Data Release #2 from Gaia

Image: #GaiaMission Launched in 2013 to chart the sky to unprecedented accuracy, the Gaia spacecraft has obtained more than one trillion individual observations so far. Observing each star repeatedly, Gaia can measure its parallax = the apparent motion on the sky which is really caused by Earth (or in this case the satellite) orbiting the …

Earth Day 2018

Poster: Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day 2018 – What are we doing to minimize the use of plastic? Twitter Moment ‪Earth Day 2018 https://twitter.com/i/moments/987861028426862592‬ Headlines https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-did-earth-day-become-just-a-__-holiday https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change Planeta.com What are your plans for Earth Day? Plastic

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is a world-wide event observed each spring and fall. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our universe. Key Links Astronomical League Latest Astronomy Day Information Astronomy Day Fact Sheet Astronomy Day Co sponsors Free …

International Dark Sky Week 2018

International Dark Sky Week takes place April 15-21. Hashtag: #idsw2018 Key Links http://www.darksky.org http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018 https://www.facebook.com/IDAdarksky https://twitter.com/IDADarkSky Tweets by IDADarkSky Twitter Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/985891301919883265‬ History International Dark Sky Week was created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow and the event has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each …

Yellow

Photo Yellow = of the color between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive color complementary to blue; colored like ripe lemons or egg yolks Translating: Where did you get that yellow? Spanish: ¿De dónde sacaste ese amarillo? German: Wo hast du das Gelb? Embedded Tweets Where did you get that yellow?! @HendSportandRec …

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover

Poster Latest video from SVAstronomyLectures: When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover. For five years, Curiosity has explored Gale Crater, one of the most intriguing locations on Mars. In this richly illustrated talk, the Project Scientist discussed what the rover is capable of and the many things it has …

Hoodoo

Photo: Bryce Wikipedia: A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney or earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Bryce Canyon National Park protects the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Also found in Bisti Embedded Tweets 📸👉Henri Droski …

Lake Powell

Nature Bingo Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest fabricated reservoir by maximum water capacity in the …