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Posts treating: "Astronomy"

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Stars of Summer are Here 

BEYONDbones [2015-07-01 22:45:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info

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This is the last month to observe the two brightest planets in the western evening sky. On June 30, Venus overtook Jupiter. This month, watch Venus shift to the left of Jupiter each evening at dusk. Meanwhile, both planets appear … Continue reading

Look West, Young Man (and Everyone Else): It's a Conjunction! 

Geotripper [2015-06-30 08:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
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There are interesting things happening in the western skies this week. All month, there have been two bright objects in the evening sky, getting closer and closer. They aren't really getting physically closer, as Jupiter is far beyond Venus, but their line of sight is making them appear close together. Such "near-misses" are called conjunctions. They will appear closest on June 30 and July

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 6/29-7/5 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-29 03:00:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – Climate And The Demise Of Maya Civilization By Andre DroxlerMonday, June 296:30 … Continue reading

Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-24 19:00:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. … Continue reading

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars aligns with Earth and sun, solstice on its way 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-02 22:03:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
Venus is in the west at dusk. At dusk, look high over the point of sunset for the brightest thing there; it outshines everything but the Sun and the Moon.  Jupiter is also in the west as soon as night … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 6/1-6/7 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-01 03:00:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   Xplorations Summer Science Adventures Begin Monday, June 1st Xplorations Summer Science Adventures are week-long, … Continue reading

Get wet, go wild, or blast off with new Party Smarty birthday themes at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-13 13:00:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
by Karen Whitley Yikes! Is it May already? Time has flown by and now your child is about to turn another year older. Between work, school, dinner, errands, and that never-ending laundry, who has time to plan a party? Lucky … Continue reading

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Restored Gueymard offers views of brilliant Jupiter this May 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-02 13:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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Mercury is low in the west-northwest, below and slightly to the right. It remains visible for the first half of May before returning towards the Sun. Venus is in the west at dusk. Look high over the point of sunset … Continue reading

HMNS hosts second annual Science Hack Day 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-25 13:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

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  Saturday, April 18, the Houston Museum of Natural Science was the stage for Science Hack Day Houston! This is the second year in a row that we have been able to host this event presented by Brightwork CoResearch. For … Continue reading

A Teacher of Astronomy? Have we got a place for you! 

Geotripper [2015-04-23 04:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info

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I don't know if astronomers love geology as much as a geologist like myself loves astronomy. But if you are a teacher of astronomy and you are good at it, have we got a place for you! Modesto Junior College has an opening for a full-time tenure-track astronomy-physics instructor. Just imagine working in our wonderful new Science Community Center! We also have one of the finest planetariums

Girl Scouts earn badges for science at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-13 22:52:43]  recommend  recommend this post  info
by James Talmage, Scout Programs After more than a year of hard work, Girl Scouts Heidi Tamm, Zoe Kass, Meredith Lytle and her sister Angela Lytle completed the entire Scouts@HMNS Careers in Science instructional series, earning each scout a total of … Continue reading

First Light: Research telescope debut to coincide with Hubble anniversary 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-12 00:35:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only … Continue reading

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Lunar Eclipse on April 4 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-02 19:22:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
Mars remains in the west at dusk this month as it moves through Aries. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Later on this month, Mars begins to be lost in … Continue reading

Astronomy – It Really Is A High 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-03-26 13:06:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Astronomy and also room is everything about lust for knowing. Did you know that astronomy is among mankind’s oldest scientific researches? Actually, astronomy is among the earliest scientific researches that humanity has ever before pursued. So the research study of our cosmos is not new but you need to remember that astronomy is a science. […] The post Astronomy – It Really Is A High appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/9-3/15 

BEYONDbones [2015-03-09 02:00:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info

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Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   SPRING BREAK 2015 SPECIAL HOURSHMNS Hermann Park (March 8-15):Monday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 … Continue reading

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Stars of Spring are Rising 

BEYONDbones [2015-03-05 14:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Mars remains in the west at dusk this month as it moves through Pisces. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. After this month, Mars begins to be lost in the … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/16-2/22 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-16 03:00:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   Behind-the-Scenes – Samurai: The Way Of The WarriorTuesday, February 176:00 p.m.Witness the exquisite … Continue reading

Seeing Stars With James Wooten: Celestial rarity, Canopus appears this month 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-03 03:00:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it moves through Aquarius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Venus is low in the southwest at dusk. … Continue reading

The stars at night are big and…. falling: Geminid Meteor Shower Returns December 13! 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-10 03:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
Of the many meteor showers that occur throughout the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower in December may be the most reliably active. This meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes near 3200 Phaethon, a Palladian Asteroid. The Geminids were first … Continue reading

Sutherland Sky: Part VII – Scenes from the Cape Fold Belt 

Georneys [2014-11-18 15:18:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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At long last, I’m finishing up my series of posts about my October 2013 visit to the small town of Sutherland in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Sutherland is home to a South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) research station that contains many telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). You can read Part I of this series here, Part II of this series here, Part III of this series here, Part IV of this series here, Part V of this series here, [...]
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