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Paolo Amoroso
Works at Planetarium of Milan, Italy (contractor: AstrOfficina)
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My space and Google collections on Google+
I organized some of my Google+ content in these collections about space and Google products: https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/collections

Samantha Cristoforetti
https://plus.google.com/collection/0iewT
Highlights and personal recollections about the activities, training, and journey to space of ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti 

Chrome OS Life
https://plus.google.com/collection/saQiP
My experiences as a new Chrome OS user

Google Play Newsstand
https://plus.google.com/collection/M5LiP
The Google Play Newsstand news and magazine reading app and its Producer publishing environment

Space Apps for Android
https://plus.google.com/collection/ANebI
Astronomy and space apps for Android

Image: my Google+ collections as shown by the Android app on my Nexus 6

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The ISSLive website works better than the Android app
How about holding in your hand the mission control center of a real spaceship? ISSLive, one of the geekiest mobile apps ever, does just that. It doesn’t work on the latest Android versions, but a workaround may be better than the app.

ISSLive is a NASA website and accompanying app that provides a wealth of geeky data and information on the International Space Station, including real-time telemetry from the major spacecraft subsystems: spacestationlive.nasa.gov

The Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa.isslive works on devices with KitKat or earlier but force-closes on Lollipop. ISSLive hasn’t been updated for the past 3 years and likely won’t anytime soon. Even the website was about to be axed but an awareness campaign saved it.

Using the ISSLive website
You can access ISSLive on your Lollipop device by just visiting the website with your favorite browser: spacestationlive.nasa.gov

The site provides most of the features and has similar data displays. It works better in landscape mode (the app is locked in landscape mode anyway). To access the live space station telemetry click Live Data on the home page and then Console Displays, or visit the telemetry page: http://spacestationlive.nasa.gov/displays/index.html

The site works well on Lollipop and may be even better than the app, so try it also with earlier Android versions. It’s much faster and, unlike the app with its tiny fonts, you can zoom any page.

In the screenshot I took with Chrome on my Nexus 6 you can see the telemetry of the space station’s life support system.

Be sure to explore the ISSLive site. Cool, isn’t it?

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Lunar lens flare
This view of the Moon’s lens flare from space is just perfect. The tonal range lets you to see at the same time the flare, the stars, and features on the Earth. Note the moonglint from 01:10.

Timelapse made from photos taken by the ISS Expedition 43 crew.
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Tropical cyclone Joalane
These impressive views from space of tropical cyclone Joalane give an idea of its sheer size. Timelapse made from photos taken on April 10, 2015 by the ISS Expedition 43 crew.
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Marooned (not)
The mission of +Samantha Cristoforetti to the International Space Station has been extended, so she’ll come back to Earth a few weeks later:

https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/posts/HWDfHWapt5p

Some news outlets are slightly confused about what’s going on, as you can see in this headline of an Italian newspaper (screenshot of Google Play Newsstand on my Nexus 6). The headline says: “Samantha bloccata nello spazio: ora non può tornare sulla Terra”. Which means: “Samantha stranded in space: now she can’t come back to Earth”.

Um, not exactly.

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Maybe they think she's waiting for a parachute to jump from the ISS. ;-)
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How to exit full-screen mode in Stellarium for Android
Stellarium Mobile Sky Map is a beautiful planetarium app for Android, a mobile port of the popular Stellarium desktop astronomy software by the same developer:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noctuasoftware.stellarium
http://noctua-software.com/stellarium-mobile

If you have Android KitKat or later, however, the clean, full-screen user interface may be confusing. There are no system bars to go back to the home screen or switch to another app, as you can see in the screenshot of my Nexus 6 with Lollipop. How do you exit full-screen mode?

Swipe from any edge of the screen with a hidden bar, i.e. swipe down from the top or up from the bottom. This brings back the system bars. The app uses the immersive full-screen mode supported in Android 4.4 and later:

https://developer.android.com/design/patterns/fullscreen.html

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AstronautiCAST 8x28 space podcast live
In an hour or so I'll go live with the other hosts to record episode 8x28 of the +AstronautiCAST Italian space podcast. If you understand Italian you are welcome to watch us.
 
AstronautiCAST 8x28 - Parliamo di spazio
Registrazione in diretta di AstronautiCAST 8x28 (episodio 28 della stagione 8), il podcast italiano sull'astronautica e lo spazio.

Mobile
Qui puoi guardare la diretta sul tuo smartphone o tablet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHMq_XAYHJk

Domande e commenti
Usa l'hashtag #AstronautiCAST  su Google+/Twitter.

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Il nostro sito
www.astronauticast.com

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Einked, an Inkscape replacement for the cloud
The search is over, I finally found an Inkscape replacement I can use in the cloud with my Chromebook. It’s the Einked SVG vector graphics editor, a free Chrome app:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/einked-vector-graphics-ed/eeodiejfjedlblfjmhckiljfopoggbkg

The app, which seems clearly inspired by Inkscape, has a user interface similar to the desktop software’s and provides most of its basic features. If you are familiar with Inkscape you’ll feel at home with Einked.

It’s actually not yet cloud-ready, as it doesn’t support saving to or loading from Google Drive or other cloud storage services. And some features are still limited, such as the text tool which doesn’t let you change the text size and has very few fonts. Einked, however, is under active development and has many new features on the roadmap. The author told me cloud storage support in coming in the summer of 2015.

Einked starts fast on my Acer C720 Chromebook, almost instantaneously. It also works offline. The screenshot shows the app’s window on my Chromebook. The app loads and saves SVG files and exports PNG and BMP bitmaps.

Having a Chromebook and planning to switch to Chrome OS for all my desktop computing needs, I had been looking for an Inkscape replacement for a long time. The vector drawing apps I found in the Chrome Web Store miss some of the features I need, such as coordinates and size readouts for graphical elements and layers.

Interestingly, the Einked app listing in the Chrome Web Store does include the keywords I was searching for, but wasn’t returned, so I had missed it. The Chrome Web Store is a mess, but this is another rant:

Helping improve the Chrome Web Store
https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/posts/6ZnKHWGkMos

I had lost all hope, then Christopher Baker let me know about Einked in the comments to a post of mine. Huge thanks Chris!
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Nice find! I never thought about searching a Chrome alternative to Inkscape, I will try this the next time, thanks for sharing it!
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AstronautiCAST 8x27 space podcast live
In an hour or so I'll go live with the other hosts to record episode 8x27 of the +AstronautiCAST Italian space podcast. If you understand Italian you are welcome to watch us.

We'll feature a great interview, don't miss this episode!
 
AstronautiCAST 8x27 - Parliamo di spazio
Registrazione in diretta di AstronautiCAST 8x27 (episodio 27 della stagione 8), il podcast italiano sull'astronautica e lo spazio.

Mobile
Qui puoi guardare la diretta sul tuo smartphone o tablet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMcb3OEqq6Y

Domande e commenti
Usa l'hashtag #AstronautiCAST  su Google+/Twitter.

Ci aiuti a spargere la voce?
Per farci conoscere potresti condividere questo evento. Grazie!

Il nostro sito
www.astronauticast.com

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When reality goes beyond an April Fool’s Day prank
Paolo Baldo came up with a great idea for the 2015 +AstronautiNEWS April Fool’s Day prank. We actually hesitated before publishing it, as it would have been too unlikely and hence easy to spot as a prank. Or so we thought.

Each year we gather with the contributors to the AstronautiNEWS Italian space news site and brainstorm a fun prank. This year Paolo suggested a fake story announcing an extension of +Samantha Cristoforetti's mission to the ISS. The extension was allegedly inspired by the One-Year Mission of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Kornienko of Roscosmos.

Here’s the AstronautiNEWS story, which we later marked as a prank:

http://www.astronautinews.it/2015/04/01/estesa-la-missione-di-samantha-cristoforetti/
English machine translation via Google Translate: https://goo.gl/QTKlXm

Well, the latest news is no prank.

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ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti and her Expedition 42/43 crewmates Terry Virts and Anton Shkaplerov are set for a longer stay on the ISS. The crew had been due to return to Earth on 14 May - their return date has now been delayed until early June.
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s mission on the International Space Station has been extended until the beginning of June. It was planned to end this week with a return to Earth together with NASA astronaut Terry Virts and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
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I actually meant if you had heard of our prank, not the mission extension :)
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Mercury at dusk
+Marco Bruno took this nice photo of Mercury setting over the Italian Cotian Alps seen from Rivalta.

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Mercury sets over Cotian Alps, in an incredibly clear evening.
Nikon D300s, Samyang 85 f/1.4, from Rivalta (Italy)
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Paolo, thanks for sharing! The peak is the Rocciamelone, at end of Susa valley
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Does Vector Paint support layers and rulers?
The video in the Vector Paint app listing of the Chrome Web Store shows a couple of features that seem to be missing from the actual app: layers and rulers.

Are these features available? Or maybe the video is about a different, unreleased version.
Create vector artwork with this free app.
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Thanks +Christopher Baker - the nod was appreciated :D
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Non-viral space, science & tech
Bragging rights
Used Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli's Merz refracting telescope. Viewed STS-120 Shuttle launch at KSC VIP site. SpaceTweetup alumnus.
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Science education and outreach activities for Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"
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Google products, Android, Writing
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  • Planetarium of Milan, Italy (contractor: AstrOfficina)
    Astronomy and space educator, present
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Nella mia recensione originale con voto 5 stelle avevo scritto: "Il bar offre croissant di pasticceria originali, gustosi e di qualità a prezzi in linea con quelli di un buon bar. Una varietà di scelta rara anche per i bar eleganti. I panini sono buoni ma piccoli in relazione al prezzo." Ora la direzione, nonostante il gradimento dei clienti e la perplessità dei baristi del locale, ha limitato la varietà di croissant eliminando quelli più originali e gustosi. Ho quindi diminuito il mio voto a 3 stelle perché il bar ha perso la sua unicità ed è in linea con la media degli altri.
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Il locale non è mai troppo affollato e si trova facilmente posto anche il sabato sera.
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Pizza buona e servizio ragionevolmente veloce anche il sabato sera con il locale pieno.
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Un viaggio nel tempo fra luoghi, arredi e accessori originali della prima metà del '900.
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