astronomy

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the public is invited to a free night of astronomy viewing with experts from the SIU Physics Department, The Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois and Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

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Photograph Taken by Bob Baer.

On Sunday, January 20th, 2019 the Moon will be on the receiving end of the Earth's Shadow.  This total Lunar Eclipse will occur around 9:30PM Central Time.

If you were outside in the Midwest at around 1:30 local time this morning, you might have received quite a shock.

A meteor streaked across the sky in a vivid, bright green flash. It set off sonic booms that were loud enough to shake houses in east-central Wisconsin, as National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Last tells The Two-Way.

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With the much advertised August 2017 total solar eclipse as a backdrop, the  SIU Carbondale Departments of Physics and School of Architecture, encouraged students in Dr. Chad Schwartz's Architecture 351 Class to come up with plans for a Solar Observatory to, hopefully, be built on the Carbondale Campus. 

Venus Shines Before Dawn Highlighting October

Oct 9, 2015
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Venus shines brightly in the Eastern sky and can be seen about an hour before sunrise.  To explore other October celestial sights visit the following links: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

Astronomy: Still Time to Catch the Summer Triangle

Sep 18, 2015
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NASA

Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois has this week's Astronomy Feature, which was written by Andy Edeln.

September Astronomy With Cheryl Ernst

Sep 11, 2015
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Courtesy of NASA

As we move into September, the summer constellations give way to the Autumn wonders in the night sky.  Here with the Astronomy Feature for Friday September 11th, 2015 is Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois.   This feature was written by Astronomer Andy Edelen.

Astronomy Feature for Friday September 4th, 2015

Sep 4, 2015
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Courtesy of NASA

Here is this week's Astronomy feature.  Thank you to the web-site  Earth-Sky.org.

Make plans to attend a public viewing of the Lunar Eclipse on September 27th SIU Carbondale's Saluki Stadium.  This free outreach event, organized by the SIU-C Physics Department is free, and runs from 8:00PM to 11:30PM.

A Supermoon on This Week's Astronomy Feature

Aug 28, 2015
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Kevin Boucher

On this week's Astronomy feature, a full moon on Saturday August 29th, and Cheryl Ernst lets us know what planets can be seen in the west.  Special thanks for Cheryl Ernst and Andy Edelen of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois

August Astronomy With Cheryl Ernst

Aug 21, 2015
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Here is Cheryl Ernst with this week's astronomy feature, which was written by Andy Edelen.

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Dr. Fred Isberner

On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will occur, with a point south of Carbondale being ground zero for this event.  To gather important scientific data from this event Dr. Matt Penn, with Tuscon Arizona's National Solar Observatory, has put together a proto-type computer-linked telescope to gather this data. 

The Perseids on this week's Astronomy feature

Aug 14, 2015
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The new  moon  on Friday August 14th,  will provide a dark backdrop for the Perseid Meteor shower.  Here with this week's Astronomy Feature is Cheryl Ernst, which was written by Andy Edelen.

Astronomy-Late July Features

Jul 24, 2015
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Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois

The month of July features two constellations and a gas planet, in the southern sky.  Here with this week's Astronomy Feature is Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois.  The President of the Association, Andy Edelen wrote this feature.

Link to the AASI website: https://sites.google.com/site/astronomyinsouthernillinois/calendar

July Astronomy with Cheryl Ernst

Jul 17, 2015
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Andy Edelen

The planet Venus, now prominent in the western sky at dusk, will slowly fade this month.  For more about what the night sky holds this month, here is Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois.  You can visit their website at:https://sites.google.com/site/astronomyinsouthernillinois/home

July 10th Astronomy

Jul 10, 2015
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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

On this Friday's Astronomy feature, Computer and Electronics Specialist Bob Baer gives us an update on the New Horizons Spacecraft that is scheduled to pass within 7,000 miles above the Dwarf-Planet Pluto. And tonight, if you look due West at Dusk and after the sun goes down, you can see the planet Venus shining brightly very brightly.  Special thanks to Bob Baer, and the website EarthSky.org.

May Astronomy Highlights

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April Astronomy

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March 2015 Astronomy highlights

Mar 4, 2015

For more information, visit the AASI website at: https://sites.google.com/site/astronomyinsouthernillinois/ Edit | Remove

November Astronomy Highlights: The Great Square of Pegasus,the Pleiades Star Clusters  hot young stars, only 100 million years old and Mars is  still visible very low in the southwest.For more information, visit  the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/astronomyinsouthernillinois/