July 24, 2017

Astro-Event of the Week: 03.30.09: 100 Hours of Astronomy!

Noctilucent Clouds.

You never know what you might see when you look up; Jupiter, the Moon, and Noctilucent Clouds as seen from Astroguyz HQ! (Photo by Author).

This week’s shout-out is not an event in the skies above, but a global happening right here on the good ol’ planet Earth. On April 2nd thru the 5th, the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 culminates with an unprecedented global event: 100 Hours of non-stop Astronomy! [Read more...]

The Universe of Astronomy Podcasting.


Ipod.

The Beaten & Battered Astroguyz Nano…(photo by author).

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of astronomy. We’ve gone from auto guiding long exposures on hyper-sensitized film to automated observatories that patrol the skies while we sleep. Technology is just plain cool. It’s hard to imagine that slightly more than a decade ago, the Internet was non-existent, processors were measured in kilobytes, and the latest issue of Sky & Telescope was telling us about that brief comet that had already come and gone. [Read more...]

2009: The Year of Astronomy.

Star Trails.

Star trails over the former Very Small Optical Observatory in Vail, Arizona. (Photo by Author).

This is a shout out to the world; 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. Check with your local astronomy club, observatory or planetarium to find out what events are near you; if they aren’t planning anything, ask them why not!

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