1. Transit of Venus 2012 "Thank You, Jeremiah Horrocks"


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    The Williams College expedition to record the last Transit of Venus of this century. The team, led by Prof Jay M. Pasachoff, traveled to the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala, where the air is clear, windy, cold, low on oxygen, and, most importantly provides an unobstructed view of the entire event. Their goal was to image the atmosphere of Venus as it was backlit by the Sun. Their data may one day help identify other Earth size planets orbiting other stars. My personal goal was to record the entire 6 hour, 40 minute, event in the visible spectrum. What should have been a simple task wasn't. In spite of my efforts to anticipate each step involved in creating this time lapse video, just about everything that could go wrong did. Yet, with great effort and with the generous help of the professionals on Jay's team, my daughter Raisha and I managed to capture 119,512 images of the Transit. We learned so much. I want to thank everyone involved for his patience, enthusiasm and good humor. It was an honor to join all of you at this historic event. And a special thank you to Rob Ratkowski for sharing the stars... amazing! Oh, and do remember, Hawaii does NOT use Daylight Savings Time ! Aram Friedman To hear more of M. Salieu Suso's Kora music visit his web site. http://salieususo.fourfour.com/discography

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    • Venēras tranzīts / Transit of Venus - 2012


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      Venēras tranzīts 2012. gada 6. jūnijā Latvijā. Redzama tranzīta beigu daļa no plkst. 7.21 līdz 7.36. Saule pietuvināta 60x. Izmantots 300 mm reflektors ar 50 mm saules filtru (Baader solar safety film) un 25 mm okulāru. Putnu balsis fonā.

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      • My Talk at the DRAA


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        On June 13th, 2012, I gave a talk at the Durham Regional Astronomical Association. The primary focus of the talk was my effort to help save the James Webb Space Telescope, a project which was in a very serious funding crisis until November of last year. My short film 'Vision' won the SaveJWST video competition, and hopefully made some small difference in getting the Webb's funding back on track. As a prize I was awarded an hour's worth of observing time on the 2-meter Faulkes Telescope. During the talk I also highlighted some of the astronomy-based content from my blog that has generated buzz, talked about the importance of skeptical activism, and tried to illustrate the power of using art to promote science.

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        • Sunspot Evolution Observatory - Noaa 1460


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          To understand how much a sunspot can change during its life I think that the only solution is to see it. So I decided to produce short movies of the biggest sunspots that i will see during my sun sessions. Each submit will follow the evolution in a range of 6-10 days using up to 1000 images captured with time lapse of 10 minutes. As promised here is the first animation with multiple wavelight time-lapse. This one show the dynamics of the Sun's atmosphere over 7 days as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), following the active region NOAA 1460 in the month of April 2012, in three different wavelight to follow the birth of the sunspost. If you would like to see a particular big and beautifull sunspot evolution, let me know the NOAA code and date, i will try to make it. :) Movie produced by Paolo Porcellana. Data courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams. If you need the animations for didactic/informative purpose, let me know, I could give a better version

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          • StarSound Project


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            Demonstration of the 'StarSound Project', my BA work at the Cork Institute of Technology, located at Blackrock Castle Observatory. Music: Satellite Cobankat, written and played be myself Also check: http://starsound.clemens-anzmann.de http://www.clemens-anzmann.de http://www.bco.ie http://www.cit.ie

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            • Night Sky over Sweet, Idaho


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              Music by Stizreth http://soundcloud.com/stizreth

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              • SHSin2Space


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                SHS launches a probe to the edge of Space ... and retrieves the payload!

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                • 2012 Venus Transit


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                  Last June 5th 2012 we travelled to Norway and Sweden in order to observe the Venus transit. Weather was quite bad, but we managed to find a free of clouds place. Here we present a short video with some of the photos that we took. More info at http://laazotea.org

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                  • Venus Transit 6-jun-12


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                    • The Square Kilometre Array - It's on its way!


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                      A recording of a talk presented by Professor Peter Quinn, Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. In this talk Professor Quinn describes the international mega-science project to build the worlds biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array. Now that Australia and Southern Africa have been chosen by the SKA Project Office in Manchester to host different parts of this enormous telescope, the project is about to enter the final stages of design and construction. The first half of this video is a presentation followed by an in-depth question and answer session between Professor Quinn and the audience. This event was hosted by Horizon - the Planetarium at Scitech in Perth Western Australia on June 7th, 2012.

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