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Live Broadcast of Mars Closest Approach 

Tonight, Mars will reach its closest point to Earth in over 4 years. Slooh will present this event in real time with coverage starting at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15) (International Times) from Slooh’s telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands. Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott Observatory in Prescott, Arizona. Robert Manning, the Chief Engineer for the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will also join the show as a guest expert on Mars exploration. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Slooh.


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Monday, April 14th
Mars Coverage Starts 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15)

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So we're not only getting the Red Planet to come closer, but our moon will also be turning Red on the same night due to lunar eclipse? Shenanigans or cosmic coincidence? 
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Live Coverage of the Mars Opposition

Starts at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/9)

Tonight, Mars will be at opposition, appearing larger in the night sky than it has for the past four years. Slooh will cover this event live at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02:00 UTC (4/9) with a real time feed from the Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa. The broadcast with be hosted by Bob Berman who will be joined by David Grinspoon, the curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Mars.
At Opposition, Mars will be positioned directly opposite of the Sun in the sky drawing the Red Planet much closer to the Earth than normal. During this event Mars will rise high in the sky from the east and will be incredibly visible shining burnt-orange at nearly 10 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star. This positioning will make martian features and one of its polar caps visible through moderate sized backyard telescopes, during nights of steady “seeing” and homogeneous air layers.

#Mars   #marsopposition   #oppositionwatch   #oppositionwatch   #Earth   #astronomy   #space  

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Live Investigation of Asteroid Impact Site on the Moon

Starts at Sunday, March 16th at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT / 01:00 UTC (3/17)

On September 11th, 2013, an asteroid approximately 2 to 4.5 feet across (.6 to 1.4 meters) and traveling at an estimated speed of 37,900 mph (61,000 km/h) smashed into the lunar surface causing a crater roughly 131 feet (40 meters) wide. The explosion was so great that individuals looking at the Moon at that very moment in time would have seen the blast as it lasted over 8 seconds!

 Slooh will cover the lunar impact site on the Full “Worm” Moon in Mare Nubium live on Sunday, March 16th at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT / 01:00 UTC (3/17) - international times: http://goo.gl/tdq3Oa with feeds from the Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa. Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be accompanied by discussions led by Slooh host and astronomer, Bob Berman, and Slooh technical director, Paul Cox. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #moonimpact .

#astronomy #space #asteroid #moon #lunarimpact  

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SPECIAL BROADCAST ALERT!

Live Coverage of Newly Discovered Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 DX110

Starts at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST / 21 UTC - March 5

Discovered on February 28th, 2014, Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) 2014 DX110 will pass within .9 lunar distances of the Earth on Wednesday, March 5. Slooh will attempt to track* during closest approach starting at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST / 21 UTC - international times http://goo.gl/9Eg9A9  - Slooh Host and Observatory Director Paul Cox will host the 15 minute broadcast. Cox will explain the difficulties in finding and completing the necessary research to accurately determine an asteroids orbit in prelude to our major broadcast this Sunday, March 9th with the Minor Planet Center. 

Free on Slooh.com homepage - viewers can watch live on their PC or by downloading the free Slooh iPad app in the iTunes store.

*PLEASE NOTE:
With a current orbit uncertainty rating of 7 coupled with its small size, location, and incredible rate of motion, there is a high probability we will not capture the asteroid during the broadcast! 

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#Astronomy   #asteroid   #NEA   #Space   #2014DX110   
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Good, we have a Facebook Group, For Space Defence from the Whole Continet or America, from Alaska throu Patagonia, We invite you, Grupo Americano para la Prevencion de Impactos de Asteroides y Cometas. GAPIAC
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Tracking Near Earth Asteroid 2014 BR57

Starts at 6 pm PST/ 9 pm EST/ 02 UTC (2/20)

Join Paul Cox and Bob Berman as they revisit the missing asteroid 2000 EM26 'Moby Dick' while tracking another asteroid passing the Earth at just 4.4 Lunar Distances.

Discovered on January 28th, 2014, Near-Earth Object, "2014 BR57", an asteroid with an estimated size of a 30 story building (98m) and racing by Earth at only 4.4 Lunar Distances, will make its close approach to Earth on the night of February 19/20th. 
Slooh will cover asteroid 2014 BR57, as it makes its closest-approach on Wednesday, February 19th starting at 6PM PST / 9PM EST / 02:00UTC (2/20) live from the Canary Islands - International times: http://goo.gl/PqvTWN. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #asteroid .

#space  #astronomy 
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which country(region) are able to see it ?
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Live Broadcasts of Mars Closest Approach and Total Lunar Eclipse on Same Night

On the night of April 14th, two significant and spectacular events will take place simultaneously, as Mars reaches its closest point to Earth while the Moon will be totally eclipsed. Slooh will present these events in real time, starting with coverage of Mars at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15) (International Times) from Slooh’s telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands and transitioning to coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse starting at 11 PM PDT / 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15) (International Times) with live feeds from throughout North America. Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott Observatory in Prescott, Arizona. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Slooh.

A wide range of experts will join Slooh during five full hours of programming, including astronomy luminary and bestselling author Timothy Ferris, author of “Seeing in the Dark”, and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UC Berkeley, and documentary filmmaker Duncan Copp, producer of the award winning film, “In the Shadow of the Moon”. This is the latest in a series of total lunar eclipse broadcasts dating back to Slooh’s founding in 2003, the highlights of which are a June 2011 broadcast that was featured in the Google Doodle and a December 2010 eclipse broadcast live on the largest jumbotron in Times Square.


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Monday, April 14th
Mars Coverage Starts 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15)

Total Lunar Eclipse Coverage Starts at 11 PM PDT/ 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15)

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Sure I'll not miss it!
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Live Coverage of the Eclipse of the Bright Star Regulus

 Starts at 10:45 PM PDT / 1:45 AM EDT (3/20) / 05:45 UTC (3/20) 

On the night of March 19th/20th, Asteroid (163) Erigone, a space rock 45-miles wide, will briefly eclipse the bright star Regulus, blacking it out entirely in the night sky. This phenomenon, known as an occultation, will occur around 2 AM EDT and last for up to 14-seconds dependent on the exact viewing location.

Slooh will cover the event live on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:45 PM PDT / 1:45 AM EDT (3/20) / 05:45 UTC (3/20) (International Times) with live feeds from New York. Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image streams will be accompanied by discussions led by Slooh host and Observatory Director Paul Cox, with Slooh’s astronomer Bob Berman reporting live from New York. In addition, Ted Blank from the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) will appear as a guest directly from his remote viewing location while also providing a live feed for broadcast. Viewers may ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Regulus .

The asteroid, (163) Erigone, orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt. The star it will eclipse, Regulus, is the 22nd brightest in the sky with a magnitude of +1.3.  Erigone's shadow will race at nearly two miles per second along the ground, resulting in Regulus vanishing for between a fraction of a second to 14-seconds, depending on whether the observer is centrally located beneath the shadow, or near its edge. Observing the timing of this event at various locations will enable astronomers to determine Erigone's size and shape to an unprecedented level of accuracy.


#space   #astronomy   #Occultation   #eclipse   #regulus   #erigone163   

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Help Slooh & The Minor Planet Center Track Near-Earth Asteroid “2014 CU13”

Sunday, March 9th - 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (3/10)

Discovered  on February 11th, 2014 by Mt. Lemmon Survey, Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 CU13, with an estimated diameter of an 80 story building (120-260m) and traveling at 43,173 MPH / 19.31 (km/s), will be making its closest approach to Earth on Tuesday, March 11th, at 8 lunar distances away. However, astronomers are still unclear as to the exact orbit of the asteroid, which currently has an orbital Uncertainty Parameter U of  6* (MPC as of 2014-03-04).  

Slooh will feature 2014 CU13 in a live broadcast from its flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands on Sunday,  March 9th at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02:00UTC (3/10) - International times http://goo.gl/vcyVDy, in order to call attention to this asteroid so amateur astronomers everywhere can help further pinpoint its orbit. The live image stream will be accompanied by discussions led by Paul Cox, Slooh Host and Observatory Director, along with special guest, Dr. Jose Luis Galache from the Minor Planet Center. Watch it for free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app, and even ask questions during the show by using hashtag  #asteroid .  

#Space    #astronomy    #nearearthobject    #asteroids   

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Can we smoke it like get rid of it?
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Amazing Auroras in Alaska!

Starts at 7 pm PST/ 10 pm EST/ 03 UTC (2/28)

With solar activity now heating up, the Northern Lights have recently become spectacular from places beneath the "auroral oval" centered on the north magnetic pole.

Slooh, partnered with Prescott Observatory's Solar telescopes, have been offering the public live near-weekly feeds of sun storms, flares, arching prominences, and the parade of sunspots across the solar disk. Now, to make the Sun's impact on our world more vivid and obvious, SLOOH has positioned three of its fulltime and part-time staff in Central Alaska with special wide-field, ultra-sensitive equipment to capture the aurora borealis.

On Thursday, February 27, at 9 PM ET, 6 PM PST, We will offer auroral displays to its viewers on Slooh.com, accompanied by real-time narration by astronomer Bob Berman and Prescott Observatory Director Matt Francis.

Says Berman, "While there is never a guarantee of the Northern Lights on any given night, our team will be positioned under the statistically clearest skies, during the dark of the Moon, at a time in the present solar cycle -- Solar Max -- when auroras occur on 75% of all nights. Then we plan to splice multiple images together to show the phenomenon’s motion over a two-hour time period and capture the majesty of experiencing this incredible event."

#astronomy   #Auroras   #alaska   #live   #solarmax  
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You can watch the live asteroid 2000 EM26 show at http://live.slooh.com/
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It says 56 days to go for a lunar eclipse. Not quite the pass by +Slooh
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Robotic Space Cameras. Membership. Live Celestial Shows. Astronomy.
Introduction

Slooh produces live, celestial event programming using patented imaging technology and world class observatories. We broadcast shows on a weekly basis to the general public where astronomers explain what you are seeing.

Members have the opportunity to take control of our 20" and 14" telescopes in the Canary Islands, where they can snap, share, and personalize their own space photos. Astronomy in real time and true color.

Since its founding, it has been SLOOH’s mission to promote scientific enlightenment. Sharing a view through a powerful telescope trained on the light of a distant world inspires people to celebrate their commonality and rethink the schema of life. Prepare to be humbled.

SLOOH aspires to restore mankind’s subliminal connection to the seasonal ebb and flow of the night sky. The average Mayan of 3000 years ago had a deeper affinity. Why? The light from our expanding cities has literally crowded out the view of space.

What have we been missing? A sense of order; the daily rise and set of neighboring planets and their moons, comets that zoom back into view after periodic absences. Perspective; the ancient light of distant spiral galaxies that remind one of our home here in the Milky Way. Discovery; stars that go bang in the night, to be witnessed from here on Earth, this one by astronomers at Cal Tech, et al., and the members of SLOOH.

SLOOH is powered by its members—men, women and children in 80 countries who have taken 1.3 million photos of 35,000 unique objects and events in the night sky since our launch on Christmas Day, 2003. We’ve shared the view as Mercury and Venus transited the Sun; during Solar and Lunar Eclipses, as an asteroid slammed into Jupiter and NASA crashed a space ship into the Moon. And now we’re sharing the view with our friends at Google. We’re pleased to announce a joint initiative with Google Sky to Map the Universe and co-promote live astronomy. All SLOOH member photos will now be integrated into Google Earth/Sky for the world to see, and SLOOH’s live missions will be featured as well. SLOOH also shares the view with schools throughout the world and your membership supports this educational outreach.

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