1. Mauna Kea Heavens 2


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    Shown here is timelapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The summit is at an altitude of nearly 14,000 ft (4200 m) and is the premiere site for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. Many of the scenes include the laser adaptive optics systems of the telescopes, which are used to correct for the turbulence of the atmosphere and thereby obtain sharper images. Some of my favorite still images of Mauna Kea can be found at www.sgphotos.com/photostories/maunakea. Please notify me at sean@sgphotos.com prior to featuring this video. I can be found on flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/geekyrocketguy/. This video can be viewed in 4K at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1JOU2iDKeM&. This is the sequel to the viral video "Mauna Kea Heavens," which can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/75542539. Song: "Hexon Bogon" by Mogwai. Gear: 2x Canon 6D, Rebel T2i, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 (via Fotodiox adapter), Rokinon 24mm f/1.4, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Rokinon 85mm f/1.4.

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    • Culture Night 2014


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      CULTURE NIGHT 2014 WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER Enjoy a late night of free cultural events in towns and cities across the island of Ireland on Culture Night, Friday 19th September 2014. Follow us on twitter @culturenight #culturenight Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

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      • 1/07/ 2014 | Story of the Refractor


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        Many of you are the proud owners of a refractor telescope, which will allow you to observe planets like Venus. In this month's program, we look at the fascinating story of the refractor from its humble beginnings.

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        • Mauna Kea Sunrise Time Lapse


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          Captured this morning Feb 8th, 2014 at the summit of Mauna Kea (13,796 feet) at 32 degrees F. Forty minutes of sunrise is condensed into about a minute.

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          • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building


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            A fantastic place for a FREE view of Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has two towers both with observation decks, but the south one is definitely better (from where this video was shot). There is so much to see such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Odaiba, pretty much all of Tokyo really. And on a fine day you can easily see Mount Fuji.

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            • Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory / Tour of the GranTeCan Telescope


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              Trip to the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. Aug. 8, 2013 My wife Brenda and I took a day off from our rigorous hiking itinerary to drive up to the observatories on the rim of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, 2400 metres above sea level. We we're lucky enough to tour the massive GranTeCan Telescope ... the largest optical telescope in the world. The GTC is just one of a fleet of 15 telescopes on the site ... all fascinating and dedicated to exploring the cosmos, optically or otherwise. Visits to the observatory are limited, an application must be submitted online well in advance ... and approval / admission is not guaranteed into any facility (refer to http://www.iac.es/eno.php?op1=2&lang=en). It is a very long drive from sea level at Santa Cruz, with winding, hairpin switchbacks. The road can be treacherous, is generally in bad shape and falling rocks are all to common ! No gas or water are available, oxygen levels are 25 % less and UV exposure is harsh. Car video footage only starts at the 33 km marker, far above the forested area, and more than 1.5 hrs from Santa Cruz. A great resource is "A Breathtaking Window on the Universe" by Sheila M. Crosby by Dragon Tree Publishing (I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in visiting or learning about the observatory at Roque de Los Muchachos). No access is permitted from 8pm - 8am to protect the facilities from light pollution. My wife and I, as well as myself solo on a second night, camped out discreetly on an adjacent peak, and only with red headlamp illumination in order to shoot Milky Way timelapse sequences (see https://vimeo.com/74459969). Note that wild camping is not permitted on the island, especially near the observatory. Do so at your own risk. It can get very cold and windy on the summit even during summer months. The only way to experience the night sky in as close proximity to the observatory is to hike. Special thanks to the staff and guides at the GTC and IAC for the tour. Filmed using the GoPro Hero 3 HD camera Delkin suction mount used to secure the GoPro Hero 3 camera to the front hood of the car Music: "Lost in Las Vegas" by Two Steps From Hell Watch our other hiking / timelapse videos of La Palma here: vimeo.com/album/2498182 I can be reached at r_hoff2002@hotmail.com

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              • Izaña Observatory tracking shot


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                This is a first try tracking shot. It's taken at the observatories at Izaña, Tenerife. Camera is a Canon 5D II, mounted on a Lil Mule on a 4m track. The shots were taken as the Lil Mule was moving and wasn't a move-shoot-move. Footage was then processed via LRTImelapse, Lightroom, Photoshop, QuickTime Player and Premier.

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                • BOSSCHA - The Planetarium


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                  Part one / look test of a fictional short film about a girl who woke up at a fantasy observatory, based on an original screenplay, inspired by and shot on location at BOSSCHA OBSERVATORIUM, Lembang, Indonesia. A REELITY pictures production. For more information : Website: reelitypictures.com Instagram : @REELITYpictures | @ferliciamandagi | @allanjanuar E-mail: info@reelitypictures.com

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                  • The Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


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                    The Washburn Observatory, completed in 1881, was the first observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the time, the third largest in the United States. The Observatory was one of the last to use a refracting telescope. Public viewings occur regularly throughout the year at this historic, hilltop landmark. Aired on WHA-TV, Wisconsin Public Television, August, 1984. http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~varda/Long_Wash_Obs_Text.html

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                    • Great Observatories Find Candidate for Most Distant Object WWW.GOODNEWS.WS


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                      http://goodnews.ws/ The newly discovered galaxy, named MACS0647-JD, is very young and only a tiny fraction of the size of our Milky Way. The object is observed 420 million years after the big bang. Video Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI) Great Observatories Find Candidate for Most Distant Object WWW.GOODNEWS.WS http://goodnews.ws/

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