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By tigtog on December 22, 2012
Several hours before the official solstice time of 11:12 amUTC* on December 21st 2012, this was what the sun looked like rising over Stonehenge.
By tigtog on September 23, 2012
Scheduled for the exact minute of the September Equinox BECAUSE I CAN.
By tigtog on August 26, 2012
NASA’s astronaut corps is losing its pioneers. First Sally Ride died in July, now Neil Armstrong has died as well. Of course the celebration for the success of the new Mars Rover mission has been a huge boost for astro science and engineering, but it’s not direct human exploration, and that saddens me. Without humans [...]
By tigtog on August 6, 2012
Today the Mars Science Laboratory mission finds out whether they made all the calculations correctly as the delivery vehicle targets Gale Crater for Curiosity’s landing. Landing should be at 15:31 AEST.
By tigtog on June 21, 2012
Happy June Solstice all! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This week’s whimsy features Jeremy Deller’s inflatable sculpture Sacrilege. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By tigtog on June 4, 2012
Nicole at Skepchick has links for how and when for this week in 2012. The Local Transit Times page on the Transit of Venus website reckons that for Sydney the details are as follows:
By tigtog on December 22, 2011
It was about seven hours ago, and I meant to schedule a post to publish at the exact time, but life got in the way. Whatever your cultural/religious/astronomical orientation, may the turning of the calendar lead only to better things for you.
By tigtog on December 12, 2011
It’s too long since I’ve put up a spectaculat starry time lapse video, and I needed some astronomical comforting after cloudy skies meant that I missed the lunar eclipse on Saturday. Via Bad Astronomy, this spectacular effort has pre-Incan petroglyphs in the foreground! Stéphane Guisard [...] has created a beautiful time lapse video of the [...]
By tigtog on October 31, 2011
The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope even got its own Google Doodle:
By tigtog on September 23, 2011
Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.
By tigtog on June 22, 2011
It must be time for another Stonehenge pic.
By tigtog on June 16, 2011
Yep, still getting my regular APOD fix.
By tigtog on May 18, 2011
from Astronomy Picture of the Day
By tigtog on March 20, 2011
In two respects:
- It was pissing down rain last night, and the moon could not be seen behind the cloud cover.
- Nothing dramatic or remarkable or disastrous happened at all.