Slooh Community News
November 26, 2014
Will Gater, astronomy journalist and astrophotographer, debuted on Slooh during our coverage of the incredible comet landing success story of Philae and Rosetta. If you are looking for more of Will, you are in luck, because he will be making an appearance on air for many future shows. Stay tuned!
October 19, 2014
Dr. Nick Schneider, the MAVEN Remote Sensing Team Lead, will come on Slooh's broadcast of Siding Spring's close approach to Mars to talk about our big, red, planetary neighbor.
October 06, 2014
Our Total Lunar Eclipse show on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 was chock full of special guests! This included Deborah Byrd from earthsky.org, who talked with us about the unique visuals this eclipse had in store for us based on the Moon's particular position in the night sky that time around. ttt
August 27, 2014
Lieutenant Colonel Lindley Johnson joined Geoff Fox and Bob Berman on Slooh to discuss the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 CU11. As Near Earth Object Programs Executive at NASA, our special guest had some spectacular insights and stories to share.
August 25, 2014
Alan Cummings, Voyager specialist, joined Slooh astronomer Bob Berman on Slooh's Voyager 1 interstellar anniversary special for a grand discussion of the Voyager 1 spacecraft's fantastic achievements and nail-biting adventures throughout history.
August 11, 2014
Darlene Cavalier's debut appearance with Slooh was on our Mega-Moon show. She is the founder of Science Cheerleaders, and had a great discussion with Bob Berman about science outreach and that great big Moon in our night sky.
July 18, 2014
Slooh celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. We watched the moon rise in Dubai via our live stream as special guests science journalist Andy Chaikin and documentarian Duncan Copp shared their stories.
June 27, 2014
Slooh tracked massive and newly discovered potentially hazardous asteroid 2014 HQ124 zipping by Earth on June 5th. Neil Cavuto from Fox Business did a segment on The Beast (named by Slooh) to highlight the risks of near-Earth Asteroids.
May 23, 2014
Slooh and NASA announce the signing of a Space Act Agreement to engage the public in astronomy. NASA is partnering with SLOOH to engage citizen scientists in the effort to track and characterize near-Earth asteroids. NASA also plans to partner with SLOOH on live astronomy events, starting with coverage of Comet 209P/LINEAR on Friday, May 23rd
May 13, 2014
Geoff Fox is the newest member of our broadcast team. He was an award-winning meteorologist and science reporter in Connecticut before moving to sunny southern California. Now, he will share his broadcasting experience and enthusiasm for astronomy with the Slooh Community. He made his debut as the host of the annular solar eclipse on April 28th.
April 24, 2014
Dr. Green is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics and studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. In particular, looking at immense magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System.
Learn more about Dr. Lucie Green
April 15, 2014
Timothy Ferris, the renowned science writer, brought his extensive experience and knowledge to Slooh when he appeared as the guest expert on the coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15. Ferris has written dozens of books including "Coming of Age in the Milky Way". He is currently an emeritus professor at UC - Berkeley.
Learn more about Timothy Ferris’ Work
March 28, 2014
If you are curious about the night sky, join the world's largest fellowship of citizen astronomers, active since 2003 in command of Slooh's observatories to image 40,000+ objects in the night sky and collaborate in research, discovery, promulgation and inspiration.
March 19, 2014
"This is so cool! I don't believe I have seen any satellites in HM (High Magnification view) that were put there on purpose. I know talk has gone on here, in the past, about how to go about tracking them and how accurate you need to be to catch it in the HM....pretty awesome if you ask me!"
Slooh Member Christina Feliciano
February 27, 2014
With solar activity heating up, the Northern Lights have recently become spectacular to see from places beneath the "auroral oval" centered on the north magnetic pole. During this unique viewing window, Slooh astronomer Bob Berman and key telescope partner Matt Francis traveled to central Alaska to capture the majesty of this incredible event.
February 20, 2014
Hast thou seen the white asteroid, the length of 10 whaling vessels, not spied in some 14 years, whose orbit has now been lost, goes by the name Moby Dick? Find it for us, for all of humanity, and it'll be a dram of rum for you and your brethren, and a suitable frame of your accomplishment on this page for a year.
February 17, 2014
A bitter storm hit the Canary Islands on Monday, February 17. The storm covered Mt. Teide, the site of Slooh's flagship observatory, in snow and ice leaving the domes frozen shut. After the storm passed, Paul Cox, Slooh's Observatory Director, spent hours digging the domes out of the snow to prepare the telescopes for clear nights of stargazing.