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Glom
2005-Mar-16, 09:13 PM
Is anything cool happening astronomy wise in the next few months? The AstroSoc committee want to know.

ToSeek
2005-Mar-16, 09:45 PM
April 8 - Hybrid solar eclipse
April 24 - Hubble's 15th anniversary will be marked by some significant releases of imagery
July 4 - Deep Impact blasts a comet

Cassini is bound to have some flybys of interest.
The Opportunity rover will reach the etched terrain.
The Spirit rover will reach the crest of the Columbia Hills.

List of events (http://www.newarkmuseum.org/planetarium/pages/astrocal.html)

Doodler
2005-Mar-16, 09:57 PM
How about today's announced discovery of another moon (Enceladus) with an atmosphere and possible cryovolcanism?

V-GER
2005-Mar-16, 10:39 PM
Doodler wrote:

How about today's announced discovery of another moon (Enceladus) with an atmosphere and possible cryovolcanism?

Add to that it's surface which is completely made of water ice.
Perhaps we need a lander there as well?

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/index.html

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Mar-22, 06:12 PM
Is anything cool happening astronomy wise in the next few months? The AstroSoc committee want to know.

As ToSeek said
Total Solar Eclipse, Hubble and Deepimpact
Partial Lunar Eclipse in October plus Mars approaches Earth, China might put more people in Space soon, check out the NASA return of shuttle flights
Venus Express will be launched also from Europe, I'm not sure what the Russians are up to but should be getting plans ready for the Sputnik anniversary of '57, I think they might show off the Klipper but I haven't seen much info