Sky Map for Android What is Sky Map? Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky. It will identify objects that appear in the sky and allow users to search for them. How can I get Sky Map? The app is available for download at the Google Play. Five Visualizations to Grasp the Scale of the Universe by Maria Popova What coffee beans, dinosaurs and lakeside picnics have to do with Isaac Asimov and formalized figments. Since yesterday was 10.10.10, we’ve decided to celebrate this cosmic alignment of numerical symmetry by illuminating the measurements of magnitude.
Your Sky by John Walker Welcome to Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location. If you enter the orbital elements of an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and plot it on the map. Each map is accompanied by an ephemeris for the Sun, Moon, planets, and any tracked asteroid or comet. 20 Awesome Global Websites to Bookmark We live in a great big world. Whether you want to travel the globe or only dream of it, or whether you are just a curious person who is intrigued by the distant and different, the internet offers a treasure chest of informative and fun destinations. Here are 20 awesome international sites that you will want to go to again and again. 1) INTERNET WORLD STATS - We all know that internet usage is growing every day. This site gives you the statistics of who is using the internet by population around the world.
makes the Sun available to everyone A mega-filament erupts on the Sun as seen on JHelioviwer ESA makes the Sun available to everyone 14 December 2010 New software developed by ESA makes available online to everyone, everywhere at anytime, the entire library of images from the SOHO solar and heliospheric observatory. Night skies dazzle at these national parks National parks are ideal destinations for those who appreciate the splendor of a glittering nighttime sky – away from street lights, billboards and neon signs. The National Park Service in 2006 adopted a policy to "preserve, to the greatest extent possible, the natural lightscapes of parks, which are natural resources and values that exist in the absence of human-caused light." Many units of the Park Service, especially those in the western USA, enjoy remote locations where starlight isn't obscured by artificial light. Indeed, national parks and many park concessionaires have been at the forefront of reducing light pollution. MORE: National Park guides for all 50 statesMORE: 10 best national park campsites across the USAMORE: National Park lodging for under $100 per night We have traveled the national parks for more than 40 years and some of our most memorable experiences are related to night-sky activities.
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Peppercorn Earth Solar System Copyright 1989 by Guy Ottewell Universal Workshop PO Box 102 Raynham, MA 02767-0102 Toll Free: 800-533-5083 Fax: 508-967-2702 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth. Guy Ottewell has kindly given permission for this electronic presentation of The Thousand-Yard Model; his exercise is presented in its original form, indexed with a few anchors to help you find you way around the large file. We also include a catalog describing several Ottewell publications. Image of the planets courtesy of NASA.
Teach the Earth Finding Visuals, Classroom Activities, Course Descriptions and People Undergraduate Introductory Geoscience Courses, Upper Level Geoscience Courses, Two-Year Colleges, and K-12 Classrooms Strengthening Your Teaching Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, July 2013 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. 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.