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Check out our guest blog by a SETI scientist, with the answers to your questions about the search for extraterrestrial life. Read more >>>. After more than a decade circling Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft dissolved in the gas giant's atmosphere September 15. Read more >>>. Let Celestron and Astronomy help you find your ideal first or next telescope in this free digital supplement. Get it here...
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Vixen has introduced a remarkable looking 7-element ocular that yields an expansive 83° apparent field. Yet the optical somersaults entailed in doing so are achieved without harm to the final image, yielding a stellar field with sharp edge-to-edge field definition with no vignetting – even on instruments of low focal ratio, says reviewer Steve Ringwood. Now that scientists have confirmed the...
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The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens. Putting your telescope on an equatorial mount allows you to follow stars as they...
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SkyNews, the magazine of astronomy and stargazing, is your guide to observing the night sky. On our website you can find out what's up in the sky this week and a collection of resources for amateur astronomers. This is your second home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and...
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From the precipice of “Perseverance Valley” NASA’s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of an ancient Martian gully – that’s simultaneously visually and scientifically “tantalizing” – on an expedition to discern ‘How was it carved?’; by water or other...
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We are introducing two new regular features in the Spring issue: “Adventures in ATM” and “Milky Way Chronicles”. The former article includes notes from Andre Hiejkoop’s ATM journal. The latter will preview one of David Lane’s stunning Milky Way panoramas along with the “story behind the picture” and some tips to help you improve your own “nightscape” creations. This issue includes a second...
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Get the latest space exploration, innovation and astronomy news. Space.com celebrates humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Foreign Titles Seem to Settle Debate, Add Insight About Film. This Company Is Poised to Generate Satellite Images of the Entire Earth — Every Day. SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a...
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Edited by Tracie Heywood This guide describes the meteor shower prospects for the major meteor showers and a number of minor meteor showers during the interval from 2017 February to 2018 August. It is compiled with visual observers in mind, but should also be useful for imagers and radio observers. Supernova AT 2017EAW in NGC 6946 was discovered by Patrick Wiggins,Tooele, UT, USA, at 12.8 mag...
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Download the latest issue of Practical Astronomy Magazine. Our mission is to help amateurs actually do astronomy, whether it's observing, imaging, visiting events or getting involved with astronomical societies and also sharing their experiences by contributing articles and images. Continue.. This site uses cookies. By using this site without changing your browser cookie settings, you are...
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First Light is a new kind of astronomy magazine, fully digital and interactive. It is designed for tablets and smartphones, but you can also read it with a computer. Have a look! Twenty years after their discoveries, astronomers are more convinced than ever: exoplanets are plentiful in our galaxy. Giants or midgets, torrid or frozen, denser than lead or lighter than water, what are they like?...
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With each issue, Telescope focuses on one inspiring story and provides additional content and articles built uniquely around learning more about the world of the featured inspiring person from all different angles and perspectives. Through interactive storytelling, the mag explores the world of artists, activists, adventurers, innovators, athletes and ordinary individuals who’ve faced...
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On a chilly February evening in 1889 in San Francisco, astronomers from Lick Observatory and members of the Pacific Coast Amateur Photographic Association — fresh from viewing the New Year’s Day total solar eclipse north of the City — met to share pictures and experiences. Edward Holden, Lick’s first director, complimented the amateurs on their service to science, and proposed to continue the...
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Keep up-to-date with all the latest space and astronomy news from around the world with the Night Sky Observer. Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover. Rosetta, which continues its scientific investigations at the comet until September before its own...
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We've members of all ages and with different levels of experience. But we're especially focused on helping the beginner. So don't feel intimidated or worry that it's all over your head. We aim to make stargazing fun! Take a look round our site for inspiration about how the SPA can help YOU with your own astronomy. Don't just take our word for it. See what's in the March-April 2016 edition of...
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Cancer (“crab”) is a zodiac constellations, meaning it lies within the ecliptic path that the Sun, Moon and planets travels in the sky each year. It is arguably. The night sky may seem like a random and chaotic array of stars, but by using Orion and Ursa Major as reference points, we are able to quickly build up knowledge and locate some of the 88 Constellations found in the celestial heavens....
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If you're an advanced star gazing enthusiast or would like to learn more about getting into the hobby, you need to subscribe to Astronomy Technology Today! We are the only magazine in the world dedicated entirely to telescopes and related equipment. As a subscriber you can view every back issue online, which means that you'll have access to over 400 reviews, how to articles, new product...
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The total lunar eclipse was going to occur from about 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday morning. My alarm was set for 6:00, like usual, and the forecast was for perfectly clear skies. I was awake fifteen minutes before my alarm but patiently waited until six o’clock, because the only upstairs windows that face west where the eclipsed Moon was setting are in my children’s bedrooms. I was not awake...
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The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations to the Society are tax deductible. Your donation helps to keep star parties free to the public, aids in the development of new programs, and provides equipment used at the star parties. The Society began it's 57th year in operation in 2016. This year marks 52years of Worley Observatory serving...
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AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) September 7, 2005 - – True Software program, Inc., providers of REALbasic, cross platform that truly performs, announced right now that Dr. Thomas A. Moore, author of a college curriculum and textbook series, “Six Concepts That Shaped Physics,” is using REALbasic to construct computer software to accompany the curriculum. Dr. Moore’s story is featured in a new case study at...
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The decision will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the probe’s orbital period to 14 days. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Elusive planets may be lurking around the...
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