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Saturday, 25 April 2015

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HMNS hosts second annual Science Hack Day 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-25 13:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 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  (37 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  (14 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  (25 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  (21 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  (2 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  (25 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  (39 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  (30 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  (36 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  (25 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, [...]

This is the point. 

lithics [2014-11-13 12:31:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Yesterday the European Space Agency successfully landed the Philae lander on comet 67P. Anyone can appreciate that it’s an astonishing technical achievement, but a recurring theme I have noticed on various news article comments and discussion boards is that there’s … Continue reading

Counting stars 2.0 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2014-11-10 21:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
     In winter time, when nights become longer and darker, stargazing can be a fantastic experience and family activity. But in urban areas, the stars disappear behind the skyglow caused by waste light that shines up into the sky. This light pollution is not only a problem for astronomy. Scientists from the interdisciplinary project “Loss of the Night” study how it affects health,

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Come out to the George for Astronomy Day November 8! 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-05 02:29:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from the teapot of Sagittarius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Jupiter is now higher … Continue reading

There’s a Partial Solar Eclipse Happening October 23: Here’s what you need to know to see it! 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-21 02:00:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

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  There’s a partial solar eclipse happening Thursday, October 23 and you can see it all from Houston*!  The New Moon of Thursday, October 23, 2014, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow towards … Continue reading

Lunar eclipse images from the past 2 hours 

Mountain Beltway [2014-10-08 13:07:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
A selection of "moon shots" from this morning's lunar eclipse is

Blood Moon Strikes Back! Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday, October 8! 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-08 03:00:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
A total eclipse of the Moon will occur early Wednesday morning, October 8. Houstonians will be able to see virtually the whole event, which happens right before dawn. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. … Continue reading

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Two eclipses for the price of one! 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-02 02:58:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from Antares in Scorpius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Saturn drops into the Sun’s … Continue reading

Sutherland Sky: Part VI – Dwyka Diamictite 

Georneys [2014-09-25 21:08:50]  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, and Part V of this
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