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Slooh’s Partial Lunar Eclipse Show Starts Tomorrow
2013-04-24 15:01:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the first lunar eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on Thursday during the Pink Moon. This partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible in its entirety from eastern Europe, Africa, central Asia and western Australia. However, it will not be visible in North America unless you watch Slooh's live broadcast. The Slooh Space Camera will be broadcasting live feed of the partial lunar eclipse...

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...

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2012-09-12 21:37:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In relative terms, the Earth is about to escape another asteroid impact on Thursday by the hair on its chin. Although it's not like the 14-story sized asteroid is going to be nearing so close to Earth that you will be getting a prime view of in it your backyard, it will be about 7.5 times the Moon's distance from our planet. The asteroid, which is between 625 and 1,400 feet across, is close enough to Earth to be classified a...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing mission to share a live view of the universe, Slooh, the online Space Camera, in collaboration with Google will broadcast a live feed of today's total lunar eclipse from Dubai, South Africa and Cyprus starting at 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT. Stargazers all over the world are invited to simultaneously watch the total lunar eclipse unfold in what is expected to be the largest audience ever assembled for a celestial event. The lunar eclipse...

2010-12-20 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In an on going mission to provide a live view of the universe, Slooh, the online Space Camera, will deliver a live feed of tonight's total lunar eclipse through Sky in Google Earth. This will be the first total lunar eclipse in three years and will be an especially rare event, as the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth on the winter solstice, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Stargazers all over the world are invited...

2010-10-15 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharing a joint mission to map the universe, Slooh and Google today unveiled the launch of the Slooh layer in Google Earth, a live astronomy feature that brings the power of live space exploration to Google's global audience. The new Slooh "map the universe" layer integrates Slooh's Space Camera technology and worldwide network of powerful robotic mountaintop telescopes with the Google Earth application. Anyone, regardless of age or skill level, can...

2007-08-22 15:16:06

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SLOOH.COM, the leader in online astronomy, announces a new remote control observatory location in Chile -- opening up the other half of the Universe for live exploration. Slooh builds private observatories at professional locations and connects them to the Internet with patented technology. The Chile site will open the celestial wonders of the Southern Hemisphere to its members in the US, Europe and most of Asia when it launches this fall. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'