Astronomy Photographer of the Year : Exhibitions : Visit Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year The Royal Observatory has partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Order yours now from our shop. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here.
The 100 Best Movies of the Decade EmailEmail We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie. It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was. On January 1st, 2000, Disney released FANTASIA 2000. On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, THE WHITE RIBBON is set to bow. Our Daily Bread Back in the 1930s, my childhood home was loving and happy, but my parents were often away. On those occasions, the center of warmth in our home was the kitchen and our tiny, joyous housekeeper named Annie. I spent many hours with Annie, sitting at our kitchen table reading books or playing with toys and listening to her sing and hum spirituals and hymns. From her heart sprang a continual flow of wisdom, cheerfulness, and song.
Theory of everything A theory of everything (ToE) or final theory, ultimate theory, or master theory is a hypothetical single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe.:6 Finding a ToE is one of the major unsolved problems in physics. Over the past few centuries, two theoretical frameworks have been developed that, as a whole, most closely resemble a ToE. The two theories upon which all modern physics rests are general relativity (GR) and quantum field theory (QFT). GR is a theoretical framework that only focuses on the force of gravity for understanding the universe in regions of both large-scale and high-mass: stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, etc.
11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight fades away. However, with the setting of the sun and the onset of night comes a great opportunity to try some different photographic techniques and to see and make images of our surroundings in a different ‘light’. These 11 tips, given in no particular order, will help you on your way to making some stunning night landscape images. Balanced rock milkyway photo by Rusty Parkhurst
An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star The quest for Earth-like planets is a major focus of current exoplanet research. Although planets that are Earth-sized and smaller have been detected, these planets reside in orbits that are too close to their host star to allow liquid water on their surfaces. We present the detection of Kepler-186f, a 1.11 ± 0.14 Earth-radius planet that is the outermost of five planets, all roughly Earth-sized, that transit a 0.47 ± 0.05 solar-radius star.
The 12 most beautiful lakes in the world These 12 lakes go to all the right extremes — highest, deepest, clearest — and showcase nature at its most spectacular. Soak up the views from a boat, a cable car, a trailhead, or a castle tower. Crater Lake, United StatesThousands of years ago, the top of a 12,000-foot-high volcano in the Cascade Range exploded. The massive pit left behind became known as Crater Lake, the centerpiece of a national park in southern Oregon that displays nature at its rawest and most powerful. Forests of towering evergreens and 2,000-foot-high cliffs surround the lake, where extraordinarily deep waters — at 1,943 feet, it's the deepest lake in the United States — yield an intense sapphire-blue hue. If winter hiking and cross-country skiing aren't your thing, wait until early July to visit, when the roads have been plowed and the trails cleared.
Tozer Devotional Sun, October 16, 2011 Working Out What God Works In You The Holy Spirit in this passage is saying two things: God works in you to will, but you are to work with God in working it out.