Franck Marchis

March 27, 2013

Mercury Craters named after world renowned artists, musicians and authors

Adapted from MESSENGER Mission News (March 26, 2013) The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919 — […]
March 19, 2013

Progress on the GPI exoplanet imager integration

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a next generation adaptive optics instrument being built for the Gemini Observatory. This is an ambitious project with the goal of […]
March 5, 2013

Featuring the Women Of Science #WomenOfScience

Today I would like to share with you an idea for the International Women’s day on March 8 2013.  If you work in an institution, university, […]
February 15, 2013

The Russian Meteor and Lessons Learned on Meteor Impacts

Almost 12h after the event, it is time to gather my notes on the Russian meteor event (#RussianMeteor) and my thoughts on this impact and those […]
February 14, 2013

Act now! Save Your Science from Sequestration

An important message  We are asking YOU, the US-based SETI Institute Fans,  our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to help us save science from sequestration. […]
January 29, 2013

Kepler Planet-Hunter is Healthy and Back!

I mentioned in my previous post the detection of an issue on the Kepler spacecraft which pushed the engineering team to put the space telescope in […]
January 17, 2013

Kepler is Sick and Resting: “Mountain View, we have a problem”

“Mountain View, we have a problem…” NASA Kepler Manager at NASA Ames, Mountain View announced today that they interrupted the science operation of the spacecraft, due […]
January 13, 2013

An update on the Siding Spring Observatory

A short followup of my post sent last night with a good news through an official announcement by the Australian National University  posted today. In a […]
January 13, 2013

Siding Spring Observatory is being threatened by a bush fire.

This is definitely not the kind of news that astronomers like reading about… The Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, is currently threatened by […]