Star Gazers

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Astronaut Scott Kelly is the veteran of four spaceflights and served as commander of the International Space Station. He holds the American record for consecutive days spent in space. Now in his recently-released memoir, "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery," Scott Kelly discusses his experiences living aboard the International Space Station, and how he got there in the first place. 

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A University of Cincinnati professor is helping NASA plan the next mission to Mars, in search of ancient life. Dr. Andrew Czaja is among a team of scientists determining where on Mars to land the most sophisticated rover to date. Part of the Mars 2020 mission is to collect rock samples for evidence the Red Planet once sustained microbial life.

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At a distance of 320 light years from Earth there is a planet in constant daylight, with three suns and seasons longer than a human lifetime. We don’t just know it’s there, we have visual proof.

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Last week, the popular public television series Star Gazers celebrated the airing of its 500th episode, highlighting our continued fascination with the wonders and mysteries of outer space.

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The Cincinnati Observatory Center was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.” Today Greater Cincinnati is home to three observatories.

  Former NPR science correspondent, award-winning TV journalist and author Ira Flatow is the host of the the weekly radio show, Science Friday. Dean Regas, outreach astronomer and assistant director with the Cincinnati Observatory, is co-host of the popular PBS series, Star Gazers.

  If you’'ve had enough of looking at the snow, ice and slush, then bundle-up and head outside and look up at the wonders taking place above us, or attend one of the programs offered by the Cincinnati Observatory.

  Maybe we just weren'’t paying attention before, but it seems as if there’'s been a lot more celestial activity going on this year. Blood Moons, Super Moons, eclipses, meteor showers, planets in opposition...we’'ve even had a triple Jovian shadow transit. And if you don’'t know what that is, you'’re in luck.