astronomy http://kcur.org en To The Stars From KC http://kcur.org/post/stars-kc <p></p><p>There are plenty of spots to stargaze in Kansas City, and you never know what celestial bodies you might find-- even the Andromeda galaxy.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:18:40 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Randy Mason 40623 at http://kcur.org To The Stars From KC City Lights Vs. The Night Sky http://kcur.org/post/city-lights-vs-night-sky <p>Ever look up in the sky and wondered why you can’t always see the stars?</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:36:47 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Randy Mason 40622 at http://kcur.org City Lights Vs. The Night Sky Stargazing in KC http://kcur.org/post/stargazing-kc <p>Looking up at the sky is something we do everyday; maybe to check the weather, see if the sun is poking out and you need a jacket, and for some, to discover more about the universe we live in.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:36:40 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 33466 at http://kcur.org Stargazing in KC Kansas Man Finds Potentially Hazardous Asteroid http://kcur.org/post/kansas-man-finds-potentially-hazardous-asteroid <p></p><p>An eastern Kansas man who built his own telescope and operates it from a shed in his back yard has discovered a previously unknown and potentially hazardous asteroid.</p><p>Gary Hug lives near Scranton. He was trying to help plot the orbit of a known Near Earth Object when he noticed something Sunday night that appeared to be moving too slow to be a satellite, but too fast to be a main belt asteroid.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:44:20 +0000 Bryan Thompson 30144 at http://kcur.org Kansas Man Finds Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Celestial Happenings: Your Venus Transit Questions Answered http://kcur.org/post/celestial-happenings-your-venus-transit-questions-answered <p>If you missed the Venus transit Tuesday afternoon, we have bad news: you&rsquo;re not going to have another chance to see it.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:42:55 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18841 at http://kcur.org Celestial Happenings: Your Venus Transit Questions Answered Transit Of Venus: A Once In A Lifetime Event http://kcur.org/post/transit-venus-once-lifetime-event <p>A rare astronomical event will be visible over the skies of Kansas City at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 5&mdash;the transit of Venus.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s when Venus, from our viewpoint, will pass across the sun.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:56:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 18772 at http://kcur.org Transit Of Venus: A Once In A Lifetime Event Spacecraft's Wild Ride To Mercury Yields Surprises http://kcur.org/post/messenger-probe-sends-back-new-data-mercury There's a small spacecraft called Messenger that's been orbiting the planet Mercury for a year. Today, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, astronomers revealed what they've learned about the innermost planet in our solar system, and some of the new knowledge is puzzling.<p>Maria Zuber, a planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studied a large crater 900 miles across called Caloris.<p>"The northern half of Caloris has actually been uplifted so that it's actually higher than its rim," she says. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:09:00 +0000 Joe Palca 14616 at http://kcur.org Spacecraft's Wild Ride To Mercury Yields Surprises