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Jul 19

Why the Lunar Module Looked So Much Like a Moon Bug

(article by Elizabeth Howell) No seats? No problem. Throwing away seating was just one of the innovative design compromises NASA made to get astronauts safely on the lunar surface for the first time on July 20, 1969.Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin softly landed on the Sea of Tranquility 50 years ago this month inside the lunar module. This spacecraft was like nothing anyone had seen before. Instead of smooth sides, there were bumps and jagged edges and antennas. The shape was so strange that the Apollo 9 crew called their lunar module "Spider," because of the outstretched legs that made... Read More...

Jul 19

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White https://www.nasa.gov/…/soyuz-heads-to-the-launch-pad-in-bla… In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 60 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos and astronauts Drew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft at 12:28 p.m. Eastern time (9:28 p.m. Baikonur time), on Saturday, July 20. Read More...

Jul 19

Photos Taken From The International Space Station

30 Photos Taken From The International Space Station That Are Literally Out Of This World (article by Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė) For thousands of years, people looked up at the night sky looking at the stars, seeking guidance, dreaming. While centuries passed with humans using the night sky for navigation or to record the passage of time, it was only in the last century that we actually started reaching for those stars, and not metaphorically. The first human in space, the first person on the Moon, the first person to orbit the Earth… the first big milestones in a tremendous journey for... Read More...

Jul 19

Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show

TODAY July 19: Tune in to NASA TV ( www.nasa.gov/ntv ) at Noon CT for Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show! Read More...

Jul 19

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure: 07/19/2019 NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #AskNASA to talk to us. Learn more about the important research being operated on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science For more information about STEM on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem_on_station/ FOLLOW THE SPACE STATION! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Space_Station Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISS Instagram: https://instagram.com/iss/ Read More...

Jul 18

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

Partial Eclipse of the Moon in Goiás was a beautiful spectacle, with great attendance of the public even in a commercial day besides widespread publicity in the media. Our meeting was on the hill of the Alem a tourist spot in our capital that leaves us facing the eastern horizon perfect for lunar observations in its full phase. Gunstar oficial Astro Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/370093700375832/ Record tv Goias Video shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/2301088503487198/ Live Facebook Video Shot: https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/369370533617559/ Read More...

Jul 18

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

Partial Eclipse of the Moon in Goiás was a beautiful spectacle, with great attendance of the public even in a commercial day besides widespread publicity in the media. Our meeting was on the hill of the Alem a tourist spot in our capital that leaves us facing the eastern horizon perfect for lunar observations in its full phase. Read More...

Jul 18

Hiding from the planet of the Rings.

Records of the occultation of Saturn in Goias by Gunstar Team Institute. At a registration event during the Astronomy Festival of Goias. Video shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/1604902269639736/ Read More...

Jul 17

Activities in Spain July 2019

This month is marked by the 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon and most of the activities presented are related to this event. From Spain we present you a whole Party Moon. 1.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 2.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 3.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 3.- Conference: 'Orion Program... Read More...

Jul 17

On the moon Again Final Report.

With the festivities of 50 years of the Apollo missions foreshadowing the mission Arthemis we can conclude that our participation was passionate, dynamic, and of course a success. Our target audience estimate was 500 people number that was surpassed on the first day of the Event. We sought to hold the event in a place that was faithful to the moment and the chosen one was the Monument to the Human Rights of the Cultural Center Oscar Niermayer that is the largest reference of place for the Culture in Goias. Sunset epic, presentations and samples such as Space Shuttlers and... Read More...

Jul 16

Apollo 11 Launches Humans to the Moon

The students discussed the importance of this event. They watched documentary films made available by Roger Weiss of NASA's Johnson Space Center. On July 16 they watched Roger Weiss's facebook live on Nasa. We also thank to Mr. Roger Weiss who initiated us in the mysteries of space and NASA. Read More...

Jul 16

Report Stars over the city of Ohrid

Stars over the city of Ohrid Our activities took place in the classroom. A set of videos and pictures, we discovered and analyzed small and large stars. Written, drawn and read on the theme of the Star over the city of Ohrid Read More...

Jul 14

PHYSICS FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION

Space Science Topics include astronomy , celestial bodies and other subjects related to the study of the universe. https://ooudimitarmiladinov.weebly.com/4 viii 1047104510521032104010581040-1048-10551054104410401051104510501059.html# Read More...

Jul 14

The Second Kind of Impossible: Lecture & Book Signing

This talk is about one of the strangest scientific detective stories of the last 50 years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. “The Second Kind of Impossible” is the story of Steinhardt's 35 year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set... Read More...

Jul 14

Space Explorers Camp builds STEM Spyglasses for Ciencia Puerto Rico

On July 11, 2019, the Space Explorers Camp at the Pensacola Mess Hall built 12 more STEM spyglasses for students in the elementary schools of Puerto Rico. These 12 make it 100 spyglasses supplied through Astronomers without Borders to Ciencia PR. The 20x30 refractors come with solar filters for sun spotting, an achromatic lens and 10mm terrestiral objective, and the plans for them are at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156000093404302&type=3 We also dedicate a 1973 vintage Celestron C-8 to the Mess Hall for use with their astronomy nights, thanks to a grant from the Pensacola State College and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. It was... Read More...

Jul 14

Space Explorers Camp builds STEM Spyglasses for Ciencia Puerto Rico

On July 11, 2019, the Space Explorers Camp at the Pensacola Mess Hall built 12 more STEM spyglasses for students in the elementary schools of Puerto Rico. These 12 make it 100 spyglasses supplied through Astronomers without Borders to Ciencia PR. The 20x30 refractors come with solar filters for sun spotting, an achromatic lens and 10mm terrestiral objective, and the plans for them are at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156000093404302&type=3 We also dedicate a 1973 vintage Celestron C-8 to the Mess Hall for use with their astronomy nights, thanks to a grant from the Pensacola State College and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. It was... Read More...

Jul 14

Celebrating the First Moon Landing!

AOYA was Celebrating the 50th anniversary for the first landing on the Moon; on the night of July 12th. 2019 !! Special thanks to; Explore Scientific USA who donated this state-of-the-art telescope & Astronomers Without Borders for their sincere efforts to make our work possible. We'd also like to thank all the people who showed up to the events, and thanks to our location provider; The Book Cafe' in Dream City, Erbil. Eyad S. khailany Founder/Astronomy of Young Astronomy AOYA Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Read More...

Jul 14

On The Moon Again ''Oscar Niemeyer of the Dreamers'' (dos sonhadores)

We thank the Secretary of Culture of the State of Goias and the superintendence of the Centro Cultural Oscar Niemayer for hosting and for helping us promote Cultural Astronomy in the State of Goiás. This Report is for the world to know about the actions made in Goiás by the IGTAC Institute Gunstar Team of Cultural Astronomy during the Astronomy Festival of the State of Goias the Glitter 2019, a world of Adventures. These photos were dubbed the Oscar of Dreamers showing the exotic and beautiful sunset in the winter of our beloved State. Agradecemos a secretaria de cultura do... Read More...

Jul 08

Sun and Moon long kiss eclipse.

In Goiania the solar eclipse reaches 31% at sunset in its maximum length. In an afternoon of Astronomy and Friendship celebrating the opening of the Astronomy Festival of the State of Goias the Festival of Shine our organization took adapted binoculars with Astronomical sunscreen, telescopes and sunglasses. The adapted binoculars favored the observation of the Eclipse in a pleasant and comfortable way besides the magnification of the sun in 20x50. About 50 people observed with us during the partial eclipse of the Sun, highlighting a large number of children who simply were stuck with the phenomenon. Links of records :... Read More...

Jul 08

Sun and Moon long kiss eclipse.

In Goiania the solar eclipse reaches 31% at sunset in its maximum length. In an afternoon of Astronomy and Friendship celebrating the opening of the Astronomy Festival of the State of Goias the Festival of Shine our organization took adapted binoculars with Astronomical sunscreen, telescopes and sunglasses. The adapted binoculars favored the observation of the Eclipse in a pleasant and comfortable way besides the magnification of the sun in 20x50. About 50 people observed with us during the partial eclipse of the Sun, highlighting a large number of children who simply were stuck with the phenomenon. Links of records :... Read More...

Jun 30

The biggest Astro Adventure of the Year It will start in Goias

Begins July 2 the sixth edition of the Astronomy Festival of the State of Goiás, the Glitter Festival, (Glitter Festival A world of Adventures). Festival that celebrates the arrival of winter, the dry season, represented in the cultures of its peoples as life and death. The 2 seasons feature different from what they are in the U.S. and most countries to the north with their 4 seasons well defined. Here are the 2 features '' the rains and the drought ''. During the rains it is hot and stuffy all the time, and during the Drought the day is hot... Read More...

Jun 24

Activities in Spain Juny 2019

These are the different activities open to the public that are presented by the Federation of Astronomical Associations of Spain (FAAE) for the month of June: 1.- Astronomy Workshop: color your own story and nocturnal observations by the Astronomical Association of Huesca 2.- Conference: 50th anniversary of Apollo XI by the Navarra Astronomy Association 4.- Conference: astronomical navigation, a case study by the Astronomical Association of Madrid 4.- Conference: Stars with them, by the Sociedad Malagueña de Astronomía 6.- Conference: Optical instrumentation in the search for life on Mars, by the Sociedad Malagueña de Astronomía 7.- Observation of the night... Read More...

Jun 14

31 Jan 2018 - Lunar Eclipse - Throwback

Location : Hyderabad, India Super Blue Blood Moon view from Hyderabad. Read More...

Jun 05

Short flashback to GAM Sunday April 21. 2019

At global Starparty (April 13.)the weather was really bad in Linz and we had to skip our public event, so we have been happy that on Sunday April 21. the sun was really shining :-) Due to the fact that this day was Easter Sunday less people have been in the city, but however several people had the pleasure to glimpse some looks to the sun in h-alpha and white light and we could tell about AWB and it's mission "One People, One Sky" Thanks to my friends of our local astronomy association doing this event. I was absent at... Read More...

Jun 05

Sining ng Langit 2019

As a promotion of the Arts and Culture Program of the Astronomers Without Borders, the Astronomy PH e-zine includes a feature called Sining ng Langit (Art of the Heavens) during its second quarter issue. The feature highlights various artists who share their unique expressions of art and astronomy in the Philippines. This also aims to highlight the AstroArts and AstroPoetry during the Global Astronomy Month, and the Buwan ng Panitikan (National Poetry Month). For this year's Sining ng Langit we feature artists Natasha Sarmiento, Roselle Suyat, Rheanne Odessa, and award-winning solar pyrographer Jordan Mang-osan. Rheanne Odessa uses her digital doodles... Read More...