New Space Telescope Concept.

New Space Telescope Concept.

A new orbiting telescope concept developed at Colorado University at Boulder would have hundreds of times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope. Professor Webster Cash from CU said the instrument package would consist of an orbiting space telescope with an opaque disk in front of it that could be up to a half mile … Continue reading

RAS Recap.

RAS Recap.

This weekends Riverside Astronomical Meeting was a great meeting. Our guest speaker, Kam Arnold, Assistant Research Scientist at UCSD, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences gave a talk on “Fundamental Physics with Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry.” His talk covered the basics of cosmic microwave background (CMB), how it has help with cosmology and where we … Continue reading

Riverside Astronomical Society Meeting This Saturday.

Riverside Astronomical Society Meeting This Saturday.

This Saturday at 7:00pm at La Sierra University’s Conssentine Hall is the monthly Riverside Astronomical Society’s monthly general meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm.  We will have food and fun. This month’s guest speaker is Kam Arnold, Assistant Research Scientist at UCSD, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences.  He will be … Continue reading

Its Alive!!!

Its Alive!!!

Kepler lives again. And instyle, the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft discovered the first exoplanet  using its new mission — K2. The K2 mission uses the disabled Kepler to detect habitable planets around smaller, dimmer red dwarf stars.               “Last summer, the possibility of a scientifically productive mission for Kepler after … Continue reading