[…] NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS), the asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB), and a number of project-specific online compilations. Future upgrades will include additional physical properties, enhanced query capabilities, and a system […]

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Join us for a livestream celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Refractor! •Lowell Historian Kevin Schindler will discuss famous visitors to the Clark in the past, from […]

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AstroAlert: The Sun like you’ve never seen it before

Hi everyone, The image above might look like something you’d want to consult a dermatologist about, but it’s actually the most detailed image of the Sun ever taken. The new Daniel […]

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Solar System

[…] understanding of the size and shape of small bodies, parameters that are impossible to determine without an expensive in situ space mission.  They can also reveal the presence of an […]

Lunar Legacy

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AstroAlert: Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who broke barriers, has died

Hi everyone, Sad news: Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died today at the age of 101. Born in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson was fascinated by numbers as a little […]

AstroAlert: New telescope named in honor of astronomer Vera Rubin

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] It was announced this week that a major new telescope will be named in honor of trailblazing astronomer Vera Rubin, who died in 2016. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] […]

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Pluto Discovery Telescope

[…] Pluto: 1930 – 2006″, and a few downright foul ones that our censors won’t let us share. The refurbishment included testing and fixing the telescope’s drive motor and other electronic […]