Topic: Out of this World

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

​ On Dec 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight.  With a successful blast off and splash down, many people are wondering what's next for the Orion spacecraft?   Keep in mind, humanity's first orbital launch was the Sputnik spacecraft,...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There are a lot of strange-sounding names attached to the planets, moons, and other bodies in our solar system. Sometimes, you might stop and wonder- ‘who named it that?!’ Sometimes the answer is simple, but like most things in astronomy, there’s often more to the story...

Friday, August 1, 2014

The proof that black holes exist was one of the biggest moments in science history. Even local news shows got excited to share the big news with their part of the world. Special science correspondent Barkley Davis will guide you through this discovery!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

​ Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coffee is one of the most traded goods on this planet, and regardless of location or language, it continues to be a part of humanity's morning traditions.  As we have explored various aspects of our natural world, coffee has followed us along.  But what about space?  Can we...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Embark on a spectacular tour of space as you take a one-of-a-kind adventure! Let our astronomer be your guide through the most mysterious and beautiful areas of our solar system in this custom presentation. Travel to the moons of Jupiter, through the rings of Saturn, and to the edge of interstellar...
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Relive the golden age of space exploration and uncover the results of past missions to the Moon. Travel back to present day as you watch 30 teams across the world compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge – where the general public attempts to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Follow the...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

See what happens when a group of strangers stops being grounded on Earth and starts getting real!

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