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Tony Darnell
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Thanks Everyone!
Just made 100K Subscribers Thanks to all of you who have watched over the years. It's been a really great experience so far. Yes, I do have plans to… - Deep Astronomy - Google+
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Hi Tony, I was wondering if you could post a update on your Deep Astronomy YouTube Channel, telling Space Fans what you've been up to. I try to tell them that you are doing similar videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/HubbleSiteChannel/videos but a video telling them where they can go to hear your newest Spce News updates, and find these videos would help them. Some of them even worried that you died. :-o
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How Will the Hubble Space Telescope Die?

Every once in a while this question emerges and I point people to this video I made in 2011.  If we do nothing, it'll be gone in 2024.

I haven't heard much more about the Hubble Deorbiting mission I discuss in the video, I wonder if that's still gonna happen?

How the Hubble Space Telescope Will Die
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On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare burst off the right side of the sun . . . and NASA was watching.

Coordinating their observations, five NASA observatories and one ground-based telescope were able to see things in the flare they'd never seen before.  Numerous other NASA spacecraft provided additional data about what was happening on the sun during the event and what the effects were at Earth. 

Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 8, 2014, as researchers describe how multiple missions worked together to explore the sun's surface and atmosphere, layer by layer, providing unprecedented images of the onset of a solar flare.  

In addition to the colorful pictures of the sun that NASA will share, participants will explain how such research can help scientists better understand what sets off these large explosions on the sun. Perhaps, someday scientists may be able to predict their onset, forewarning of the radio blackouts they can cause near Earth – blackouts that can interfere with military, airplane and ship communications.

Participants include: 
Adrian Daw: IRIS project scientist at NASA Goddard
Albert Shih: RHESSI scientist at NASA Goddard
Sabrina Savage: Hinode deputy project scientist at NASA Marshall
Lucia Kleint: Bay Area Environmental Research Institute 
Jeffrey Newmark: NASA Headquarters
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Great Public Lecture Tonight

I'll be re-streaming tonight's public lecture and will also be addressing any comments/questions that come through so please keep my company and ask questions!
 
Hubble Public Lecture Series is hosted by Dr. +Frank Summers and presented the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (12 a.m. GMT).  They are open to all and available on YouTube Live.

This month's speaker is Dr. +Bonnie Meinke, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Earth's Moon is so familiar to us, yet there are hundreds of other moons in our solar system that still remain exotic.

Take a journey from our Moon to the weird and wonderful collection of moons across interplanetary space. Explore volcanoes, oceans and clouds that make these distant worlds much more recognizable than one might have guessed. And consider how these familiar geologic features could create ideal conditions for life to take hold and flourish!

Please join us and we will also try to answer any questions during the talk.
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Welcome to Florida!  ;)
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You can meet them, but DO NOT feed them

They will just follow you around all day after that.
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LOL! Poor starved puppies.
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This will be a good one, hope you can make it!
 
Ever since the Hubble Ultra Deep Field was first taken in 2006, it has challenged our notions of our place in the universe.  It was a somewhat risky observation to take  because it required so much Hubble time and it was pointed at a rather unremarkable section of sky, it wasn't clear whether the time would be well spent.

Turns out it was.  And then some.

Over the years, astronomers using #Hubble  have continued adding observations at varying wavelengths, from Optical to Infrared. As they did this, the number of galaxies seen in that tiny patch of sky grew.

And now, astronomers have added the Ultraviolet to the HUDF.  Last week, astronomers using the WFC3/UVIS instrument have released another look at this famous area of sky.  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr. +Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as they discuss how this image was enhanced in the UV with the member of the science team that took it.

We look forward to seeing you there and as always, we encourage your comments and questions.

Here is a link to the Press Release of the updated HUDF along with links to download it yourself:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/27/

For a complete schedule of upcoming hangouts, visit this page often:
http://hubblesite.org/get_involved/hubble_hangouts/
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Such beautiful animals. Especially the one at the 2:30 mark.
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Tony goes to #SciFest 2014

With a brand new camera and lots to see, I went out and starting taking pictures.  Here are some of the more interesting ones.  I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff.
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Great pics, +Tony Darnell  !  ;)
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Astronomy Video Blogger and Software Technologist
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  • Space Telescope Science Institute
    Astronomy Software Technologist, 2009 - present
  • Astronomy Dept. / Univ of Illinois
    Research Programmer, 2007 - 2009
  • NCAR/High Altitude Observatory
    Associate Scientist, 1996 - 2006
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I am an astronomy software technologist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD with a bizarre desire to communicate ideas about how small we are.

Not that I have a complex or anything...
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Physics, 1994 - 1998
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