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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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