Stargazer

Stargazer
1:25 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

March 17 - 23 2014 Stargazer: New Infrared Search & Planet X

March 17 - 23 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got a variety of planets to look for this week, plus we learn about a new infrared search of outer space, and how it relates to a mysterious plant as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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1:19 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

March 10 - 16 2014 Stargazer: Mission To A Distant Moon

March 10 - 16 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter at sunset, Venus in the early morning hours and we learn about a proposed mission to a distant moon as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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1:20 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

March 3 - 9 2014 Stargazer: Kepler's Planetary Discovery

March 3 - 9 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got several great planet-viewing opportunities, the moon enters its first quarter phase and we learn about a huge planetary discovering from Kepler space telescope as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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Stargazer
1:20 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

February 24 - March 1 2014 Stargazer: Weather Report From Mars

February 24 - March 1 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus for viewing, the ISS passes over the islands and we learn about weather on Mars as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

Below, see material shot in August 2011 displaying warm-season weather on Mars. Scientists think it could demonstrate evidence of salty liquid water still active on the planet today:

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Stargazer
1:24 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

February 17 - 23 2014 Stargazer: New Air Force Space Plane

February 17 - 23 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to look for; the Hubble Space Telescope passes overhead; and we learn about the Air Force’s latest secret space plane project as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

See an artist design of the XS-1, DARPA's experimental proposed unmanned hypersonic space plane:

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1:25 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

February 10 - 16 2014 Stargazer: New Images from Saturn

February 10 -16 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter in the east, a nearly full moon, and Mars among viewing opportunities, plus we hear about and see new images from Saturn, as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

Here are some of the stunning new images of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft:

See more images here.

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Stargazer
1:33 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

February 3 - 9 2014 Stargazer: New Brown Dwarf Discoveries

February 3 - 9 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter, Mars and Saturn to look for, plus this week we learn about new discoveries relating to a Brown Dwarf as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

See the Keck Observatory Brown Dwarf image and learn more here.

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Stargazer
1:35 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

January 27 - Feburary 2 2014 Stargazer: A Supernova Discovery

January 27 - February 2 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter, Orion the Hunter, Mars and Saturn to look for and we’ll learn about the discovery of a supernova as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Stargazer
1:35 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

January 20 - 26 2014 Stargazer: A Martian Anniversary

January 20 - 26 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter, Orion the Hunter, Saturn and a Martian anniversary to celebrate as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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1:35 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

January 13 - 19 2014 Stargazer: Exciting New Gear At Mauna Kea Summit!

January 13 - 19 2014 Stargazer
Credit Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Mars and Jupiter for easy evening viewing, Saturn in the early morning hours and we learn about some exciting new equipment up at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Gemini Planet Imager’s first light image of Beta Pictoris b, a planet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris:

See more images and learn about the Gemini Planet Imager.

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