astronomy http://kuer.org en Clear Utah Skies Welcome the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse http://kuer.org/post/clear-utah-skies-welcome-blood-moon-eclipse <p>Last night many Utahns&nbsp;stayed up until the early morning hours to witness a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" because of the distinct orange-redish color that the moon becomes during totality. This is the first of four lunar eclipses that will take place about every six months for the next year and a half.</p><p>Check out some of the pictures and a timelapse made by KUER Reporter Brian Grimmett.</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6dQkEqHLYnM" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:09:30 +0000 Brian Grimmett 44884 at http://kuer.org Clear Utah Skies Welcome the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 5, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-december-5-2012 <p>Astronomers at the University of Utah are looking for people to help identify distant stars, Utah’s Attorney General leads a delegation to Washington D.C. to discuss immigration reform, and Governor Herbert meets President Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff.<br><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70107600&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:33:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21944 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 5, 2012 Sky Survey Tells Story of Expanding Universe http://kuer.org/post/sky-survey-tells-story-expanding-universe <p></p><p>Early in the history of the universe -- about three billion years after the Big Bang -- the expansion of the universe was slowing down. &nbsp;Today, it's speeding up at a faster and faster pace. University of Utah astronomer Kyle Dawson is part of a group that's been studying the early universe by looking at how light from quasars affected hydrogen atoms in interstellar space. &nbsp;The project is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which Dawson says gives them the very sophisticated tools to look at lots of objects in the far reaches of space.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:39:31 +0000 Dan Bammes 20984 at http://kuer.org Sky Survey Tells Story of Expanding Universe Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 Years http://kuer.org/post/transit-venus-wont-be-seen-again-105-years <p>University of Utah Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ben Bromley previews the transit of Venus across the sun, an event that won't happen here again until 2117.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:41:52 +0000 Andrea Smardon 10769 at http://kuer.org Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 Years 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Makes an Appearance at Bryce Canyon http://kuer.org/post/ring-fire-eclipse-makes-appearance-bryce-canyon <p><span class="tease"><span>Utah was treated to an annular solar eclipse Sunday night.&nbsp; KUER&#39;s Andrea Smardon went to Bryce Canyon National Park, and sent an audio postcard from Inspiration Point. </span></span></p> Sun, 20 May 2012 16:24:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 10153 at http://kuer.org 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Makes an Appearance at Bryce Canyon Utahns Seek Sweet Spot to View Eclipse http://kuer.org/post/utahns-seek-sweet-spot-view-eclipse <p>Science museum shops in Utah are running out of those special glasses that allow you to look directly at an eclipse. Utahns can expect to see a full or partial eclipse on Sunday evening depending on their location.<br /><br />Utah&#39;s NASA ambassador Patrick Wiggins says he&#39;ll be heading to the tiny town of Kanarraville, just south of Cedar City to view the eclipse.<br /> Thu, 17 May 2012 23:32:31 +0000 Andrea Smardon 8233 at http://kuer.org Utahns Seek Sweet Spot to View Eclipse