Mars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Hubble Portrait (Some rights reserved) News from the 4th planet in our solar system: PerseverancePerseverance landed in Jezero Crater on February 18nasa.gov/mars2020 – @NASAPersevere A year on Mars: How NASA’s Perseverance hit a geological jackpot NASA’s new Mars rover is about to spawn a tiny helicopter Follow NASA’s Perseverance Rover in Real …

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. Jupiter’s 3D Atmosphere Revealed by NASA’s Juno Spacecraft (Media Briefing)Jupiter: mission unveils the depth and structure of planet’s shrinking red spot and colourful bands – The Conversation Juno Missionmissionjuno.swri.edu – [email protected]@[email protected] See the First Images NASA’s Juno …

Mercury

Photo: False Color 2019 Transit Messengerhttp://messenger.jhuapl.eduhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/[email protected]://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2822-rare-transit-of-mercury-to-take-place-on-9-mayhttp://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 350 °C and gather data during …

Venus

Photo: Venus (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the second planet from the sun: Venus HeadlinesAstronomers Are Now Obsessed With a Particular Gas on VenusThe 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 …

Planet

Lingo Cards 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 …

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. …