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putting the vastness of space into perspective
I found this link on youtube and thought really put things into perspective in a way that others can understand. http://www.youtube.
Jun 14, 2010
Two amateurs have observed, imaged and video recorded a bright flash impact on Jupiter. This is the second impact within the last year. One amateur is the...
Jun 4, 2010
It's Full of Stars! M13 Globular Star Cluster in Hercules
The image of M13 in the Scituate Observatory photos folder (and this group's home page temporarily) is somewhat like you would see through Skyscrapers
39; 12 or...
May 30, 2010
Jupiter Loses S. Equatorial Belt
Jupiter apparently has lost its S. Equatorial belt, at least temporarily. Jupiter has been on the other side of the sun from earth and this recent event...
May 14, 2010
Skyscrapers movie night
This IMAX film opens in March. Is anyone interested in going? http://www.imax.
Mar 19, 2010
Hubble Ultra Deep Field Image
Here is a nice video of the Hubble telescope image of the Ultra Deep Field image. www.youtube.
Feb 25, 2010
"The Sputnik Years"
"Award winning science journalist Kelly Beatty will deliver a public lecture "The Sputnik Years" TOMORROW, Feb 18, at the Ocean Explorium, 174 Union Street in...
Feb 18, 2010
Making Your Own 3D Images of Mars
Posting at request of Skyscrapers member, Al H. ************
* I was having some fun playing with the Mars Rover...
Jan 12, 2010
A New Comet Near the Sun
There is a new comet coming into the inner solar system from a direction near the sun, so it isn't easily visible and one of the dangers of something striking...
Jan 5, 2010
A Newly Discovered Trans-Neptunian Dwarf Planet
Mike Brown's Planets blog discusses some of the dwarf planets and now a new one was just discovered from the southern hemisphere. ...
Dec 30, 2009
Drift align using a webcam, DSI, Imaging Source, etc
I haven't tried this yet but it looks rather simple. http://wcs.ruthner.
Dec 23, 2009
Geminid Meteor Shower 2009
I observed 19 geminids over a 45 minute time between about 3:00 and 3:45 AM Dec. 14. My view was restricted since I viewed toward Providence through a window...
Dec 14, 2009
photo illustrated on home page
The credits shown for the image on the home page is incorrect. That's not my image, it's Lloyds....
Nov 23, 2009
We are still looking for volunteers for the Girl Scout visit to Seagraves this Wednesday December 12th at 7:00PM. Either volunteer to bring your own scope or...
Nov 20, 2009
NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula
First attempt at imaging with filters. The images, using a Meade DSI Pro, were taken and processed with Nebulosity. Some areas are blown out. My next...
Nov 19, 2009
Dobsonian Dual-axis equatorial platform
Has anyone had any experience with a Dob platform? I am thinking about trying to build one using a small stepper motor and drive control with a linear...
Nov 1, 2009
Camera mount for the 12" Meade LX200 at Seagrave
For piggybacking a DSLR camera, I have a Meade piggyback camera mount that fits my 8" Meade but do we have one kicking around that fits the 12" Meade at...
Nov 1, 2009
Worse year ever
I traditionally open up my observatory and bribe the trick-or-treaters with a Mars bar if they look thru the scope and tell me what they see. But tonight, as...
Oct 31, 2009
Hello all! I was just wondering if you were meeting tonight. It's really overcast, so I doubt it, but I thought I would double-check. -Samantha Viall Sent from...
Oct 25, 2009
Meade users group worth viewing (especially LX200 stuff)
Oct 19, 2009
Orion narrowband filters
I think it was last winter when I first tried the Orion narrowband filters and haven't used them since. I remember having issues with them so I finally had a...
Oct 13, 2009
Saturn's Giant Infrared Ring
The Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a giant faint dust ring around Saturn in the infrared part of the spectrum. The new ring is not visible to the normal...
Oct 7, 2009
We have a new member to our group who is interested in doing an astrophotography project. This is for a high school senior project and might require the...
Sep 24, 2009
Re: Digest Number 177
Anybody up for a field trip sometime this fall?-Bob ... From: skyscrapers_
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Sep 24, 2009
75 percent of RI students unable to demonstrate proficiency in scien
As a science education organization we should all be concerned about this... all the more reason to participate in those star parties. ...
Sep 24, 2009
MPC Observatory Code I15
Congratulations, Pete, in getting your official Minor Planet Center Observatory Code "I15" assigned to Wishing Star Observatory. It is certainly a recognition...
Sep 7, 2009
McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center Observatory is now open
Sep 4, 2009
Mt Wilson webcam - See the smoke!
Aug 31, 2009
epsilon Aurigae citizen science project
I'm just back from a workshop in Chicago on an astronomy/education project called Citizen Sky. The goal is to get people involved in observing epsilon Aurigae...
Aug 13, 2009
The Perseid Meteor Shower of August
David A. Huestis Historian Skyscrapers Inc. July 11th, 2009 The Perseid Meteor Shower of August As I write this column in mid-July, it appears we may have...
Aug 9, 2009
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