Planet

Buzzwords In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition is controversial because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. Although eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain “planets” under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, …

Venus

Photo: Venus Spotlight on the second planet from the sun: Venus HeadlinesThe detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds is a big dealChemical that shouldn’t be there spotted in Venus’ atmosphere Recommended ListeningThe Transit of Venus LecturesCapturing VenusThe philosophy of astronomyObserving the Transit of Venus 10 Things to know about VenusVenus is only a little smaller …

Jupiter

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill, Marble Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. Juno Missionmissionjuno.swri.edu – [email protected]@kevinmgill Videohttp://www.nasa.gov/nasatvhttps://www.nasa.gov/nasalivehttp://www.ustream.tv/nasahttp://www.ustream.tv/nasajplhttp://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing Embedded Tweets HeadlinesAustralian backyard astronomer praised for epic photos of Jupiter’s Great Red Spothttps://www.vox.com/platform/amp/science-and-health/2018/5/21/17353110/jupiter-photos-juno-high-res-clouds-great-red-spot Photos Ganymede Planeta.com

Mars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Hubble Portrait News from the 4th planet in our solar system: Perseverance Follow NASA’s Perseverance Rover in Real Time on Its Way to Mars Insightmars.nasa.gov/insightWeatherhttps://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-brings-mars-landing-first-in-six-years-to-viewers-everywhere-nov-26https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-personhttp://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight HeadlinesDid ancient Mars have rings? – Earthskyhttp://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faintElon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars –http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emuhttp://www.universetoday.com/134547/ever-wondered-final-approach-mars-might-feel-likehttps://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/earth-to-marshttp://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/spacexs-big-fking-rocket-the-full-story.htmlhttp://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-mars-mystery-solvedhttp://www.wired.com/2014/07/new-geologic-map-mars-usgshttp://www.nature.com/news/water-seems-to-flow-freely-on-mars-1.14343 Mars RoversMars Landscapes (Curiosity!)marsrovers.nasa.gov – @MarsCuriositygoogle.com/mars/about.htmlMars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter_HiRISE.htmlhirise.lpl.arizona.edunasa.gov/mslwe_are_engineers_and_scientists_on_the_marstechnology_and_science-spacehttp://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/4-billion-pixel-mars-panoramahttps://www.360cities.net/image/mars-panorama-curiosity-selfie-night#32.70,7.00,70.0http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/science/space/100000003277462.app.htmlSky CraneImageID=3650 Mars ExpressMar _ExpressMars_Express_view_of_Terra_Sabaea_and_Arabia_Terra Phoboshttp://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express/Mars_Express_heading_towards_daring_flyby_of_Phobos Timehttp://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24 Elsewhere …

Mercury

Photo: False Color 2019 Transit Messenger http://messenger.jhuapl.edu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER @MESSENGER2011 http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2822-rare-transit-of-mercury-to-take-place-on-9-may http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/catalog/MercuryCatalog.html http://sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/ BepiColombo is Europe’s first mission to Mercury. It will set off in 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …