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Compton Crashes Back to Earth.
Would you like to help broadcast an eclipse on the Internet?
On July 16th, 2000 there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse, which will be visible from a large portion of the West Coast of North America, the Pacific Ocean, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Most of us won't be able to see it live, so I'm putting together a network of webcams to broadcast the event to the geographically challenged. If you'd like to participate, you need to do three things:
1. Check to see if you'll be in an area for the eclipse:
2. You need to own some kind of camera and video capture software and know how to put the images on a website. Here are a couple of articles on the subject:
3. Let me know that you want to participate, and I'll get back to you with instructions on how to take part.
Careful though, eclipse chasing can be addictive.
On a completely unrelated topic:
Here's a cool resource for job seekers. Pierre Oppetit over at Space Careers has put together a new Jobs Store that is so comprehensive, I thought I'd give it a quick mention. Pierre combs through the job postings of every aerospace company and space agency in the industry, and puts together a listing of all the jobs they have posted (usually in the 300-500 range of jobs). Each week's report costs $2.50, so you only need to pick up a report when you're actively searching for a new career.
Check it out: http://www.spacelinks.com/JobsStore.html?ut
Compton Crashes Back to Earth
NASA Signs Multimedia Contract
Astronomers Discover star Collisions Could Be Common
COMPTON CRASHES BACK TO EARTH
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory became a molton mass of shrieking metal as it plunged through the atmosphere Sunday morning, and rained debris into the Pacific Ocean - a job well done. The observatory was crashed on purpose by NASA to prevent a future unpredictable crash should it lose another gyro. Sunday death ends nine years of ground breaking gamma ray research. At least it looks like everything went safely.
NASA SIGNS MULTIMEDIA CONTRACT
NASA has announced a "$100 million deal" with Californian company Dreamtime, to produce high-definition TV footage of shuttle missions. The deal doesn't include any cash, but Dreamtime will sell the images it produces to commercial interests. NASA solicited proposals 6 months ago for this project, and selected Dreamtime out of 12 candidates.
ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER star COLLISIONS COULD BE COMMON
Astronomers used to thing that collisions between stars happened very rarely, but new evidence by a team from Villanova University indicate they may happen all the time, with catastrophic results. The collisions are far more likely for stars at the center of a Galaxy than the outer reaches (where our Sun is located). Some researchers believe that these colliding stars could be the cause of giant gamma ray explosions.
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
AlienResistance.org - http://www.AlienResistance.org
Biblical perspectives and counseling relating to the abduction phenomenon.
Sheffield Astronomical Society, UK - http://www.saqqara.demon.co.uk/sas/sashome.htm
Delivering astronomy to the residents around the Sheffield area in the United Kingdom
Western Colorado astronomy Club - http://www.wic.net/WCAC
pictures by members and links to others, articles and much more
B~Hive Cafe/Eyes on Space - http://www.geocities.com/area51/lair/1885
Updates from Way Outer Space, Mission out of Control, Space Debris, Pic of the Month, Conspiracy Corner, Final Cut
Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio - http://radio.cbc.ca/programs/quirks
Program information, science links and all recent episodes in Real Audio from CBC's national science radio program.
Planet Mars Home Page - http://personalwebs.myriad.net/tgunn
Worldwide Non-Government Mars Settlement Project
Rotary Rocket Company - http://www.rotaryrocket.com
Miami University astronomy Club - http://www.muohio.edu/~astro
Links to useful sites plus current event information and pictures.
Glens Astronomical Page - http://www.goliver.freeserve.co.uk
General Astronomy, telescope making, Deepsky observing.
Cosmic Images - http://www.netsync.net/users/ronccd
This site displays recent lunar, planetary and deep space images taken at Kohl Observatory.
Night Sky Over the Palm Beaches at the South Florida - http://www.sfsm.org/nspb.htm
a daily live tour of south Florida skies.
ALL THE RIGHT STUFF - http://www.alltherightstuff.com
Unique space themed toys, gifts, party supplies, inflatables and more.
Torun Centre for astronomy - http://www.astri.uni.torun.pl
Torun Center for astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Meteoritics and Planetary Science - http://www.uark.edu/meteor
International journal of planetary science. Primary research and invited reviews.
Astrophysics at Very Small Angles - http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~cgwinn
Gravity and pulsars at the smallest angular scales.
Dunsink Observatory - http://www.dunsink.dias.ie
Ireland's oldest scientific institution, founded in 1783.
Star Leaper - http://sites.netscape.net/oinosakai
The Internet magazine of Scifaiku - science fiction haiku poetry.
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