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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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The Blue Moon returns this July 31st, and Slooh will broadcast live on the day the moon is at its most full!

Start Time: Friday, July 31st
5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET/00:3- UTC (8/1)
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/the-blue-moon-appears-july-31st/

Appearing just once every three years or so, a Blue Moon is commonly known as the second full moon within a calendar month. The first full moon of July appeared on the 2nd, and another will appear in the early morning hours of Friday morning, July 31st. More traditionally, a Blue Moon is the third full moon of four appearing in a single astronomical season.

Despite its name, however, the moon won’t actually appear blue, though certain atmospheric conditions may give it a colorful tinge at different points throughout the year.

This full moon also coincides with the final days of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, and the timing means the upcoming Perseids will peak in a nearly moonless sky.
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We're celebrating the Japanese Star Festival, Tanabata, tomorrow at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT with a symbolic crossing of the Milky Way.

Join us for a tale of love and separation that spans millions of miles and more than 1,000 years, as we regale you with the story of two star-crossed lovers, and their once a year journey across the stars. We'll stop at major "landmarks" along the way, discussing what makes each star cluster and nebula unique, while tracing their journey through the night sky.

Join us HERE: http://bit.ly/1LO4FO1
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Join Slooh on Tuesday, June 30th, for a live broadcast as we help celebrate the first ever Asteroid Day on June 30, 2015.

Start Time: June 30th
3:00PM PDT/6:00PM EDT/22:00 UTC
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/slooh-celebrates-asteroid-day-2015/

Conceived by musician and astrophysicist Brian May and filmmaker Grigorij Richters, Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign to educate people about asteroids and the actions we must take to keep our planet safe from dangerous asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the famous Tunguska event when a large asteroid or comet devastated a city-sized area in Siberia on June 30, 1908.As part of the Asteroid Day movement, the organizers of Asteroid Day created the 100x Asteroid Day Declaration, a document which has been signed by more than one hundred astronauts, Nobel-Prize-winning scientists, business and technology leaders, and artists from around the world. During our show on June 30, Slooh will interview some of these signatories including the entrepreneur and astronaut Richard Garriott. We’ll discuss the importance of raising awareness of the risk posed to our planet by asteroids. We’ll show images of near-Earth asteroids captured with Slooh telescopes including the asteroid 1566 Icarus which passed just 5 million miles from Earth on June 16, 2015. Our astronomers will also discuss the science of close asteroid approaches and sort out fact from hype.
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Join us to watch live views of the darkest known planet in our Universe! On June 27th, in a very special broadcast, Slooh and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), home of the largest telescope on Earth, will present the first ever live observation of a planet outside of our Solar System as it passes across the face of its home star. Exo-planet TrES-2b, nicknamed Dark Knight, will traverse its star and Slooh will capture the moment using one of the largest infrared telescopes in the world,  IAC’s Carlos Sánchez Telescope in the Canary Islands.

Start Time: Saturday, June 27th 
5:00PM PDT/8:00PM EDT/00:00 UTC (6/28)
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/see-a-real-time-transit-of-an-inky-dark-exoplanet/

Dark Knight is the darkest exoplanet yet discovered, darker than coal or even black acrylic paint, reflecting just 1% of the light that falls on it. This innovative exoplanet extravaganza will be hosted by Slooh astronomers and exoplanet researchers including one of the world’s foremost experts on exo-planets, Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, the newly appointed director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. The special event is in honor of IAC’s 30th anniversary of their Mt.Teide Observatories, the ceremony for which will also be held on the 27th in the Canary Islands and be presided over by Felipe VI, the King of Spain, who will inaugurate Slooh’s telescopes. Mark your calendars to join us for this historic event.
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Thank you to everyone for supporting Slooh! We reached our goal of 250 votes for the chance to receive a grant of $100,000 from Mission Main St. Grants. The lucky voter who won one of our special Lunar Eclipse T-shirts is +Rich Gillin ! Congrats!
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Join us to watch the asteroid Icarus's close call with Earth and then Jupiter's Moons Eclipse! Today, June 16th, Slooh will be presenting live views of the potentially hazardous asteroid and a real-time look at the eclipsing moons.

Start Time: Tuesday June 16th 
2:00PM PDT/5:00PM EDT/21:00 UTC
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/watch-jupiters-moons-occult-live/
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The asteroid 1566 Icarus makes a close approach on June 16, 2015 as it passes within just 5 million miles of Earth. Like its namesake, this spacerock is getting in trouble for flying too close. Join Slooh for a live show to have a look at this 1 km long asteroid and learn why it’s an important object for astronomers to study and understand. 

While the little asteroid will pass us at just 21x the Earth-Moon distance, it’s too dim to see visually in most backyard telescopes. But it’s well within reach of Slooh’s robotic telescopes and cameras, so during the show Slooh members can see live views of Icarus as it makes its close approach. Mark your calendars to join us on June 16!

From late 2014 until August 2015, the alignment of Jupiter with the rest of the solar system allows us to observe ‘mutual events’ of Jupiter’s moons. During these events, Earthbound observers with a telescope can see Jupiter’s moons pass in front of each other (an occultation) or pass into another moon’s shadow and seem to disappear for a few minutes (an eclipse). These events occur for just a few months every six years when Jupiter is at equinox, that is, when it’s at the point in its orbit when the planet experiences days and nights of equal lengths.

On June 16, 2015, Slooh will hold a live member show to watch mutual events of Jupiter’s moons. At 22:04 UT, approximately, Europa will pass into the shadow of Io and appear to go dark for nearly six minutes. Please join us to enjoy these rare and dramatic mutual events of Jupiter’s moons.
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Join us to watch the Live 3 part event as New Horizons arrives at Pluto and sends back the first close up images! New Horizons arrives at Pluto on July 14th, and Slooh will have up to the minute coverage of the close approach, with a three part event for Slooh members! First, we’re setting the stage for the flyby on Monday, July 13th, at 5:30 pm ET, as Host Eric Edelman and Slooh Astronomer, Will Gater, discuss the mission so far. Then, we’re counting down to the spacecraft’s arrival on Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:30 am ET with Eric and Slooh Astronomer, Bob Berman. Finally, join us for the main event, as we get our first look at close up images of the dwarf planet on Wednesday at 5:30 pm ET.

Part 1: Monday @ 2:30PM PDT/5:30PM EDT/21:30 UTC
Part 2: Tuesday @ 4:30AM PDT/7:30AM EDT?11:30 UTC (close approach
Part 3: Wednesday @ 2:30PM PDT/5:30PM PDT/21:30 UTC (First images)
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/new-horizons-arrives-at-pluto/


After more than nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on the final leg of its 3 billion mile journey to the dwarf planet Pluto. In July 2015, New Horizons will make the first close-up reconnaissance of Pluto and its five moons and take images and measurements of this distant and still mysterious world. It will be an epic encounter. Slooh.com will have live coverage of the New Horizons mission as it reaches Pluto this summer.

New Horizons, which at its core resembles a grand piano in shape and size, was launched on January 19, 2006. It passed by the Jovian system in early 2007, picked up speed from a gravity boost, and now approaches Pluto at 31,000 mph. After travelling nearly 32 astronomical units, or 3 billion miles, the craft will pass just 6,200 miles from the surface of Pluto on July 14, 2015.

As part of its primary science mission, New Horizons will map the global geology and topography of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, determine their surface composition and temperature, measure Pluto’s atmosphere, study Pluto’s smaller moons Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra, and search for further moons and possible rings. From these measurements, scientists will try to determine how Pluto and its moons are related to the major planets of the solar system.
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Join us to watch Venus and Jupiter join in the night sky! On Wednesday, July 1st, Slooh will be broadcasting live views of the bright planets Venus and Jupiter making their closest approach when they pass less than a full-Moon-width from each other.

Start Time: Wednesday, July 1st
2:00PM PDT/5:00PM EDT/21:00 UTC 
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/venus-and-jupiter-meet-in-the-evening-sky/

This eye-catching conjunction of two bright planets is a great time for a photo-op and an ideal opportunity to see the clockwork motion of the solar system in action. Slooh astronomers will present a live online show during the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. During the show, you’ll find out a little more about these two remarkable worlds. You’ll learn what a conjunction means and how far apart these planets really are in space. And you’ll see the two planets close up through one of our robotic telescopes. Join us for this live members-only show.
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Tomorrow, we're watching LIVE as Pluto occults a 12th-magnitude star!

Just two weeks before New Horizons gives us our first up close look at the distant dwarf planet, this event will give astronomers a chance to study the characteristics of the former 9th planet in our solar system.

Watch the event starting at 12:30pm ET/9:30am ET tomorrow HERE: http://bit.ly/1LOxckk
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Remember to join us to watch live views of the darkest known planet in our Universe! On June 27th, in a very special broadcast, Slooh and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), home of the largest telescope on Earth, will present the first ever live observation of a planet outside of our Solar System as it passes across the face of its home star. Exo-planet TrES-2b, nicknamed Dark Knight, will traverse its star and Slooh will capture the moment using one of the largest infrared telescopes in the world,  IAC’s Carlos Sánchez Telescope in the Canary Islands.

Start Time: Saturday, June 27th 
5:00PM PDT/8:00PM EDT/00:00 UTC (6/28)
Link: http://main.slooh.com/event/see-a-real-time-transit-of-an-inky-dark-exoplanet/

Dark Knight is the darkest exoplanet yet discovered, darker than coal or even black acrylic paint, reflecting just 1% of the light that falls on it. This innovative exoplanet extravaganza will be hosted by Slooh astronomers and exoplanet researchers including one of the world’s foremost experts on exo-planets, Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, the newly appointed director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. The special event is in honor of IAC’s 30th anniversary of their Mt.Teide Observatories, the ceremony for which will also be held on the 27th in the Canary Islands and be presided over by Felipe VI, the King of Spain, who will inaugurate Slooh’s telescopes. Mark your calendars to join us for this historic event.
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Join us to watch winter and summer unite in the global solstice! On Sunday, June 21st Slooh will be broadcasting live views of the sun from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Use the hashtag #GlobalSolstice  to ask questions on twitter during the show.

Start Time: Sunday, June 21st
9:00am PDT/Noon EDT/16:00 UTC
Link http://main.slooh.com/event/sloohs-summer-solstice-2015/
Hashtag #globalsolstice  

The promise of the June solstice, when summer begins in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere, is reflected in the celebrations of cultures around the world. Thousands still gather at England’s ancient Stonehenge to welcome the first sunrise of summer. Ancient Celts and Slavs celebrated solstice with bonfires to add to the power and warmth of the Sun. Christians placed the feast of St. John the Baptist near summer solstice. And the Chinese hold the Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, each year in June when the Sun is near solstice. The word solstice is loosely based on the Latin words for “sun standing still”, and at June solstice the Sun appears to stand still at its most northerly point in the sky before it slowly begins to move southward again.

This year, Slooh’s celebration of the June 21 solstice will include live views through remote telescopes in California for the Northern Hemisphere and Chile for the Southern Hemisphere along with a discussion with Slooh astronomers of the cultural, and spiritual meaning of solstice. We also include highlights from the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Vermont where Slooh astronomer Bob Berman and guest host Ali Grimes will be on-site to celebrate the solstice in person with attendees from all over the world. Mark your calendars on June 21, 2015 to join us for this live show to celebrate the Global Solstice.
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Join us to watch live views of comet 67P! On Monday, June 15th, Slooh will be presenting live views of the comet featuring expert commentary by Bob Berman! 

Start Time: Monday, June 15th
10:00PM PDT/1:00AM EDT (6/16)/05:00 UTC (6/16)
Link: http://main.slooh.com
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