Archive for the ‘Astronomy Links’ category

Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” TV series, now free online

June 19, 2009

This is a real treasure. Many thanks go to Hulu.com.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Is this the first-ever picture of an extrasolar planet?

September 19, 2008

It sure looks like it!

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080919.html

This is National Dark Sky Week!

March 29, 2008

From March 29 to April 4 is the annual National Dark Sky Week. And tonight, from 8 to 9PM is Earth Hour. To take part in tonight’s event, turn off the lights and appliances you don’t need (like a PC running 24/7?) from 8 to 9PM. Outdoor lights are especially encouraged. Similarly, National Dark Sky week promotes energy saving and a better view of the beautiful universe around us for the whole week.

And it’s always a good thing do put less carbon into the atmosphere. Give it a try!

More information here.

Spectacular Space Shuttle night launch video

March 22, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavour had cameras mounted on its solid rocket boosters when it climbed into orbit on March 11. Together they produced a beautiful video of a night launch from the spacecraft’s point of view. It’s hard to believe the shuttle is 28 miles up and moving at 3100 mph when the boosters detach—without the Earth in the background, the spacecraft appears still.

Holding the Sun

March 17, 2008

This is a page of pictures submitted by regular folks, all with the theme of holding the sun. A few, like the one here, are very well done. One is a very creative joke picture.

Warning: There are some links to some Not Safe For Work pictures on the “Holding the Sun” page. The one I viewed was artful and beautiful, but I make no promises. Kids, please get your parent’s permission first.

The Space Station will make some *great* evening passes next week!

February 9, 2008

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“What’s Up For 2007?” free download (update)

January 31, 2008

Cover art- What's Up For 2007 bookJust as in 2006, the folks at the “What’s Up – 365 Days of Skywatching” blog have produced a book and a free download of the book for 2007. Brief review here.

2008 Update- Like many good things, the “What’s Up” series has gone on to better things. It’s no longer a freebie, but the book can still be purchased.