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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...

2009-03-29 18:10:00

Leading online telescope provider partners with International Year of Astronomy's 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project to bring the event to the worldwide web. RODEO, N.M./>, March 29/> /PRNewswire/ -- LightBuckets today announced their participation in the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project as part of the International Year of Astronomy activities. Under the billing of "100 Hours of Remote Astronomy", LightBuckets will be offering 30 minutes of free observatory time to...

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2009-03-19 09:50:00

An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy. The picture that emerges from these first-ever simultaneous observations with optical, X-ray and new-generation gamma-ray telescopes is much more complex than scientists expected and challenges current theories of how the radiation is generated. The galaxy in question is PKS 2155-304, a type of object known as a "blazar." Like many...

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2009-02-19 08:20:00

What convinced Galileo 400 years ago that the Earth orbits the Sun and not vice-versa?  How did one man make such a startling discovery, armed with just a 2 inch lens telescope? To mark the UK launch of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) in the UK, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have surveyed the UK public to ask what Galileo is remembered for... and most people don't know. In the...

2009-02-11 11:41:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected to provide optical subassemblies for a new space-based telescope as part of Japan's Advanced Satellite with New system ARchitecture for Observation (ASNARO) project. Work will be performed by Goodrich's ISR Systems team in Danbury, Conn. Under contract to NEC and NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (NTSpace), Goodrich will design, fabricate, align and test the mirror assemblies for...

2009-01-27 11:59:00

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /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 record revenue growth and customer acquisition during the 2008 calendar year. North Plains won a record number of new customers in 2008 - an increase of 42% year-over-year and forecasts continued growth in the coming year, driven in part by a strong demand for TeleScope(TM), North Plains'...

2008-12-16 14:11:16

An international team of scientists is working under Antarctica's snow-covered surface to build the world's largest neutrino telescope. The telescope -- called IceCube -- will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica when it is completed in 2011, said University of Delaware Professor Thomas Gaisser, one of the project's lead scientists. IceCube will provide new information about some of the most violent and far-away astrophysical events in the cosmos, said Gaisser, who is managing the...

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2008-12-10 12:52:46

It's 40 degrees F below zero (with the wind chill) at the South Pole today. Yet a research team from the University of Delaware is taking it all in stride. The physicists, engineers and technicians from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute are part of an international team working to build the world's largest neutrino telescope in the Antarctic ice, far beneath the continent's snow-covered surface. Dubbed "IceCube," the telescope will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica...

2008-12-02 07:00:00

LONDON and TORONTO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- North Plains Systems, Inc., the world's leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and video asset management (VAM) software solutions, today announced ambitious plans to expand its global channel of strategic partners over the coming months. Due to the increased demand of its TeleScope(TM) digital asset management platform, North Plains will significantly grow its European base of technology partners, brand-name systems integrators, and...

2008-11-26 08:03:36

British amateur astronomers say they have a new challenge -- spotting an astronaut's lost tool bag orbiting the Earth, to be visible until early next month. The backpack-sized object was lost by astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper during a space walk last week and should be visible from Britain with a reasonably strong telescope or pair of binoculars through the first days of December, astronomers told The Times of London. The best opportunities for British stargazers to spot the tool bag,...


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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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