Latest Infrared astronomy Stories
COLUMBIA, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters attending a recent Media Day event for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) were given not only an introduction to the innovative high-flying observatory but were also briefed on the telescope's exciting, upcoming "First Light" missions.
A NASA Boeing 747 carrying a German-made infrared telescope is ready to scan the skies for the first time.
Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds, yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.
SOFIA will observe the universe while gliding through the stratosphere at 45,000 feet. When it begins operations next year, it will be the world's biggest, most advanced airborne observatory.
NASA has awarded a contract modification to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P., of Waco, Texas, for further developmental engineering in support of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy mission, known as SOFIA.
COLUMBIA, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that Dr. Eric Becklin has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Academy). One of the world's foremost infrared astronomers, Dr.
A new astronomical camera has begun operations on the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii. WFCAM has the largest field of view of any astronomical infrared camera in the world. In a single exposure it can image an area of the sky equal to that of the full moon.
Mauna Kea Observatories -- Hawaii is Earth's connecting point to the rest of the Universe. The summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. The combined light-gathering power of the telescopes on Mauna Kea is fifteen times greater than that of the Palomar telescope in California -- for many years the world's largest -- and sixty times greater than that of the Hubble Space...
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