Doing Astronomy with Python
One of the things that makes Python so powerful is that you can find a module for almost anything. In this article, I cover Astropy, which was originally developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute for doing astronomy calculations like image processing and observatory calculations.
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IAU Signs Agreements for Five New Coordinating Offices of Astronomy
IAU Signs Agreements for Five New Coordinating Offices of Astronomyby Staff WritersCape Town, South Africa (SPX) Aug 21, 2015 The final signatures were received during a media event on Thursday 13 August 2015.
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SDSU astronomers discover new planet
At the 29th International Astronomical Union General Assembly on August 14, San Diego State astronomy professors William Welsh and Jerome Orosz announced the discovery of the new planet that orbits two stars instead of one - the 10th such planet ever discovered.
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NAU launches doctoral program in astronomy
It has been more than a decade in the making, but this year, Northern Arizona University launched its new doctoral program in Astronomy and Planetary Science, a step that program leaders say will continue to grow NAU's reputation in the scientific research community.
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Nigeria Joins Global Astronomy Network | The Guardian Nigeria
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has said that the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) now acts on its behalf in West Africa - which effectively incorporates Nigeria into the vast global network. A statement, at the weekend, released during the IAU's just-concluded 29th triennial General Assembly in the U.S.
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Astronomy can help children have fun with science
Posted By Mona Tatum Thursday, 20 August 2015 7:35 pmUpdated Friday, 21 August 2015 3:08 pm The Cayman Islands Astronomical Society President, Chris Cooke thinks children should be introduced to science at an early age. Mr. Cooke said children who are exposed to astronomy during their formative years, absorb the sciences at a faster pace.
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Unique observatory near Delta studying cosmic rays will soon be expanding
DELTA, Utah -- If you take a drive to the west desert of Delta, you'll find a sea of stars above, and, at your feet, what appears to be a sea of hospital beds. These two things actually work together, and University of Utah researchers say it's for good reason.
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Stargazers In Australia Set New World Record
Hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts in Australia came together to set the world record for the most number of stargazers at the campus of the Australian National University (ANU) on Friday. Around 1,609 people from Canberra flocked the ANU's Fellows Oval to participate in an event aimed at breaking the Guinness World Record for the most number of people to observe the stars using binoculars or telescopes simultaneously.
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Gaze at the Stars at the Intrepid's Astronomy Night
HELLS KITCHEN - Check out the stars on the deck of the Intrepid this Friday. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Astronomy Night on Aug. 28, featuring a talk by a local astrophysicist and then the chance to gaze through powerful telescopes on the ship's deck to get a closer look at the stars.
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Are you interested in astronomy? Join the club
Have you ever attended a planetarium show at St. Cloud State University? Have you ever gazed upward at the stars on a moonless night, wondering what is up there? Teaching astronomy for over 40 years has embedded in me a continual yearning for "what is new out there."
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USA Today Ranks Rensselaer
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the oldest technological research university in the English-speaking world. As it approaches its bicentennial anniversary, the Institute continues to be a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually every arena-from transportation and infrastructure to business, medicine, manufacturing, Big Data, outer space, and cyberspace.
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Send loved ones to the Moon ... in an urn?
The dream of space exploration is deeply rooted in many of us. We look up and see the stars and wonder what it would be like to soar into the heavens in a spaceship. Now, a company called Elysium Space is promising to make that happen...as a memorial.
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Mexican is first woman from LatAm to head International Astronomical Union
Mexico's Silvia Torres-Peimbert is the first Latin American woman to serve as president of the International Astronomical Union, or IAU, thanks to her five-decade scientific career. Torres-Peimbert, born in Mexico City in 1940, is only the second Latin American to lead the IAU - Argentina's Jorge Sahade headed the organization from 1985 to 1988 - and the second female IAU president after France's Catherine Cesarsky, who served from 2006 to 2009.
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October 2015: Secrets from Titan's seas
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Saturn's moon Titan is the only known body besides Earth with standing liquid on its surface. This world is an explorer's paradise NASA is only just beginning to study. And while the moon may resemble an early Earth, it's also terrifyingly alien.
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U of A connected to today's Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has a University of Arizona connection. The Cassini spacecraft recently snapped this dramatic panorama of Saturn's moon Dione. The high resolution image clearly shows the craters on the moon, which is about 680 miles across.
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Crash Course Astronomy: Brown Dwarfs
Last week's Crash Course Astronomy was particularly fun for me, because I love the topic of exoplanets. It's one of my favorite new fields of astronomy. But not my only favorite. Another is brown dwarfs, objects between the masses of planets and stars. I've been fascinated by them since long...
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Southern stars-the decade ahead for Australian astronomy
Astronomy is entering an exciting new era of exploration. Extremely large optical telescopes, including the Giant Magellan Telescope ( GMT), which is due to be built in Chile in 2021, will allow studies of stars and galaxies at the dawn of the universe, and will peer at planets similar to ours around distant stars.
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