The global Premiere of the award-winning Big Astronomy Planetarium show this Saturday! In just 30 minutes, tour the incredible observatories of Chile and meet some of the dedicated people who bring us big astronomy discoveries. We encourage you to tune into one of four live-streamed 360º showings this Saturday. (These will not be archived, so this is your chance!) https://www.bigastronomy.org/join-us-september-26-big-astronomy-premiere/
Start getting ready for Mars opposition on Oct. 6. Mars continues to get brighter in the late night sky. After the moon passes, Sept. 4-6, train your telescope on the red planet to view its features (unless there is a dust storm). Do forget to observe Jupiter and Saturn while your are at it.
The International Space Station: 20 Continuously Crewed Years of Operation
Did you know that humans have been living in the International Space Station, uninterrupted, for twenty years? On November 2, 2000, Expedition-1 brought the first three permanent crew members to the station, and since then, an entire generation has been born into a world where humans continually live and work in space. Find out more about the International Space Station in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes![ PDF]