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2014-04-07 23:29:52

Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning astronomy guide Star Walk for Windows Phone. Star Walk is an educational augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning stargazing app Star Walk for Windows Phone. Star Walk is an educational augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars,...

2013-12-31 16:21:31

Public is invited to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in National Harbor. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you ask most people what big event occurs in Washington, DC, every four years, they'll probably say the presidential inaugural. For astronomers and journalists who cover astronomy, though, the answer is the return of the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting -- the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" -- to the nation's capital. The 223rd AAS...

Best Vacation Hotspots Centered Around Stargazing: Exclusive
2013-09-24 15:16:48

[ Watch the Video: Stargazing On Your Next Vacation - Where To Go ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone's idea of a vacation seems to center around a beach or a resort, so how about mixing things up a bit on your next trip by venturing out to a place far from city lights, to a land that blankets you in a night sky like you've never known. How light pollution affects a city can be best summed up with a quote from Alex the lion -- a character from the...

2013-08-07 23:19:24

Astronomers and star-gazers of all kinds will cluster in this northern Michigan resort town Oct. 4-5 for two days of activities, films and talks celebrating World Astronomy Week. Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Astronomers and star-gazers of all kinds are expected to cluster in this northern Michigan resort town Oct. 4-5 for the inaugural Midwest Space Fest. The festival – timed to coincide with World Astronomy Week -- will feature two days of activities, films and talks –...

2013-07-23 08:21:10

Dr. William Colom is an amateur astronomer and is fascinated with stars and objects in space. He owns his own telescope that he uses to look for space objects visible from earth. NEW LONDON, Conn., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For centuries, people have been fascinated by the stars and exactly what they mean for us on earth. Dr. William Colom has joined a millennia-long tradition of stargazing to look for answers about 'what lies beyond the earth.' The advantage Dr. William...

Grant From Uwingu Fund Will Help Dark-Sky Save Our Stars
2013-06-03 13:54:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) was recently awarded a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the organization's new program called "Save Our Stars." According to IDA, Save Our Stars (SOS) is a program aimed to work with amateur astronomers and other groups to educate about light pollution, provide information about how it can be diminished, and educate about the importance of limiting sky pollution to protect the...

2013-05-08 08:22:27

Public is welcome to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in Indianapolis. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indy 500 happens twice this year: once in late May, when the world's elite auto racers converge on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and again a week later, when more than 500 professional astronomers, educators, journalists, and guests converge on downtown Indianapolis for the 222nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), 2-6 June 2013, at...

2013-04-19 08:58:32

At a major planetary defense conference in Flagstaff, AZ, last evening, the Planetary Society announced the winners of its 2013 Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grants and was recognized itself for the Society´s long history of international leadership in the detection and mitigation of threatening asteroids, and other planetary discoveries. “As the Chelyabinsk impact demonstrated, asteroid impacts happen; they are dangerous, destructive, with no regard for human life,”...

Comet Discoveries Garner 2012 Edgar Wilson Award
2013-01-30 07:24:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. The awards, created and funded by the will of the late business man Edgar Wilson of Lexington, Kentucky, have been given out for 14 consecutive years. Five recipients received plaques and cash awards this year: • Leonid Elenin of...

Astronomy Day Celebration Via Slooh
2012-10-19 07:14:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomy Day is taking place on Saturday, and one organization will be broadcasting live celestial programming to celebrate. Slooh will be offering up 11 hours of free broadcasting of the cosmos, focusing on a particular topic or various celestial objects. The organization said that Paul Cox will be hosting the 11-hour live extravaganza, accompanied by several guests like Bob Berman. The broadcast will start by telling the story...


Latest Amateur astronomy Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Sample Entry: Astronomy is the scientific study of stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and other phenomena that occur outside Earth's atmosphere (e.g. cosmic radiation). Astronomy deals with the evolution, physics, chemical makeup, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, and also the formation of the universe. The word Astronomy comes from the Greek words astron (meaning "star") and nomos (meaning "law"). Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Since the dawn of man, people always...

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2009-04-28 11:47:36

The Reverend Thomas William Webb (December 14, 1807 "“ May 19, 1885) was a British astronomer and faithful clergyman. The lone son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Webb was raised and educated by his father in absence of his mother who died in Webb's early childhood. He travelled to Oxford to attend Magdalen College. Soon after, he was ordained a minister by the Anglican Church in 1829. In 1843, he married Henrietta Montague. Mrs. Webb died on September 7, 1884. Webb followed shortly...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Amateur Astronomy -- Amateur astronomy, also called backyard astronomy, is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the night sky (and the day sky too, for sunspots, eclipses, etc.), and the plethora of objects found in it, mainly with portable telescopes and binoculars. Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient objects, such as comets. Such...

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