Optical Telescopes Part I

The beginning of modern astronomy is often linked to Galileo building his first telescope in 1609 — roughly 400 years ago! While he was not the first person to use a telescope, Galileo made many fascinating discoveries, ultimately revealing that … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Free Astronomy Software

http://live.pirillo.com – Even if you’re not really “in to” Astronomy, you really have to check this out. The things you will see are just amazing. Go ahead… I dare you. Open your eyes, broaden your horizons. You never know what’s … Continue reading

SOLAR STORMS, a talk with Astronomer Sten Odenwald pt.1.mp4

Part 1 in a series explaining how solar storms impact the Earth. This episode recounts disasters linked to solar storms. Astronomy. NASA. Sun. Duration : 0:9:16 … Continue reading

Astronomy for Amateurs

http://lgno.me/cJmip0 – http://lgno.me/aNiqPm – During our open mic session at the last Gnomedex, my good friend Derek Miller came up on stage to show off some backyard Astronomy that his Dad has done. Derek reminds us all that you don’t … Continue reading

Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet

Hubblecast 22: Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by … Continue reading

Bad Astronomy: Hubble’s Hotties

Reissued in HD. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait explores his favorite images from the early days of Hubble. Visit Phil on http://www.badastronomy.com. His amazing book “Death from the Skies” is now available in paperback via Amazon.com. Duration : 0:5:7 … Continue reading

Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week ending November 28, 2009

Moon interfers with dark sky viewing this week unless you are willing to get up very early in the morning. There are some brief but fairly bright passes of the ISS in the early evenings. Still time to view Jupiter … Continue reading