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A new astronomy book.
November 14, 2000
A new astronomy book...
Video astronomy - by Steve Massey, Thomas A. Dobbins, and Eric J. Douglass
At last, a complete guide to capturing images of the night sky on video! The authors, all experienced backyard skygazers and astronomical imagers, examine video technology past and present and demonstrate its many applications to astronomy. They explain how to use ordinary camcorders, "Web cams," and digital video cameras alone or coupled to Telescopes to record images of the Moon and planets, deep-sky objects, and fleeting celestial events such as meteor showers, occultations, and eclipses. This newest entry in the Sky & telescope Observer’s Guides series is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and color photos and diagrams.
Rocket Science for the 21st Century
Delta Rocket Launches Air Force Satellite
Hot stars are More Extreme that Previously Thought
ROCKET SCIENCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
A new type of rocket technology being developed at the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory has the potential to cut the time needed to take humans to Mars in half! Jennifer Laing looks at this advance in space propulsion and talks to NASA Astronaut Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz, Director of the ASPL, about the benefits of this technology for long duration space flights.
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DELTA ROCKET LAUNCHES AIR FORCE SATELLITE
A Boeing Delta 2 lifted off on Friday from Cape Canaveral carrying a US military navigation satellite into orbit. The launch occurred at 5:14pm GMT, and separation occurred 25 minutes later as the Lockheed Martin GPS satellite reached its final orbit. This GPS satellite joins the rest of the US Air Force constellation of ground navigation satellites, enabling the military (and others) to determine their exact position on the planet.
HOT stars ARE MORE EXTREME THAT PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
New images gathered by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory show the temperature inside brand new stars is much more intense than scientists previously suspected. Several young stars in the Orion Trapezium Cluster - a prime stellar nursery located in the Orion Nebula - get as hot as 60 million degrees, and give off X-rays 100,000 times more powerful than our own sun.
Wendy's Cosmic Page - http://www.epix.net/~cmos
Useful information and links for the backyard astronomer, with a twist!
Steve Crouch's astronomy Page - http://www.tip.net.au/~stevec
Astronomical images from a backyard site in Canberra
Fraser Valley Astronomers Society - http://www.fvas.net
Active club based here in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia Canada.
HobbySpace - http://www.hobbyspace.com
dedicated to space related hobbies and activities.
Cheyenne Astronomical Society - http://users.sisna.com/mcurran
Founded in 1986. Over 80 members. Monthly meetings, newsletter and summer star parties.
St Andrews University Solar theory Group - http://www-solar.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/
The homepage of the Solar theory Group at St Andrews University. Includes information about PhD positions.
SKYSGT's astronomy Homepage - http://members.aol.com/skysgt/index
Information for novice amateur Astronomers and first-time telescope buyers.
Science and astronomy Page - http://members.aol.com/boatree/space.htm
Pictures & information on NASA's Space exploration missions.
archaeoastronomy.com - http://www.archaeoastronomy.com
Ancient astronomical alignment sites plus equinox, solstice and cross-quarter chronometers.
Stars And Galaxies - http://cosmos.colorado.edu/astr1120/
an on-line hypertext covering astronomy beyond the solar system.
NASA's Space Settlement Page - http://lifesci3.arc.nasa.gov/SpaceSettlement/
Orbital space settlements, includes technical information and a student design contest.
Western Colorado astronomy Club - http://www.wic.net/WCAC
pictures by members and links to others, articles and much more
Medina County Astronomical Society - http://junior.apk.net/~matto/mcas.htm
A nonprofit organization founded May 12th, 1997 to promote the advancement of amateur astronomy
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