37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

 Some very special guests are packing their bags to visit Philadelphia for the 37th Annual Philadelphai Jewish Film Festival And with 35 films set to screen in 12 venues over 12 days in November (the 4th to the 19th -- save
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Constellations And Their Symbols

NASA SciencePlace Some curious symbols ring the outside of the Star Finder. These symbols stand for some of the constellations in the zodiac. What is the zodiac and what is special about these constellations? Imagine a straight line drawn from Earth through the Sun and out into space way beyond our (more...)

Billionaire Yuri Milner Bids Another $100M to Explore Cosmos

VOA News Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, wants to learn more about Alpha Centauri- one of Earth’s closest neighbors; a solar system with three stars. Milner, along with Physicist Stephen Hawking, announced in a news conference on Tuesday a project generic pharmacy (more...)

Chulpan Khamatova And Evgeny Mironov Star In ‘Theatre Of Nations’

PRODUCTION OF STRINDBERG’S MISS JULIE DIRECTED BY THOMAS OSTERMEIER; REZO GABRIADZE RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH RAMONA AT LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL IN JULY Celebrated actors Chulpan Khamatova and Evgeny Mironov return to the New York stage July 27–August 2 when Lincoln Center Festival presents Theatre of Nations’ production of August Strindberg’s poignant (more...)

Space Telescope Sees Shocking Behavior by Speedy Star

Roguish runaway stars can have a big impact on their surroundings as they plunge through the Milky Way. Their high-speed encounters shock the galaxy, creating arcs, as seen in this newly released image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. In this case, the speedster star is known as Kappa (more...)

Chemical Surprise Found in Crab Nebula

Astronomers have discovered a rare chemical pairing in the remains of an exploded star called the Crab Nebula. A gas thought to be a loner has made a “friend,” linking up with a chemical partner to form a molecule. The discovery, made with the European Space (more...)

NASA’s Juno Gives Starship-Like View of Earth Flyby

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on October 9, it received a boost in speed of more than 7.3 kilometers per second, which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. One of Juno’s sensors, (more...)

Coldest Brown Dwarfs Blur Star, Planet Lines

n 2011, astronomers on the hunt for the coldest starlike celestial bodies discovered a new class of such objects using NASA’s WISE Space Telescope. But until now, no one knew exactly how cool the bodies’ surfaces really are. In fact, some evidence suggested they could be at (more...)

Fringe Festival Performers Break The Boundaries Of Contemporary Art

From Fishtown to Fairmount, West Philly to Old City, self-produced Fringe Festival performers break the boundaries of contemporary art, one neighborhood at a time All tickets are now on sale for the 17th annual Fringe Festival (formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe), presented by FringeArts (more...)

Galaxy’s Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash may have preferred this galaxy’s burning ring of fire to the one he sang about falling into in his popular song. The “starburst ring” seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of love, as in the song, but is instead a region of (more...)

“Like a Disco Wonderland for Stars”

NASA says it’s “like a disco wonderland for stars.” The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) galaxy is dazzling in pink and purples in a new view from NASA's Great Observatories. The Small Magellanic Cloud is a small galaxy about 200,000 light-years (more...)

Europe’s Herschel Hunts Massive Stars

In this new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, the Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are born. Herschel is a European Space Agency mission with NASA contributions. W3 is a giant gas cloud containing an enormous stellar nursery, some 6,200 (more...)

Euro-U.S. Space Mapping Reveals Older Universe

A new map of the oldest light searing through space reveals that the universe is older than previously believed — about 100 million years older. The findings come from the Planck Space Observatory, a European Space Agency (ESA) mission, which receives support from NASA and the (more...)

Billions and Billions of Planets

Look up at the night sky and you’ll see stars, sure. But the sky is also filled with planets — billions and billions of them at least. That’s the conclusion of a new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, which provides yet more (more...)

Drama Film “Anna Karenina” Hits Theaters

Focus Fetuares has released an interactive trailer of the big screen adaptation, drama film Anna Karenina  directed by Joe Wright that is adapted from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel. It stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johson. Joe Wright ("Pride and Prejudice") (more...)

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