August 18 - 24 2014 Stargazer: Volcanoes In Space

Aug 18, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We have two major planets to look for at sunset, plus we learn about volcanic activity recently detected on a moon in our solar system, involving multiple observatories in the islands as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

The moon Io in an image captured by the Gemini North telescope.
Credit Katherine de Kleer/UC Berkeley/Gemini Observatory/AURA

A series of images tracking volcanic activity on Io captured by the Gemini North telescope over a period of 12 days.
Credit Katherine de Kleer/UC Berkeley/Gemini Observatory/AURA