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Saturday Space Reels - AstroBackyard

May 2, 2020

Have you ever wanted to learn how to photograph the cosmos from your backyard? What equipment do you need? Which telescope should you get first? Check out the AstroBackyard channel on YouTube! Learn everything you need to know to capture the perfect image from self-proclaimed astrophotographer Trevor Jones. His laid...

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Friday Flicks - Guardians of the Galaxy

May 1, 2020

This week's Friday Flick is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! We know this movie isn't known for its scientific accuracy, but Fiskers love talking raccoons and walking trees sometimes too! As a part Neil deGrasse Tyson's review of this film, he reminds us that in space, there are no sound...

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Gaze Into the Cosmos - Stargazing with Hubble

April 30, 2020

Do you want to see what Hubble sees ? All you need is a small telescope. In celebration of Hubble's 30th anniversary last week, the HST team put together an observing list of beautiful celestial objects that can be observed from the Northern Hemisphere this time of year. Our personal...

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Wednesday Rad Apps - Jupiter Moons

April 29, 2020

Channel your inner Galileo and watch Jupiter’s moons orbit the largest planet with the Jupiter Moons app . Zoom in, zoom out! Speed up time, slow it down. Change the view to match what you see in your telescope or binoculars. This rad app will make you feel like a...

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Tuesday Fun Facts - Disappearing Exoplanet

April 28, 2020

Surprise, space can do magic tricks! ...Sort of. Back in 2004, the Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of the bright, nearby star called Fomalhaut, sitting 25 light years away. At the time of the photograph, scientists thought we were looking at a potential exoplanet, named Fomalhaut b — possibly...

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Sound Wave Mondays - Planetary Radio

April 27, 2020

Jump into the Planetary Radio podcast to hear about the people working across the vast field of astronomy and space sciences. Each week they chat with special guests to learn more about the human side of work that is uncovering the mysteries of space — searching for planets similar to...

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Serene Sundays - Change the World

April 26, 2020

For this week's Serene Sunday, American Astronomer, Dr. Vera Rubin ’s wisdom bridges last week’s Earth Day theme with our continuous focus on all things astronomy. "Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe." Dr. Rubin...

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Saturday Space Reels - Earth Day 2020

April 25, 2020

NASA's YouTube channel is full of incredible content to stay up-to-date on what they're working on! But, we want to focus on a special episode --- Earth Day 2020: NASA Puts Space to Work for the Planet. In this short video, you'll learn all the ways in which NASA monitors...

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Friday Flicks - Become a STAR

April 24, 2020

For this week’s featured Friday Flick, we want to make members of our community the stars! Be featured in our Fiske Planetarium Explorations film series by submitting video of you or your family using the GLOBE Observer: Clouds App . In this episode, we will be highlighting the cloud images...

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Gaze Into the Cosmos - Favorite Planet

April 23, 2020

What is your favorite planet? We like them all, but are especially fond of OUR EARTH ! Earth is the only place we know of where life exists. Ponder for a moment, one of Carl Sagan’s most moving quotes, “Consider again that dot [Earth]. That's here. That's home. That's us...

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