Famous scientist Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018. Learn about some of his work.

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I am responsible for developing, updating, and maintaining public programs linked to astronomy and space sciences, including the Planetarium programs, as well as to temporary exhibitions

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The life cycle and death of stars form the ingredients that make up Earth, making stars critical to life as we know it.

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There’ll be a solar eclipse on August 21. Find out what that is, and how you can see it.

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Just received my PhD in 2016, now doing postdoctoral research!

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This Featured Topic has resources on many different aspects of radiation, from the types of radiation we are exposed to naturally on Earth to the radiation astronauts experience in space.

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Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had located a system of at least seven rocky planets orbiting an ultra cool dwarf star.

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How can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? It all begins with light - the kind we see and the kind we can’t. (4:45 min.)

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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 min.)

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Scientists have found thousands of planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.

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The gold we find on Earth did not come from our planet’s rocky crust. It was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. So gold is really extraterrestrial! (4:34 min.)

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In this case study, students will learn about the biological effects of ionizing radiation and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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In this case study, students will learn about cosmic ray particles and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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