News, Life in Space, Expanding Frontiers, Improving Daily Life, Protecting the Environment, Benefits for Europe. ESA Activities: Observing the Earth; Human Spaceflight; Launchers; Navigation; Space Science; Space Engineering; Operations & Situational Awareness; Technology; Telecommunications & Integrated Applications; Future Activities.
The Herschel Space Observatory is a space-based telescope that will study the Universe by the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum. It is expected to reveal new information about the earliest, most distant stars and galaxies, as well as those closer to home in space and time. It will also take a unique look at our own solar system. Herschel is the fourth Cornerstone mission in the European Space Agency's Horizon 2000 program. Ten countries, including the United States, are participating in its design and implementation. Herschel was launched in May 2009, and is expected to remain an active observatory for at least three years. Mission, Spacecraft, Instruments, Science, News, Images.
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The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe. Tours, Find Objects, Educator Resources, Dome Projects. Installation of WWT necessary. Microsoft Corporation.
Essential Radio Astronomy (ERA) is a one-semester course intended for astronomy graduate students and advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in astronomy, physics, or engineering. The goal of ERA is fostering the community of researchers using radio astronomy by attracting and training the most talented university students. Available at no cost. Access full course materials.
This gallery contains a collection of astronomical images taken with NRAO instruments, as well as photographs of NRAO telescopes and facilities. Browse through our collection of images, search the gallery for a particular object or image, or access our glossary of radio astronomy terms. Search Galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, Galactic Sources, Solar System, by Telescope, ALMA Project, Historical (telescopes and pioneers).