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The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers.

Meteor Showers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/science/visualizing-the-cosmic-streams-that-spew-meteor-showers.html
http://www.ianww.com/meteor-showers - https://twitter.com/iwebst

Satellites

http://spaceweather.com
http://spaceweather.com/flybys
http://stuffin.space

Language

http://astrothesaurus.org

Wiki

exoplanet
science
galileo
world astronomy

Headlines

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-evidence-stars-born-pairs.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37836824
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/grand-tour-of-the-future/488909
Prehistoric tombs may have doubled as star-gazing observatories
http://earthsky.org/space/astronomical-phenomena-events-for-this-year
The Population of Space
http://zoharesque.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-spacecraft-shirt-and-scandal.html

Niku

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2100700-mystery-object-in-weird-orbit-beyond-neptune-cannot-be-explained
http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.01808
https://audioboom.com/boos/4942694-spacetime-with-stuart-gary-series-19-episode-55-strange-new-outer-solar-system-body

Perseid Meteor Shower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMbZmRxUbrc
http://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/perseid-meteor-shower-2016
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower
http://www.space.com/33677-comet-swift-tuttle-perseid-meteor-shower-source.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-perseid-meteor-shower-20160810-snap-htmlstory.html
http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/148789011219/theres-going-to-be-an-outburst

rss

World Astronomy Pool
APOD

Recommended Listening

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
@stuartgary
spacetimewithstuartgary.com
www.facebook.com/spacetimewithstuartgary
spacetimewithstuartgary.tumblr.com
www.bitesz.com/spacetime.html
audioboom.com/channel/starstuffwithstuartgary
hosted by Stuart Gary, is a journey into antipodean astronomy. The virtual tour across the universe dives deep into the latest #science headlines and often includes the countdown of rocket launches for soundscape fans. Gary's conversations with scientists are inspired bits of eureka moments. The program has a storied history and numerous fans who were quite vocal when the program had a brief cessation. Star Stuff is one of my favorite podcasts. (Ron Mader's review)

Star Gazer talks up naked eye astronomy. Each weekly episode features selected objects for naked eye viewing for the following week.
Life and the cosmos. Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees
StarDate
The philosophy of astronomy - Simon Schaffer][[http://www.abc.net.au/rn/360/stories/2011/3339865.htm|Ear to the Edge of Time - Is our love of a good story and a hero blinding us to the complex collaborations behind astronomy research?
Space Doubt -
The Night Air travels from the lunar voyage of 1969 to the European Space Agency's current search of deep space.
Big bangs, biospheres and the limits of science - One for the world’s foremost cosmologists and holder of the office of Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees takes us on tour of our universe and explores the big questions around our presence in a possible 'multiverse'.

Scientist Matt Taylor on the Rosetta mission - Matt Taylor is the project scientist on the Rosetta mission which in November, successfully landed a probe on a comet more than half a billion kilometres away. Brought up in east London, heavily tattooed and a heavy metal fan, Matt Taylor doesn't fit the usual profile of a serious scientist - nor one so closely involved with one of the most ambitious science projects around - to find out how planets were born and life began.


twitter

@SkyandTelescope
@apod
@skymaps
@NoisyAstronomer
@LRO_NASA
@MarsCuriosity
@drspacejunk
@DrVonBraun
@DrFunkySpoon

Voyager 2

@NSFVoyager2
http://twitter.com/Voyager2
@pffli
http://zoharesque.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/the-ghost-in-machine-interview-with_10.html

flickr

matariki
astronomy
universe

Flickr Groups

World astronomy
http://www.flickr.com/groups/universetoday

Apps

Pocket Universe

Software
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/download.html

YouTube

Miami Science Museum
http://www.youtube.com/user/NoisyAstronomer
http://www.youtube.com/user/universetoday

Deep Field

http://ericwhitacre.com/deep-field
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jkJbkF9qSw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFiZVIoj5jQ
http://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2015/aug/14/eric-whitacres-bbc-prom-music-inspired-by-hubble-space-telescope

Translating: How many people are in space right now? #roofdog

Japanese: 今のスペースに何人ですか?
Maori: E hia nga iwi kei roto i te wāhi tika i teie nei?
Spanish: ¿Cuántas personas hay en el espacio en este momento?
Swedish: Hur många människor är i rymden just nu?
Italian: Quante persone sono in uno spazio in questo momento?

Answer: howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com


Buzzword Bingo

Astronomy - Asteroid - Big Bang - Ceres - Citizen Science - Comet - Constellation - Copernicus - Crater - Dark Sky - Earth - Eclipse - Exoplanet - Galaxy - Habitable Zone - Jupiter - Mars - Mercury - Meteor - Milky Way - Moon - Multiverse - Oort Cloud - Perseids - Planet - Planetarium - Pluto - Rotation - Revolution - Satellite - Saturn - Sky - Solar Occultation - Solar System - Stargazing - Solstice - Star - Sun - Telescope - Transit - Universe - Uranus - Venus - Wobble Method - world heritage

"Galactoseismology - map the unseen material of the galaxy using observed disturbances." (source)


The Great Attractor is a gravity anomaly in intergalactic space within the vicinity of the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster at the centre of the Laniakea Supercluster that reveals the existence of a localised concentration of mass tens of thousands of times more massive than the Milky Way.


Blogs

Lights in the dark
http://vintagespace.wordpress.com
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy
http://beyondapollo.blogspot.com

Aboriginal/Indigenous Astronomy

Aboriginal astronomy - Ockham's Razor
ABC Artworks: The First Astronomers
Before Galileo
Emu Dreaming
emuinthesky.com

Asteroids

Torino_Scale - is a method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets.
Asteroid
http://www.asterank.com/3d/
http://www.asterank.com

Aurora

Aurora Webcam - The real-time aurora and blue-sky camera system is developed by Misato Observatory in collaboration with Swedish Institute of Space Physics. The camera is installed on the roof of Abisko Mountain Station.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/techniques/aurora.shtml

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day occurs on a Saturday between mid-April and mid-May, and is scheduled so as to occur at or just before the first quarter Moon. This means that the event happens on a different date each year, rather than a set calendar date. 2009 - May 2 ... and in 2010 - April 24
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomy_Day

Dark Skies

April International Dark Sky Week

City Lights To Dark Skies - International Dark Sky Week 2014 from Mark Gee on Vimeo.


Constellations

In 1928 the International Astronomical Union decreed the sky would be divided up into 88 constellations.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Featured_picture_candidates/Set/Urania%27s_Mirror_(partial)

Leo
http://www.globeatnight.org/learn_findleo40N.html

Orion
http://www.globeatnight.org/observe_finder.html

Earth

earth
http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov
http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov

Earthrise

In 1948 British astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle predicted that when spaceflight enabled us to see the whole Earth from space, the view would change us forever. That day occurred in 1968 when the crew of Apollo 8 became the first astronauts to leave Earth orbit.
The first Earthrise (Nasa)
All nine Earthrise sequences
Apollo 8 film sequences
DSCOVR (Nasa)
Mission to Planet Earth Programme
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7797439.stm
Earthrise

Eclipse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_eclipse
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

Exoplanet

An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet beyond our solar system. The first confirmed discovery of a planet orbiting a normal star was made in 1995.

Galaxies

http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMXZY81M9H_index_0.html

Meteors

http://meteorshowersonline.com
http://meteorshowersonline.com/leonids.html

Milky Way Galaxy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Center
http://alignment2012.com/whatisga.htm
http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/galaxy.html

Moon

http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/dec/20/space-exploration-usa-earth-moon
http://kalender-365.de/lunar-calendar.php?yy=2009
http://wechoosethemoon.org
http://thebottomline.cpaaustralia.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_moon
http://www.almanac.com/moon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_moon
http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/moon-lunar-wobbling
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html
http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2011/08/23/like-no-other-view-on-earth
http://www.space.com/21723-lost-moon-probes-hunt-lro.html?cmpid=514648
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/grail/main/index.html
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - @LRO_NASA



Sun

http://www.solarcycle24.com
http://www.spaceweather.com
NASA's twin STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/main/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/iphone-sun.html
Observing the Sun for Yourself
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html

Mercury
mercury

Mars

mars

Meteors

The Desert Fireball Network

Oort Cloud

Oort cloud

Pluto

pluto

Saturn

saturn

Venus

Venus

X-Ray Astronomy

http://chandra.harvard.edu

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.calsky.com
http://www.astronomycast.com
http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this-week
http://www.cosmodome.co.nz/Cosmodome/Home.html
http://www.astro.cornell.edu
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org
http://www.thespacereview.com
http://www.alicesastroinfo.com
http://cosmoquest.org

Academic Reports
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1307.1648v1.pdf

Telescopes
https://theconversation.com/what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-telescope-51466
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_optics

Viewing

Chris Peat's Heavens Above
Spaceweather.com
TED http://www.ted.com/playlists/16/way_way_out_there.html

Editing

Space

TED

TED | Talk | Tag | Astronomy
Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe | Video on TED.com
Roy Gould and Curtis Wong preview the WorldWide Telescope | Video on ...
Martin Rees asks: Is this our final century? | Video on TED.com
Patricia Burchat sheds light on dark matter | Video on TED.com
Freeman Dyson says: let's look for life in the outer solar system ...


James Webb



Hangouts






http://www.knowthecosmos.com/broadcasts/what-are-hubbles-greatest-images/

First Orbit

http://www.firstorbit.org


Night Sky

Within Two Worlds from Goldpaint Photography on Vimeo.


Quotes


The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.
- Douglas Adams, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

There's no question we'll record things that right now we don't even know that exist.
- Megan Clark, CSIRO, World's fastest radio telescope launched in Australia

People get stuck in certain ways in astronomy outreach. Some are old school and get into a rut.
- @DeepAstronomy, https://www.periscope.tv/w/1MnxnBgVVqoxO




http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=92880544
http://mkaku.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michio_Kaku



At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the cosmos -- with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids -- got built this way.

Skylab

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab

Voyager

http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2011/jan/03/remixing-interstellar-mixed-tape
Golden Record
Space
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123534818

wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesley_Bonestell

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, is a laboratory of the Earth Sciences Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and a unit of the Columbia University Earth Institute. Research at GISS emphasizes a broad study of global climate change.

Radio Astronomy/Quiet Skies

http://www.gb.nrao.edu/php/quietskies
@TheNRAO
Radio Frequency Interference, or RFI is the radio equivalent of light pollution. RFI effectively blinds our radio telescopes at certain frequencies, making it impossible to study the universe at those frequencies. Who knows what we're missing!

Breaking

@DeepAstronomy relaunching Space Fan News in November, seeks greater interaction with space fans. Follow on #periscope and YouTube.
https://www.facebook.com/DeepAstronomy
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TonyDarnell/posts
https://plus.google.com/+deepastronomy/posts


2009

GalileanNights], October 22-24, 2009The new IYA2009 Cornerstone Project, Galilean Nights, will see amateur and professional astronomers, enthusiasts and the public taking to the streets all around the globe, pointing their telescopes to the wonders that Galileo observed 400 years ago. Spread over three nights, astronomers will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for space by encouraging as many people as possible to look through a telescope at our planetary neighbours. The focus for Galilean Nights is the objects that Italian astronomer Galileo observed 400 years ago. These include Jupiter and the Moon, which will be well-positioned in the night sky for observing.http://www.galileannights.orghttp://www.galileannights.org/register_event.htmlTo make the most of your Galilean Nights observing experience, it will be important to know what will be visible in the sky in your area. Find out what you will be able to see of Jupiter and its moons and how they appear in relation to each other throughout Galilean Nights on this excellent and clearly laid out webpage: [[@http://www.imcce.fr/hosted_sites/ama09/ng/pheno-sat-gal_en.html
To find out what you will be able to see over the nights of October 22-24 then download a sky map for your region of the world. They are available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. The three regions covered are latitude 40° North for the countries in the Northern Hemisphere, an equatorial version for latitude 0° and a version for countries in the Southern Hemisphere for latitude 35° South. The maps are produced by www.skymaps.com.



Early detection is early deflection

Solar System

Eyes on the Solar System"
https://www.satellitespy.net/solar/solar.html
http://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-the-solar-system.html

The Planets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets
http://www.gustavholst.info/compositions/listing.php?work=18
http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Planets,_Op.32_(Holst,_Gustav)

Citizen Science


Globe at Night
http://www.globeatnight.org
Find us on Facebook! | Follow GLOBE at Night on Twitter!

Faulkes Telescope
http://www.faulkes-telescope.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/33882727946/
https://twitter.com/faulkestel

Planet Hunters
http://www.planethunters.org
Thanks to your hard work, the team has submitted our first science
paper to a journal. In October, we will be presenting the first
results from Planet Hunters at the European Planetary Science Congress
and American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences
joint meeting in Nantes, France
http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc-dps2011/). We will be giving a
talk at the meeting, showing the results from your classifications of
the first Quarter of Kepler data. But we need your help! The light
curves held back from the original data release are now available on
the site. We need your helping classifying them so we can perform a
final search of all the Quarter 1 data for planet candidates and
present them in October. Help us with the search for planets today:

IYA
International Year of Astronomy 2009

Año Internacional de Astronomia 2009

The vision of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 is to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. All humans should realize the impact of astronomy and basic sciences on our daily lives, and understand better how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society.

This year was picked by the International Astronomical Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization because it occurs 400 years after Galileo turned one of the first telescopes toward the heavens and discovered that the Moon has craters, Venus has phases, Jupiter has moons and Saturn has rings.

star party
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090404.html

100 hours
http://www.100hoursofastronomy.org
#100Hours

Misc
EarthSky 22 - Alan Stern: ‘A Chihuahua is still a dog, and Pluto is still a planet' or 'Pluto has a Long Tail'

Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong

http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/neilarmstrong
http://apple.copydesk.org/2012/08/25/keep-in-mind-as-you-put-together-your-neil-armstrong-packages-tonight/
http://thebottomline.cpaaustralia.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-26/the-life-of-neil-armstrong/4223326
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/forty-years-since-apollo-11---first-manned-mission/3125382
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10829618






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