From the Hubble Space Telescope the eXtreme Deep Field with 5500 galaxies

Photon Mondays - A new focus on Hubble

May 18, 2020

Galaxies galore! The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field shows what is lurking in the universe. Combining more than 2 million seconds (or 23+ days) of exposure time towards a tiny, dark patch of the sky in the constellation Fornax — where we once saw only darkness, appeared around 5,500 galaxies! Some...

A photo of a LEGO Fiske from the CU Heritage Center's Hit the Bricks exhibit

Celebrating our 2020 Graduates!

May 11, 2020

We're celebrating our 2020 CU graduates this week! We can't be on campus with you, but we can enjoy the LEGO version of Fiske from the CU Heritage Center's Hit the Bricks! exhibit. Congrats Buffs! Did you know CU Boulder is the top NASA-funded public university + the CU system...

Band photo of Big Head Todd & the Monsters playing at NASA JSC in Mission Control

Serene Sundays - Local Guys - BTHM

May 10, 2020

Local men of music and science… Last week you gave us a bunch of love for our post about Queen’s legendary guitarist, Brian May. So, we thought we’d give ya another post a little closer to home. Born and raised in Colorado and former CU students, band members from Big...

Chris Hatfield and his guitar aboard the ISS covering Space Oddity

Saturday Space Reels - Space Oddity

May 9, 2020

Have you seen retired astronaut Chris Hadfield's cover of Space Oddity by David Bowie while aboard the International Space Station? It's one you won't want to miss! Today we wanted to feature Chris Hadfield's breakdown of his Space Oddity cover from Ars Technica. He explains how he recorded the video...

The Theory of Everything movie poster

Friday Flicks - The Theory of Everything

May 8, 2020

Today's Friday Flick is The Theory of Everything ! Delve into the story of one of the world's greatest minds, based on the memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking. Eddie Redmayne plays Dr. Hawking throughout his time as a student at Cambridge where he meets...

Art or science - abstract photo of swirls and colors

Gaze Into the Cosmos - Art or Science? 

May 7, 2020

We thought it would be fun to switch it up a little bit today! Do you think this image is art, or do you think it's science? Let us know on social media (links in footer) and check in on Saturday to get the answer. Update: Saturday Answer --- Art...

Image from Solar Walk Lite of the Earth and it's internal structure

Wednesday Rad Apps - Solar Walk

May 6, 2020

Explore the entirety of our solar system from the comfort of your couch with Solar Walk Lite: Planetarium 3D ! Hop from planet to planet, moons to comets. Discover trajectories, compositions, internal structures, surface temperatures, and so much more! Zoom out and find our location in the Milky Way galaxy...

Photo of Shepard and his wife Louise meet First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House

Tuesday Fun Facts - U.S. v. U.S.S.R.

May 5, 2020

59 years ago NASA astronaut Al Shepard became the 1st American (and 2nd person) to travel to space — after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin a month earlier. Launched on the Freedom 7 spacecraft as a part of project Mercury, Shepard’s flight lasted just 15 minutes, but changed the course of...

Photo of Anthony Daniels and C3P0

Sound Wave Mondays - C3P0 on StarTalk

May 4, 2020

C-3PO and the Rise of Robots, with Anthony Daniels! Take the world of Star Wars + sci-fi and apply them to the real world in a special episode of StarTalk. Learn about the relationship between humans and robots, as well as the difference between a robot and an android! Also...

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden meets with Brian May, lead guitarist of the rock band Queen and astrophysicist, Friday, July 17, 2015 at NASA Headquarters in Washington

Serene Sundays - Arts & Sciences

May 3, 2020

A man of music and science. Queen’s legendary guitarist is also an astrophysicist. Dr. Brian May started his PhD in the early 1970s, but didn’t complete it until 2007. Dr. May is an inspiration to us for beautifully blending the arts and sciences throughout his life. He even went backstage...