The Sloan Digital Sky Survey or SDSS is a major multi-spectral imaging and spectroscopic redshift survey using a dedicated 2.5-m wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, United States. The project was named after the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which contributed significant funding.
Yes, you can watch the International Space Station fly over your house!
March 2022 was a busy month in space that saw two spacewalks, the arrival of three new cosmonauts, and finally the departure of three crewmates officially ending Expedition 66. Three NASA astronauts and one ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut took a well-deserved break following the intense period aboard the orbiting lab.
The TOLIMAN space telescope is a low-cost, agile mission concept dedicated to astrometric detection of exoplanets in the near-solar environment, particularly targeting the Alpha Centauri system. TOLIMAN stands for Telescope for Orbit Locus Interferometric Monitoring of our Astronomical Neighbourhood.
Dr. Jessica Victoria Bloom has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Sydney – studying galaxy mergers and their impact on galaxy evolution. Jessica is particularly interested in physics outreach and communicating complex science to the general public. Jessica taught Physics at the University of Sydney and was Astronomer in Residence at Uluru, leading star tours.
Capturing all that glitters In galaxies with NASA’s Webb
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built. It will allow scientists to look at what our universe was like about 200 million years after the Big Bang. The telescope will be able to capture images of some of the first galaxies ever formed.
This is the second of my trivia question blog posts. This time it’s all about astronomy. There are no prizes, just the pleasure of knowing how smart you are!