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Join TravelQuest International with Astronomy and Discover magazines on one of three great tour options surrounding this celestial spectacle View the brochure ». Astronomy's Senior Editor Michael Bakich covers 25 important things to think about for this summer's total solar eclipse. Read more>>>. The Event Horizon Telescope will peer into the space immediately surrounding our galaxy's...
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Sky & Tel covers the latest night-sky events, astronomy news, astrophotography and observing tips. Also browse our video & podcast guides to tonight's sky. Any time you’re viewing a partially eclipsed Sun, you need to protect your eyes. These ISO and CE certified eclipse-viewing glasses filter out 100% of harmful ultraviolet and infrared. Get your pack of 25 viewers today and make sure...
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Explanation: Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the...
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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...
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Steve Ringwood appraises the Orion Funscope Astro Dazzle, an eye-catching 4½-inch (114-mm) f/4.4 Newtonian reflector on a tabletop Dobsonian mount designed for beginners. The pre-assembled instrument possesses an inherent simplicity that will not challenge, with an aperture that brings a wealth...
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The solar system is made of the eight planets that orbit our sun it is also made of asteroids, moons, comets and lots, lots more. The sun has such powerful gravity it tries to pull the planets towards it. While the planets try to fly away in the end they are kind of in the middle floating around the sun. They are 140 moons that orbit the eight planets in the solar system. The moons don’t...
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From the southern regions of the U.S., Omega Centauri peeks into view low in the south late tonight. It looks like a fuzzy patch of light, but it’s really a cluster of more than a million stars packed into a tight ball only about 150 light-years across. It’s 17,000 light-years away. In May/June, we bring you our special Summer Reading Issue, in which we recommend new books. We’ve got...
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Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) is an international journal which publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. Intermediate results - L. Evidence of spatial variation of the polarized thermal dust spectral energy distribution and implications for CMB. (2) HST image of the gravitational wave recoiling QSO 3C186 (Chiaberge, M., et al., 2017, A&A, 600, A57). (3) The Draco Nebula:...
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This website is about Physics, Astronomy, Science, Astrophysics, Quantum Mechanics, technology, Science News, Space and Space Exploration. Researcher Reveals 'Bubble of Spacetime' --"A 'Time Machine' That Moves Greater Than Speed of Light Allowing It to Travel Back and Forward in Time". Juno flew by Jupiter in March of 2017 skimming 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops...
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The planets Mars and Saturn are very close together throughtout much of 2016. Both of these planets are currently retrograding, which means they appear to be moving backwards through the constellations. The Full Moon swings through this scene this week, and this is therefore a great time to learn to identify these planets, and also the conspicuous constellation of Scorpius. VENUS, MARS AND THE...
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Astronomers using the SOAR telescope at CTIO have discovered a spectacular extended jet from a young brown dwarf. While young stars are known to launch jets that extend over a light year or more, this is the first such jet from a brown dwarf. The discovery, made by a team that includes NOAO astronomers Cesar Briceno and Steve Heathcote, lends new insight into how substellar objects form. Read...
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Your guide to amateur astronomy - planets, constellations, telescopes and more. Go Astronomy is your amateur astronomy guide... from apo telescopes to zodiac constellations. Amateur Astronomy Guide: Telescopes, Astrophotography, Planets, Constellations & More.
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Distributed Telescope System (DTS) - DTS is a project to deploy a net of 27 autonomous telescopes that will be placed from Greeneland down to Antarctica. Aberrator - Freeware software program that helps determine the quality of your telescope optics with classic star testing plus much more. Linux Astronomy HOWTO - One of the many HOWTO documents for Linux with emphasis on the use of Linux in...
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Astronomy Camp is not solely about astronomy and what's up in the sky; it is a unique investigation into both science and engineering sponsored by the Travel program of The University of Arizona's Alumni Association. This "science camp" is available internationally to both teenagers and adults. Our camps emphasize a hands-on learning approach and activities are driven by student involvement and...
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Welcome, come in to the 507th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories! Elizabeth Turtle , a researcher at NASA’s JHUAPL, reveals the latest details of “the Dragonfly” – a proposal...
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Seattle Astronomy covers space and astronomy news from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The key piece of documentation for the hunt is the solar system passport. The passport includes information about the project and interesting facts about the Sun and each planet. Most importantly, it gives the coordinates of each of these objects. Go to Bainbridge Island, plug the coordinates into a GPS...
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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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There are regular volcanoes, and then there are the supervolcanoes. Massive calderas of hot magma of incomprehensible size. Bad news, these things explode randomly and catastrophically. Worse news, there are a bunch around the Earth. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 1:30 pm Pacific / 4:30 pm Eastern / 21:30 PM UTC (9:30 […]. We’ve talked about animals traveling to space in the...
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A site about backyard-astronomy or amateur astronomy with data about telescopes, binoculars, astronomy books, astronomy software, observing logs, observing lists, astronomy links, the deepsky, deepsky sketches, logs and observing lists. Backyard-astro.com uses frames.
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Resources and Tutorials for Amateur Astronomers. CG-5 mount improvements. Barn door tracker. SAA 100 Deep Sky List. Constellation portraits. Animated equatorial mount tutorial. Homemade eyepieces. Comet Hale-Bopp. Millennium Rant. Got a new telescope? Thinking of buying one? Don't know what your next step should be? Check out Astronomy Boy's guide to getting started in astronomy, including...
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