Star-Gazing


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Blood has things dissolved in it, which raises its boiling point, but even with that, at a body temperature of 37 Celsius blood would boil in a vacuum. Our closest stellar neighbor provides us with many astrophysical mysteries, but, for all this, it also provides us with numerous opportunities for discovery. Informal educational resources are offered as well. Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered for these events!! We will have a few 10" telescopes for you to look at Jupiter and its moons,...

Worlds in collision


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Walker II Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an African American in astronomy and for actively promoting diversity in science. This theory has been abandoned by most astronomers in favor of the big bang theory. The primary mirror weighs 700 lbs, and the total scope weighs 5500 lbs (not including the massive 6 story pier that it sits on that is separate from the building!) The largest refractor riding as an outrigger scope is an 8" APM. Below is a description of the events that the SDAA will be participating in or sponsoring.

How to Make a Spaceship: A band of renegades, an ...


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This SKYTRACK - A diary of astronomical events is specially compiled by Dr. There are many to choose from, at a range of prices. Braun, research meteorologist, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This link lets you browse the group via Deja.com. The preview file is a full pdf version of the powerpoint so that you can see all questions and answers to determine if this game will fit your needs. We will help participants find celestial bodies in our skies!

Standard Handbook for Telescope Making



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Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. Although the winter solstice is the shortest day, the earliest sunset occurred on about December 2, and the latest sunrise will occur January 10. The Ring Nebula (M57) is a colorful circle of gas formed when the outer layer of a star expanded into space after it had run out of gaseous fuel to burn. Whether you're a stargazer who can only point out the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, or whether you much prefer calling it Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the following 10 mobile apps can help you in your stargazing pursuits.

Founder of Modern Astronomy: From Hipparchus to Hawking


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Their speeds (as determined from the redshifted wavelengths in their spectra) are generally proportional to their distances. As aeronautics is the science of regular atmospheric flight, astronautics is the science of space and rocket flight. The Experimental Albertan #1 (Ex-Alta 1) is the pioneer cube satellite from the AlbertaSat team at the University of Alberta and will be the first built-in-Alberta satellite.

The 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope: A Practical


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Over one hundred people — about 1/3 alumni, 1/3 current Wesleyan staff and students, … Continue reading → See Mae Jemison Give the Sturm Lecture on April 19th at 8pm! Bok globule is small interstellar clouds of very cold gas and dust that are thick. Have students look at their evening sky maps, which should be set for a recent date and 7 pm. By using this application you can calculate sunrise, sunset, twilights, golden hours, length of the day, the path of the sun and moon, moonrise & moonset times and more for any date, anywhere in the world and that’s reason really like this application and its recommended.

The Celestial River



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Don’t use a flashlight unless it has a deep red filter over it so astronomers will not lose their night vision. How many strange worlds are out there on other planets, orbiting other stars, and what are they like? Please call as soon as possible to secure your place as workshops may be cancelled if there are less than 6 children booked. The usual Friday Observatory session manned by TASOS was also conducted at the same time. The Little Dog Star, Procyon, rises with Sirius and is level with Orion’s shoulder as they swing towards the south.

Constellation Guidebook


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This number will be your average number of visible stars in that area. South in Gulfport on the third Saturday and first Friday of the month (weather permitting), from October through June. There are also a number of sites where you can enjoy some stunning pictures from the Hubble including http://heritage.stsci.edu/ and http://www.stsci.edu/ftp/science/hdf/hdf.html. Using this data the AMS can accurately triangulate fireball meteors and plot their orbits to determine their celestial origins.

Space Views from the Hubble Telescope 2009 Wall Calendar


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You are browsing through zazzle's astronomy gifts section where you can find many styles, sizes, and colors of customizable astronomy shirts, mugs, posters, bumper stickers, and other products. May also include funding opportunities for exchange programs or other professional development. During Obama’s coming trip, the two presidents probably will meet in Singapore, Obama’s second stop. This extremely rare event of the Transit of Venus will be entirely visible throughout most of eastern Asia, eastern Australia, and Alaska.

Sun As a Star: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool:



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During the Transit of Venus, Albert Lim and PS Ang jointly took photos of the Transit from midway after the clouds cleared till the final 4th contact. In his model, the sun and moon were further away than the stars, and eclipses were accounted for by these holes becoming blocked. Lowell Observatory was where Pluto was discovered, and is a National Registered Historic Landmark. You will be able to see craters on the Moon, and deep sky objects such as planetary nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies,.

Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures