background preloader

Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

SpaceWeather Minnesota Astronomical Society Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe. (Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is an image of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax, created using Hubble Space Telescope data from 2003 and 2004. The new full-color XDF image is even more sensitive, and contains about 5,500 galaxies even within its smaller field of view. Magnificent spiral galaxies similar in shape to our Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy appear in this image, as do the large, fuzzy red galaxies where the formation of new stars has ceased. Related Link Astronomy Picture of the Day Meade Telescopes, Celestron Telescopes and Telescope Accessories - OPT Telescopes Sun-Earth Day 2012: Amateur Astronomers 2012 Observing Certificate Program For 2012, NASA and the Astronomical League are partnering to offer two observing certificates. Completion of the requirements for each certificate will qualify you to download a certificate of completion. Requirements for completion are as follows. Level 1: Amateur Astronomers who successfully view the transit through a properly filtered telescope (e.g. white light or Ha filters, or one of many projection methods) will receive a certificate of participation in the Sun Earth Day Observing Challenge. Level 1 Observing Certificate Level 2: Amateur Astronomers will take a picture of the transit and note the time of the observation. You may upload your images of the transit to the NASA Flickr account.

Weather Athens Here we display the weather development for the next 7 days. Click on a tab to view a detailed day forecast. You can also use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate through the days, or if you use a touch screen, you can use the swipe function. Each tab includes a pictogram with the weather condition, maximal and minimal temperature, dominant wind speed and wind direction, the precipitation amount for 24h in mm and the sunshine hours. If you move your mouse over the logo for sunrise and sunset, also the current UV index is displayed. The 3-hour overview shows a more detailed forecast for the selected day: The top-left shows sun and moon rise and set times. Click on additional parameters to extend the forecast by the following parameters: The 3-hour values are extended by felt temperature, wind gusts and relative humidity.

The Planetary Transit Special Award (Venus Transit) Planetary Transit Special Award Coordinator: Aaron B. Clevenson19411 Cluster Oaks Drive Humble, TX 77346-2918(281) 852-4667 E-mail: Submissions must have been received before the end of 2012. Welcome to the Astronomical League's Planetary Transit Special Award site. Planetary Transits are rare events. Although materials for this program are still being developed, some of the details are known. Observing the Sun can be dangerous if not done correctly. This web page and the special award will only be available when there is an upcoming transit. The next planet to transit the sun is the planet Venus on June 5/6, 2012. Note that for most of us in the United States, the transit will end after sunset, so we will not be able to observe the entire event. Event UT Contact I 22:09:38, June 5 Contact II 22:27:34, June 5 Maximum Transit 01:29:36, June 6 Contact III 04:31:39, June 6 Contact IV 04:49:35, June 6 Definition of contact points: Observing the Sun can be very dangerous.

AstroVox :: Ερασιτεχνική Αστρονομία στην Ελλάδα :: Constellation Hunter Program Introduction | The Astronomical League Constellation Hunter Program Chair: Cliff Mygatt P.O. Box 8607 Port Orchard, WA 98366 (360) 265-5418 E-mail: Introduction Welcome to the Astronomical League's Constellation Hunter Program. The Constellation Hunter Program has two certifications and pins: The Northern Skies and the Southern Skies. prior knowledge. Rules and Regulations To qualify for the AL's Constellation Hunter Certificates and pins, you need only be a member of the Astronomical League, either through an affiliated club or as a Member-at-Large, and observe and sketch all of the constellations on the included on the checklist that you are pursuing. Local date and time.Latitude and Longitude of observation.Constellation name.Sky conditions: transparency, and seeing.A sketch of all stars that were visible to the unaided eye, out to the limits of the constellation's boundary. Dark Sky Advocate Award | The Astronomical League Award Administrator John Goss 932 Lee Lane Fincastle, VA 24090 Welcome to the Dark Sky Advocate Award! Introduction Light pollution and light trespass are two subtle but pervasive problems that degrade our quality of life and destroy our enjoyment of the night skies. Objectives To become a Dark Sky Advocate, the candidate must understand the problem of light pollution. Eligibility All Astronomical League members, whether they belong to a club or are individuals registered as a Member-at-Large, Patron, or Lifetime, are eligible to receive the Dark Sky Advocate Award once they meet the qualifying requirements. Requirements To qualify for the award, the Dark Sky Advocate candidate must accumulate at least 75 points within both the Personal Enlightenment and Public Enlightenment sections, giving a total of 150 or more points. Dark Sky Advocate Activities List I. ___5 points 1. ___10 points 2. ___10 points 3. 4. ___10 points i. ___10 points ii. ___10 points iii. 5. 6. II. 6. 7.

Arasteo Astrophotography