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Astronomy Websites. Advanced ASTROLOGAL STUDIES. Astrophotography. Star Size Comparison HD AudioV2. Hundreds of billions of stars are strewn like fairy lights in the dark cosmic ocean of the universe.

100,000 Stars. Light and energy. Saturn. The Solar System: Resources. Advanced ASTROLOGAL STUDIES. Stars and Constellations. THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Astronomy Websites. Astronomy Websites. THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Sistema solar. 100,000 Stars. Saturn. Universe. Space Out And Beyond.

100,000 Stars. Photopic Sky Survey. Planetarium - Interactive star map and virtual sky. Our small world. [VIDEO] Sciences. Windows to the Universe. Google Drones Titan Aerospace. Gaze In Wonder at the Best Astronomy Photographs of the Year. Earth - Your life on earth. Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. The Scale of the Universe 2.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system. Mercury Venus.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

How the Universe Works - Extreme Stars. Star Size Comparison HD. Largest star ever discovered, compared to our Sun. Cosmo.sapien69. Current Night Sky. This month, there will be opportunities to see four planets nearly simultaneously.

Current Night Sky

In order from west to east they are: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. In the same line as these planets, you will be able to see four bright, first-magnitude stars: Pollux, Regulus, Spica, and Antares. Mercury shines brightly after sunset. For those who like to hunt for treasure, May offers nice views of the solar system’s most elusive naked-eye planet.

Mercury shines brightly after sunset

Mercury appears as a pale-yellow dot low in the west-northwest during evening twilight starting at the end of May’s first week and continuing through the end of the month. Although Mercury shines brightly, it can be hard to pick out against the twilight glow. Fortunately, the planet Jupiter serves as a guide. Jupiter shines brighter than any other point of light in the evening sky. Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, May 2014. The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to bright planets, often the moon, and sometimes special events like meteor showers.

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, May 2014

Observing the night sky can be done with no special equipment, although a sky map can be very useful, and a good beginner telescope or binoculars will enhance some experiences and bring some otherwise invisible objects into view. You can also use astronomy accessories to make your observing easier. Below, find out what’s up in the night sky tonight (Planets Visible Now, Moon Phases, Observing Highlights This Month) plus other resources (Skywatching Terms, Night Sky Observing Tips and Further Reading).

The Night Sky This Month. Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts. Eyes On The Sky > Home. Home Page Virtual Telescope Project - Robotic Live Telescopes Online. How to See the Best Meteor Showers of the Year. A Geminid meteor.

How to See the Best Meteor Showers of the Year

Image credit: Jimmy Westlake› Larger image December 31, 2011 Update: Friday Dec. 20, 2013 Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars. Those streaks of light are really caused by tiny specks of comet-stuff hitting Earth's atmosphere at very high speed and disintegrating in flashes of light. Astronomy Simulations and Animations. Geophysical Institute. Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull.

Black holes are places where ordinary gravity has become so extreme that it overwhelms all other forces in the Universe.

Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

Once inside, nothing can escape a black hole's gravity — not even light. Yet we know that black holes exist. We know how they are born, where they occur, and why they exist in different sizes. We even know what would happen if you fell into one. Hubble Deep Field. Khan Academy. Photopic Sky Survey. News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids. The Comet's Tale. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system. 100,000 Stars. Recent Astronomy News & Night Sky Events. Magnetic Reversals. What do we mean by a magnetic reversal or a magnetic 'flip' of the Earth?

Magnetic Reversals

The Earth has a magnetic field, as can be seen by using a magnetic compass. It is mainly generated in the very hot molten core of the planet and has probably existed throughout most of the Earth's lifetime. The magnetic field is largely that of a dipole, by which we mean that it has one North pole and one South pole. At these places, a compass needle will point straight down, or up, respectively. It is often described as being similar in nature to the field of a bar (e.g. fridge) magnet. Kepler’s New Universe. Ontd_startrek: Character Appreciation: James T. Kirk.

Who better to inaugurate our Character Appreciation posts than the one, the only, the sublime...

ontd_startrek: Character Appreciation: James T. Kirk

He drives cars off cliffs! He seduces all the women (and maybe some men)! He kicks angry future Romulan ass! He goes back in time to kidnap whales! He is climbing a mountain (Why is he climbing a mountain?)! Post your Kirk-related stuff here! Results for AStronomy. Results for AStronomy. NOVA. The 100-Year-Old Idea That Could Change Flight Inspired by birds, bats, and the Wright brothers, engineers are building the next breakthrough in aviation.

NOVA

From NOVA Next | Feb 22, 2017 Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD In the largest study of its kind, research shows people with ADHD have smaller brain regions—including the amygdala, which is responsible for regulating emotions. Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts. Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts. New 3-D Map Shows Large Scale Structures in the Universe 9 Billion Years Ago. Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The FastSound project’s 3D map of the large-scale structure of a region in the Universe about 4.7 billion years after the Big Bang. This area covers 2.5 times 3 degrees of the sky, with a radial distance spanning 12-14.5 billion light years in co-moving distance or 8-9.6 billion light years in light travel distance.

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. See what stars, constellations, and cool celestial objects are visible in the sky this month. You can print the chart for use outdoors. How To Use This Chart This chart depicts the evening sky for the times indicated. Monthly Star Chart. Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. Astronomy Simulations and Animations. SkyandTelescope.com.

Podcasts. Animations & Video. Astronomy Education Animation Page. Animations. Animations. Animations. Astronomy Animations Home. The Physics Classroom Multimedia Physics Studio. Earth-Sun Relations. Astronomy 101 Animations. Animations for Astronomy 101 Instructor: Eric Sandquist. Astronomy Simulations and Animations. Zacheis Planetarium Resumes Public Shows. After being closed for almost two months, ASU’s planetarium is ready to resume public shows. The complete schedule for the fall semester will be released in the next week, but here’s the general plan… - Thursday evenings, 7:00 and 7:45.

We will alternate between movies and live presentations each week. Live presentations will sometimes cover astronomy and sometimes earth science, using the new software installed this summer. 2013 List of Planetariums in CO. Eyes On The Sky > Home. JH STAR GAZER HOME PAGE 10.01.12. Star Gazers 1343M Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2013 1 minute version. Astronomy video. Deep Astronomy. Astronomy Videos Index. 125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology. Teaching astronomy and space videos. The resources are built around a series of Teachers TV programmes, aim to support the teaching of astronomy and space to 11-16 year olds.

Produced with generous funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Teachers TV, they are now available to watch through a number of websites, including www.schoolsworld.tv/series/teaching-astronomy-and-space. Within the programmes there are sections to use with students, where astronomers talk about their work in an inspiring and engaging way, as well as guidance and advice on setting up and managing practical activities with students. Eyes On The Sky > Home. The night sky weekly updates videos. Night Sky - Stargazing and Night Sky Watching. JH STAR GAZER HOME PAGE 10.01.12. Fundamentals of Astronomy - Free Astronomy Video Lectures.

One-Minute Astronomer. Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts. Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon. Traditions of the Sun : Ancient Astronomy. Ian Ridpath’s Star Tales - Constellation Mythology. These pages had their origins in my skywatching guides for amateur astronomers. As I came to describe each constellation, I found myself wondering about its origin and the way in which ancient people had personified it in mythology. Mythology of the Seven Sisters (Pleiads) Alcyone or Halcyone - `queen who wards off evil [storms]' - Seduced by Poseidon and gave birth to either Hyrieus (the name of Orion's father, but perhaps not the same Hyrieus) or Anthas, founder of Anthæa, Hyperea, and Halicarnassus.