Tag: space telescope

Baltimore Space Telescope Hosts Star Party Tomorrow



Ever wanted to get up close and personal with the stars? No, not those stars — I mean Betelgeuse and Rigel and Sirius. Those are some of the most notable stars in our night sky, and you’ll get a chance to see them in all their magnified glory at tomorrow night’s star party, hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Baltimore Astronomers Know When and How the World Is Going to End


When the Andromeda galaxy collides with our own, beloved Milky Way, there will be a period of, shall we say, readjustment. “It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy,” NASA scientists working with Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute predicted this week. “The Milky Way has had a lot of small mergers, but this indeed will be unprecedented,” Johns Hopkins astronomer Rosemary Wyse explains. And this isn’t a what-if situation; the NASA crew is throwing around phrases like “predict with certainty,” which they don’t do lightly.

The Webb Space Telescope is in Baltimore, Making the Hubble Weep With Shame


Some facts:

  • The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched into space.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope will make the Hubble Telescope feel puny and washed-up and fundamentally inadequate.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest space telescope ever built.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope is on a deep-space mission. And that deep-space mission involves “look[ing] back in time more than 13 billion years to help us understand the formation of galaxies, stars and planets.”
  • The James Webb Space telescope is currently in construction, but you can see a life-size model at the Maryland Science Center through October 26. Experts will be standing around, happy to answer all your deep-space questions. For free!