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Physics research has led to advances in many fields, such as the development of magnetic resonance imaging technology used in medicine. Physicists and astronomers study the fundamental nature of the universe, ranging from the vastness of space to the smallest of subatomic particles. They develop new technologies, methods, and theories based on the results of their research to deepen our understanding of how things work and contribute to innovative, real-world applications. Duties
We put many topics involving near-earth and solar system based phenomena, e.g. meteor show observation, aurora investigation, etc., into the Space Science section. (This is an arbitrary division but is consistent with the HobbySpace emphasis on our solar system.) Note that the Satellite Watching section also includes astronomy related information and links such as tracking programs , utilities and references .
The next Astronomy Day this year is October 20, 2012. Next year's dates are April 20 and October 13, 2013. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe. List of Events for October 2012
February 1, 2013 March 1, 2013 April 5, 2013 May 3, 2013 Highlighted dates indicate that abstracts are on line. Astronomy Open Night Archive During the academic year the Astronomy Program offers a series of lectures by research faculty on various aspects of Astronomy, most commonly on their own research or some topic of public interest. The lectures are held in Lecture Room 001 (ground floor) of the Earth and Space Sciences Building the first Friday of every month at 7:30 pm.
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA Lat. +42.295°, Long. −71.303°, Elev. 32 m The Astronomy Department has a long history of opening up the sky to students. Our academic program is designed to serve both the novice stargazer who wants to explore the workings of the Universe and our place within it, and also majors who will make astronomy a central part of their future lives. (2012 Feb.) Asteroid (165192) 2000 QD 235 has been named (165192) Neugent for Kathryn Neugent '10 with the following citation: “research assistant at Lowell Observatory and computer scientist at the MITRE Corporation, has discovered hundreds of yellow supergiants and Wolf-Rayet stars in nearby galaxies. As an undergraduate she studied Koronis family minor planets and the rings of Saturn.”
Clark Planetarium encourages our visitors to step outside and observe the wonders of the night sky. On ‘Skywatch’ you will find a weekly-updated, brief article on what to look for in the sky, or major astronomical events happening now. You will also find a calendar of eclipses, moon phases, equinox and solstice dates by clicking the ‘Night Sky Calendar’ link at left.
[ edit ] English [ edit ] Pronunciation ( GenAm ) IPA : /əˈstɹɑnəˌmi/ [ edit ] Etymology Old French astronomie , from Latin astronomia , from Ancient Greek ἀστρονομία ( astronomia ) , from ἄστρον ( astron , " star " ) , from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr ( “ star ” ) + νόμος ( nomos , " arranging, regulating " ) , related to νέμω ( nemō , " I deal out " ) .
AstroWeb is a collection of pointers to astronomically relevant Internet resources, maintained by the AstroWeb Consortium . The present pages, based on the data shared by all the sites contributing to AstroWeb, are part of the CDS yellow-page services. What's new: new entries since last week · last month · last three months · Dead URLs . Search: · How to contribute · More about AstroWeb The AstroWeb database currently contains 3090 distinct resource records:
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Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before , but not very many!
NASA's Swift Sizes Up Comet ISON Astronomers have used NASA's Swift satellite to check out comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which may become one of the most dazzling in decades when it rounds the sun later this year. ... > full story Growing Plants on Mars Concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have been forged. Food will have to be grown on location.
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Robert Marcus , H. Jay Melosh , and Gareth Collins Welcome to the Earth Impact Effects Program: an easy-to-use, interactive web site for estimating the regional environmental consequences of an impact on Earth. This program will estimate the ejecta distribution, ground shaking, atmospheric blast wave, and thermal effects of an impact as well as the size of the crater produced. Please enter values in the boxes below to describe your impact event of choice and your distance away. Then click "Calculate Effects" to learn about the environmental consequences.
Have you ever looked up at the night-time sky on a clear night and marveled at the beauty of the stars, or seen pictures of galaxies, nebulae, or planets and wondered what they are, and how we have learned about them?? Or have you been outside and felt the warmth of the Sun and paused, knowing it is the Sun that sustains life on earth? Astronomy – the oldest of the natural sciences. Astronomy is the only science in which you cannot perform experiments directly ; you can’t weigh, touch or smell your subject matter… You can only observe the radiation ( visible light, radio, infra-red) which comes to earth. What Do Astronomers Do? Most astronomers concentrate on a particular question or area of astronomy: for example, planetary science, solar astronomy, the origin or evolution of stars, or the formation of galaxies.