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2010-04-21 17:25:00

A NASA Boeing 747 carrying a German-made infrared telescope is ready to scan the skies for the first time. Project officials in a NASA hangar in Southern California's high desert showed off the 40,000-pound telescope on Tuesday. The telescope assembly is mounted in the rear of the former Pan Am jetliner.  A huge hatch opens during flight to allow the 98-inch-diameter telescope to view the sky. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is expected to capture its...

2010-03-01 11:02:22

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been dominated for its first half century by a hunt for unusual radio signals. But as he prepares for the publication of his new book The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone?, Paul Davies tells Physics World readers why bold new innovations are required if we are ever to hear from our cosmic neighbors. Writing exclusively in March's Physics World, Davies, director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University...

2009-11-20 10:30:00

NEWTON, N.C., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first of 25 North American antennas to be manufactured by General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies for the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) astronomical observatory was recently installed at the ALMA Operations Site located high in the Chilean Andes. Traveling on a custom-built transporter from the ALMA Operations Support Facility at 9,500 feet above sea level, the 12-meter, 100-ton antenna made a 22-mile trek to the Array...

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2009-08-25 16:00:00

Four hundred years ago on this day, Italian astronomer and philosopher Galilei Galileo unveiled a device that would become a timeless symbol of scientific discovery "“ the telescope. Throughout his lifetime, Galileo would improve upon his first eight-powered telescope model, allowing him to make unprecedented discoveries. After noting that the moon's surface was not glossy and smooth, as well as showing that Venus had a range of moon-like phases, Galileo was seen as an outsider by the...

2009-08-24 08:00:00

TORONTO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems Inc., the world's leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and rich media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced that KMWorld has named North Plains' TeleScope(TM) as one of the magazine's "Trend-Setting Products" of 2009. TeleScope was selected for its unique ability to help organizations create, manage, distribute, repurpose and monetize their digital assets. For the past 15 years, TeleScope has been the...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

TORONTOJune 2 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems, Inc. (www.northplains.com), the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced that Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) has selected TeleScope(TM) for its centralized digital asset repository. The new system will enable TBS, Inc. to develop a standalone system that can seamlessly integrate with other digital asset management solutions already in place within...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

TORONTO and NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning TeleScope Video Manager. The solution addresses the unrelenting demand for new content for both corporate marketing departments and broadcast, media, & entertainment (BM&E) companies. It provides needed support for video workflow and editing, secure...

2009-05-29 12:29:00

TORONTO and NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that Hachette Book Group (HBG) will implement North Plains' revolutionary TeleScope Publishing Platform(TM) (TPP). The new agreement will provide HBG with an unprecedented ability to manage their entire asset lifecycle from editorial, typesetting, eBook creation, promotion through to the distribution and monetization of...

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2009-04-20 10:27:37

Astronomers with the e-Merlin system of telescopes have seen "Ëœfirst light' as they look forward to being able to see further and more clearly than ever before. "The new optical fiber network, together with new electronics at each telescope and a powerful new "Ëœcorrelator' which combines the signals at Jodrell Bank, will make the telescope one of the most powerful of its type in the world," said Professor Simon Garrington, Director of e-Merlin. "The e-Merlin fiber...

2009-04-20 03:00:00

TORONTO and LONDON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) software solutions, today announced the unveiling of its ground-breaking TeleScope Publishing Platform(TM) (TPP) - a modular, totally integrated solution that for the first time, addresses every aspect of the digital publishing workflow. The innovative design redefines how publishers create, distribute and sell their content by streamlining their production...


Latest Telescope Reference Libraries

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Telescope -- A telescope is an instrument composed of one or more lenses or mirrors to gather and focus electromagnetic radiation. Telescopes increase the observed angular size of objects, as well as their apparent brightness. The largest telescopes are used in astronomy. A telescope was first turned on the sky by Galileo Galilei, the Italian scientist. (Telescopes used for non-astronomical purposes may be called "transits," "monoculars," "binoculars," "camera lenses," or "spyglasses".)...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Radio Astronomy -- Radio astronomy is the study of celestial phenomena through measurement of the characteristics of radio waves emitted by physical processes occurring in space. Radio waves are much longer than light waves. In order to receive good signals, radio astronomy requires large antennas. Radio astronomy is a relatively new field of astronomical research. The earliest investigations into extraterrestrial sources of radio waves were by Karl Guthe Jansky, an engineer with Bell...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Parabolic Mirror -- A parabolic reflector or parabolic dish is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. Parabolic reflectors can either collect or distribute energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector functions due to the geometric properties of the paraboloid shape: if the angle of incidence to the inner surface of the collector equals the angle of reflection, then any incoming ray that is parallel to the axis of the dish will be...

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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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