Hubble Space Telescope

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Remembering the Day Hubble Was Launched

    Mark Carreau covered NASA for the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years. He started on the day the Challenger exploded - the editor told everyone on the metro desk to write a NASA story - and he stayed on the beat until he was laid off from the Chron a few years ago. Until then, he watched launc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    There Could be a Supernova in the Sky, NASA Says

    While pottering around the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope recently clicked a photo of a dying star. The image sent back to Earth looks like a giant lidless eye peering back at the telescope, as described in unexpectedly poetic terms in a NASA release. At the center of the nebula is a giant sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Modernist Cuisine: Volume 2 : To Sous Vide or Not to Sous Vide

    A revolution is underway in the art of cooking. Just as French Impressionists upended centuries of tradition, Modern cuisine has in recent years blown through the boundaries of the culinary arts. Borrowing techniques from the laboratory, pioneering chefs at world-renowned restaurants such as elBul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Molecular Gastronomy and More: Modernist Cuisine, Volume 1

    Modernist Cuisine is not your grandmother's Joy of Cooking. It establishes a new language by which chefs can communicate the complexities of their intellectual work. Authors Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet have produced a beautiful and fascinating cookbook that explores the possibili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Space Beer: Coming Soon to a Galaxy Near You

    crunchgear.comTo travel in space while drinking a beer. Another American dream realized.​STEP 1: Design a spacecraft fit for commercial space flight. Check. STEP 2: Build a fleet of such vehicles; brand yourself as the means for the common (extremely wealthy) man to see the universe. Check. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Space Shuttle Discovery: Five Notable Missions, For Better Or Worse

    Godspeed, Discovery‚ÄčThe space shuttle Discovery headed to the pad yesterday for its last trip into space.The 26-year-old craft has seen a lot in its career, some good, some bad, some odd. Here are five highlights:5. Being used as an old-folks' tour busIn 1998 Discovery took John Glenn up to space ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    Sidewalk Astronomy

    Twinkle, twinkle...oh hell, that was just another plane

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Look! It's Jesus! In Everything From Kit Kats To Cheetos To Toast

    Harry and Sandra Choron, both with long-term experience in the publishing business, have released their latest book, Look! It's Jesus!. You can tell from the cover (a slice of toast with an image of Jesus burned on to it) that the Choron's approached the project with a mix of awe and a sense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Last Call: "Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas," "Leandra DiBuelna" and"Unseen and Rediscovered"

    There are three art exhibits vying for your attention this weekend, and each of them is worth a visit. First is "Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, which closes November 1. A University of Houston graduate, Villegas is living in Brooklyn while he attends grad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Keith Carter: "Unseen & Rediscovered"

    I get by with a little help from...the Hubble Space Telescope

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Satellite Collison Might've Screwed the Hubble Too

    Remember when those two satellites crashed into each other? Really? It was just last week. Anyway, Nature is reporting that the debris caused by the collision could have far-reaching consequences for science missions, in particular for the Hubble telescope (which up to this point has never had any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Tell NASA Where You Want Hubble to Point

    Hot on the heels of a new report from the Baker Institute suggesting NASA concentrate on improving conditions here on Earth and postpone all this "outer space" foolishness, NASA has come up with yet another neat little thing to help reignite enthusiasm for what it does. We say "yet another" in refe ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 4, 2003

    A Worlds View

    Artist Russell Crotty puts a face on infinity in his sketches of the universe

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Crash Course on Cuba

    A one-night film fest at the Shrine bookstore

  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • News

    March 6, 1997