the World to Stargaze - CNN

 • Find a Dark Sky Place - International Dark Sky Association

 • Arizona's Dark Side - Visit Arizona

Dark Sky Maps:

 • Light Pollution Map - Jurij Stare

 • Dark Site Finder

I will post any updates when I find more links!

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"Moonfall" Starts Casting



Article: Josh Gad to Lead Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall - ComingSoon.net

Roland Emmerich, the modern master of disaster, is getting his casting started on "Moonfall," a sci-fi disaster movie where a group of ordinary humans battle to stop

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

"Kubrick on Kubrick" First Review



Article: ‘Kubrick by Kubrick’: Tribeca Film Review - Variety



Writer/Producer/Director Stanley Kubrick seemed to revel in being an enigma, only granting limited interviews throughout his career. But, the existence of a series of tape-recorded interviews has made knowing Kubrick more possible. They were conducted by Michel Ciment, the French film critic and editor of Positif, over the course of 20 years. And, the new documentary "Kubrick by Kubrick" makes those interviews the basis for the film.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"Underwater" First Reviews



Review: Underwater - Variety

Review: Underwater - Hollywood Reporter

Review Score: Underwater - Metacritic



Reviews are mixed for the new Kristen Stewart sci-fi horror movie, "Underwater." Of the above, one is thumbs up, one is thumbs down. No Rotten Tomatoes score, as of yet. But, Metacritic is up. 49 score at this time.

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