WE ❤️ all things science, which means we are beyond excited for Mondays eclipse! 🌝🌔🌓🌒🌚If you're in NYC, here's the info from Timeanddate.com. Grab your kids. Grab your wives, and get interested in the coolest ish (not) on the planet!✌️❤️😎
She had stars in her eyes and galaxies in her heart. Too bad no one takes much interest in astrology these days or someone would have noticed the way her smile was brighter than the sun. Noticed the way her laugh sounded like stars being born, and how she danced like meteors shooting through the sky at night. She feels too much because she is a universe of exploding stars. #stars#astronomy#underappreciatedbeauty#constellation#teepees#love#quotes . Oh how I wish I could be out in the middle of no where right now with a teepee laying on a blanket admiring the stars no phones no technology just enjoying the sounds of nature no cares in the world
The pre-dawn celestial lineup in the east includes the Moon and Venus and a few bright stars. The #moon is at the waning crescent phase as it moves to the new moon phase on Monday, giving us #TheGreatAmericanEclipse . The Moon was at perigee yesterday, the closest point to #earth in its orbit. #venus is just two degrees arc length above the Moon. To@the upper left of the Moon are Pollux, then Caster, the head #stars of the twins constellation Gemini; if you're having trouble viewing them, either zoom in or view on a PC. In the lower right, just above the trees, is Procyon, the bright star of Camus Minor (Little Dog).
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Alexander Skvortsov (out of frame), both Expedition 40 flight engineers, attired in Russian Orlan spacesuits, participate in an extravehicular activity (EVA) in support of science and maintenance on the International Space Station. During the five-hour, 11-minute spacewalk, Artemyev and Skvortsov deployed a small science satellite, retrieved and installed experiment packages and inspected components on the exterior of the orbital laboratory. Solar array wings on the "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 (ATV-5) docked to the Zvezda Service Module are visible in the background. Credits: @NASA
After launching on Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dragon has journeyed to the International Space Station (@iss). It arrives to the space station Wednesday, Aug. 16. Astronaut Jack Fischer (@astro2fish) shared this image of the robotic arm on space station saying "The arm is out and ready to capture a @SpaceX Dragon by the tail. Can’t wait to get to work on 2 tons of science!" The flight will deliver investigations and instruments that study cosmic ray particles, protein crystal growth, stem cell-mediated recellularization and a nanosateliite technology demonstration. The vehicle also will deliver supplies and equipment to crew members living aboard the station.
In all, 6,400 pounds of experiments and supplies will arrive when Astronauts Jack Fischer of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency - @europeanspaceagency) use the station’s robotic arm to capture Dragon on Wednesday morning.
Image credit: NASA/Jack Fischer
I'm so satisfied that my dream to talk about astronomy at a science fair is a reality.😃 but, nothing is ever enough to any mankind, no matter what their passion and goals is🙂 #passion#astronomy#goals#science#exoplanets
Questa non è un'illustrazione, ma è effettivamente l'unica vera foto di un tramonto su un altro pianeta, Marte, dove avviene l'esatto contrario di quanto accade sulla Terra: qui cielo azzurro di giorno e tramonti rossi; su Marte, cielo arancione di giorno e azzurro al tramonto.
L'immagine è stata scattata da Curiosity con una fotocamera che "vede" i colori in maniera molto simile a come li vediamo noi. La tinta bluastra che aleggia nell'aria è dovuta alle particelle presenti nell'atmosfera marziana, che lasciano passare con più facilità la luce blu rispetto alle altre durante il tramonto, quando la luce del sole percorre la sua traiettoria più lunga nell'atmosfera.
There's going to be a total solar eclipse visible across the United States this Monday. Unfortunately we won’t be able to see it here…but we’re still feeling cosmic vibes this weekend.
Here’s a little spacey edit we’ve put together of our 3D Planetary Paperweight; brand new planet and comet brooches from @maconetlesquoy; and the brilliant picture book is 'Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space'.
Have a stellar weekend: we're open until 7pm today, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Come and space out with us 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕
Let's talk about #stars , the #universe and #astronomy 🔭🌙💫⭐️🌎 because this year's edition of #Astrofesta is already next week 😀 It's about time because we've been looking forward for months!
For those who don't know, Astrofesta is a weekend of non-stop sky observation, talks, films, and of course food, drink and party. It is the largest and oldest meeting of amateur astronomers in #Portugal , organized by @muhnac and the Constância Science Centre #CienciaViva .
This year, the location couldn't be more spectacular: the Observatório do Lago do #Alqueva (depicted, in a photo by Nelson Nunes), in deep #Alentejo , featuring one of the darkest skies in Portugal.
It's next weekend 25-27 August and totally free (for more info and program see link in bio). So if you are in Portugal, enough of sand, sea and beach -- grab your telescope, binoculars or simply your very own eye and drop us a visit!
If you are not in Portugal but in North America, you already know by now what you absolutely can't miss next Monday. Lucky you!
Lights from Stornoway creating a golden glow against the clouds, the two red lights being from the 172m Eitshal TV Mast that serves a lot of the Hebridian islands.
Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides
Canon 1300D / Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II
@18mm, ISO 6400, 25 sec, f/3.5
Oh man. It's not a Jon trip unless there's a brutal & unintentional all nighter involved. One of three spots I visited in Arches tonight. One of which was up a grueling 2am hike, the other 7 milesish down a dirt road void of all civilization. This was the easiest of those three shoots. Right from the side of the road as I checked to make sure my bike and self were still good. Wyoming bound~"yayy"
No camera I have had can do justice to what I see in the night sky. Check out earthsky.org for a daily tip on what you'll see •
Up early before the kids to get a start on my day. I've learned to appreciate the quiet when I'm not exhausted. •
I don't need to stay up late watching Netflix to get my "me" time in, I try to get up before most everybody else. •
But also that's partly because I'm not a morning person and I don't want anybody talking to me 😜
🔴هدف جدید #تلسکوپ_فضایی_هابل ، کهکشانی کوتوله به نام NGC 5949 در #صورت_فلکی تنِین یا اژدها است که فاصلهای نزدیک-حدود 44 میلیون سال نوری- از #زمین واقع است. این #کهکشان در همسایگی کیهانی کهکشان #راه_شیری قرار دارد و هدفی عالی برای بررسی #کهکشان های_کوتوله است. NGC 5949 با جرمی حدود یک صدم کهکشان راه شیری نمونه نسبتا بزرگی از کهکشانهای کوتوله است. قرارگیری آن در دسته کهکشانهای کوتوله به دلیل تعداد اندک ستارههای تشکیلدهنده آن است، اما از طرفی وجود بازوهای مارپیچی، کهکشان را در رده #مارپیچی _میلهای قرار داده است.علیرغم ابعاد کوچک آن، فاصله نزدیکNGC 5949 به این معنی است که آن را میتوان با تلسکوپهای نسبتا کوچک #رصد کرد؛ چیزی که کشف آن را در سال 1180شمسی/1801 میلادی برای ویلیام #هرشل تسهیل کرد. ستارهشناسان زمانی که کهکشانهای کوتوله همچون NGC 5949 را بررسی میکنند به مواردی گیجکننده برخورد میکنند. برای مثال، توزیع #ماده_تاریک در این کوتولهها عجیب است. همچنین شبیهسازیهای ما از #کیهان پیشبینی میکند که باید کهکشانهای کوتوله بیشتری در اطراف ما وجود داشته باشد.
محمدصادق فغانپور/ مجله نجوم