When we think about access, we may think of ramps or other physical accomodations – but what more can we do to ensure that astronomy is truly accessible to everyone in our community? This Astro2020 white paper delves into what’s not working, and what we can do to improve.
Earlier this year, JAXA landed a spacecraft on an asteroid — one that can hopefully tell us about the solar system’s past, and how life on Earth came to be.
To understand planet formation, we need to observe newborn planets that are in their earlier stages of development. This is exactly what was discovered around PDS 70 – the first young, forming planet around a protostar of this age. Read more to learn about what we saw, and how we got that data!
Dr. Philip Scherrer has studied our nearest star for over 50 years. In his talk at #AAS234, he’ll tell us about what he’s learned — both about the Sun, and about being a scientist!