logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Astronomy Site

BellaOnline's Astronomy Editor

g

October 13 2010 Astronomy Newsletter


Hi everybody

Here is the latest astronomy article from BellaOnline:

Royal Greenwich Observatory Photography
An ancient tree is young compared to the center of the Galaxy. The Sun shines through dark clouds as a perfect ring in an annular eclipse. These are two of the dazzling images in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. You can see the exhibition online.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28708.asp

I also added this review late last week, having had a lot of fun reading the book.

Bang! - Book Review
What would it take to explain the Big Bang Theory? James Lu Dunbar's "Bang!" might do it - and amuse you and your children at the same time. It's a splendid little book which tells the story of the universe in verse and appealing graphics.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art27548.asp

*Skywatch*

(1) Comet Hartley is a binocular object - with good viewing and dark skies in Perseus. I haven't seen it, but I'd be interested to hear if you are able to. You can find a sky map to help you on http://www.heavens-above.com/ .

(2) Jupiter is still the bright gem of the sky for those without binoculars.

(3) Both Jupiter and Uranus have been at opposition recently, i.e., at their nearest to us. Here is a lovely photograph: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101008.html

*Anniversaries*

(1) Monday was the 42nd anniversary of the first manned Apollo launch. It took place on October 11, 1968, over a year and a half after the horrific launch pad fire which took the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee.

Apollo 7 was an Earth orbit mission designed to test the systems. The tests were successful and NASA launched Apollo 8 a few months later, the first manned mission to orbit the Moon.

On October 13, 1968 the Apollo 7 astronauts made the first live broadcast from space.

(2) On October 15, 1997 Cassini-Huygens was launched, so Friday will mark a dozen years since it left Earth. It took nearly seven years to get to Saturn and on Christmas Day 2004 the Huygens probe was released toward the moon Titan. Cassini's original mission ended in 2008, but has been extended more than once. You can find the fantastic pictures and loads of information at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm .

*Big Event*

Saturday October 16 is Astronomy Day. This is mostly observed in the USA and here are the events listed: http://www.astroleague.org/AstronomyDay/AstronomyDay-2010-10.html (I couldn't find any events outside of the USA.) If you have a local astronomy society or planetarium, it's worth asking if they have anything special planned for Saturday.

That's all for this week. Wishing you clear skies.

Please visit astronomy.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Astronomy.

To participate in online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Astronomy located here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=323

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I welcome your feedback!

Do pass this message along to family and friends who might also be interested. Remember it's free and without obligation.

Mona Evans, Astronomy Editor


Unsubscribe from the Astronomy Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Astronomy Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters



g

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Astronomy Newsletter

g features
Cosmic White Christmas

Natural History Museum London - Astronomy Tour

Rosetta's Story Facts for Kids

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor