Stargazer

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We’ve got some major evening planet viewing opportunities, a meteor shower to look for and we learn more about the historic recent discovery by the Kepler Space Telescope and teams at Mauna Kea summit as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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On this week's Stargazer, the week begins with the “Blood Moon,” or a moon that can turn red or orange, along with a lunar eclipse. The eclipse kicking in at 6:53pm tonight, but not something we can really see until around 8pm. Also in store: prime viewing around the clock, plus we learn about a unique kind of observation coming up at the Mauna Kea summit this week as we connect with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center.                              

      

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There are some great viewing opportunities for planets in our night skies, as well as a new discovery relating to water in our solar system as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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This week in addition to finding out about a variety of planets to look for and a pass of the ISS, we learn about a new discovery with a connection to the Mauna Kea summit, as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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We hear about planets  and other phenomena to look for, plus continue learning about events in our solar system with a report on Volcanoes on one of earth’s neighbors, as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week's Stargazer.

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We’ve got a variety of planets to look for this week, plus we learn about a new infrared search of outer space, and how it relates to a mysterious plant as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Jupiter at sunset, Venus in the early morning hours and we learn about a proposed mission to a distant moon as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got several great planet-viewing opportunities, the moon enters its first quarter phase and we learn about a huge planetary discovering from Kepler space telescope as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus for viewing, the ISS passes over the islands and we learn about weather on Mars as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

Below, see material shot in August 2011 displaying warm-season weather on Mars. Scientists think it could demonstrate evidence of salty liquid water still active on the planet today:

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We’ve got Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to look for; the Hubble Space Telescope passes overhead; and we learn about the Air Force’s latest secret space plane project as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

See an artist design of the XS-1, DARPA's experimental proposed unmanned hypersonic space plane:

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We’ve got Jupiter in the east, a nearly full moon, and Mars among viewing opportunities, plus we hear about and see new images from Saturn, as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

Here are some of the stunning new images of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft:

See more images here.

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We’ve got Jupiter, Mars and Saturn to look for, plus this week we learn about new discoveries relating to a Brown Dwarf as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for today’s Stargazer report.

See the Keck Observatory Brown Dwarf image and learn more here.

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We’ve got Jupiter, Orion the Hunter, Mars and Saturn to look for and we’ll learn about the discovery of a supernova as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Jupiter, Orion the Hunter, Saturn and a Martian anniversary to celebrate as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Mars and Jupiter for easy evening viewing, Saturn in the early morning hours and we learn about some exciting new equipment up at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Gemini Planet Imager’s first light image of Beta Pictoris b, a planet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris:

See more images and learn about the Gemini Planet Imager.

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It’s time for Stargazer -- We’ve got Jupiter in the early hours, great views of constellations and the Milky Way galaxy, and a special photo from Mars to share as HPR's Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s report.

Mars panorama from December 2013:

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We’ve got Venus and Jupiter in the earlier part of the evening, with Mars and Jupiter in the late night hours, plus another meteor shower – and this is a pretty unusual one, too -- as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got several planets to look for, the International Space Station cruises by and we take a holiday-time trip to the Mauna Kea Summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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In this week's  Stargazer, we’ve got Venus, Jupiter and Saturn to look for plus the full moon, winter solstice, another meteor shower and we learn about a new black hole discovery from the Mauna Kea summit as HPR's Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s report.

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We’ve got Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars to look for,  another meteor shower is in store, a Chinese space-station cruises past and we’ll learn about a gamma ray burst as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Venus and Jupiter in the evening, Saturn comes up in the early morning and we’ll hear about a six-tailed comet as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Jupiter not long after sunset, plus constellations Taurus the Bull and Orion the Hunter among things to look for as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Venus at sunset, Jupiter coming up a little later, plus we’ll hear about work on the discovery of a planet recently at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Orion the Hunter, Jupiter and Mars, the full moon, plus we get an update on Comet ISON as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got Venus at sunset, another meteor shower is in store and we’ll hear about the discovery of a rogue planet as HPR's Dave Lawrence welcomes our new weekly guest for Stargazer, Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.

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We’ve got the new moon, Mercury at sunset, Jupiter rises before midnight and we have a farewell as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got the last quarter moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn at sunset, and our third meteor shower of the month as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got the full moon, a trio of planets at sunset, plus a comet is whizzing by as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got the first quarter moon, another meteor shower and the International Space Station cruises by as HPR's Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got the new moon, there’s another meteor shower, and the Hubble Space Telescope makes an appearance as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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