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210 Doyle Ave, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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A time lapse movie of a near Earth asteroid.
 
Time lapse movie compressing 40 minutes of motion showing near Earth asteroid 1993 KH making a "close" pass by the earth. The asteroid is about 1/2 to 1 km in diameter and was at a range of 0.1 AU. It missed us by 9 million miles... this time.

There is a second asteroid 1973 SW in the frame which is one of the Trojans of Jupiter and has a diameter of 62.37 km.

The movie has 80 image frames taken every 30 seconds through a clear filter using a 16" telescope at Brown University Physics from 2008-11-23T23:29:41 to 2008-11-24T00:15:56 UTC
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The globular star cluster Messier 15 in the constellation Pegasus.

This photo was taken by +Michael Umbricht of Ladd Observatory in the Fall of 2008.
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The next lunar eclipse is Oct. 8, mark your calendar!

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#LE2014Oct08T
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The total lunar eclipse of Dec. 8, 1573. From De Nova Stella by Tycho Brahe.

http://books.google.com/books?id=GjgPAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
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The November 2003 lunar eclipse by Bob Horton of @LaddObs taken at Beavertail Park in Jamestown, RI
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The Horsehead Nebula in the constellation Orion. The glowing emission nebula was first seen in 1786 by William Herschel. The dark nebula of interstellar dust was first captured on film at Harvard in 1888 and recorded by Williamina Fleming. This photo was taken using a hydrogen alpha filter by Mike Umbricht of Ladd Observatory in 2007.
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Mars now rises as the Sun is setting and it is very bright in the early evening sky. Join us on a Tuesday night to see the planet for yourself through our telescope. #Mars

This photograph was taken last night using the 10" aperture telescope on our deck by +Scott MacNeill of Ladd Observatory. You can find more of Scott's astrophotos at http://exitpupil.org/
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Learn about Mars, Jupiter, and the Moon in Ladd Skies
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We will be closed tonight due to the rain.
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Interview of +Michael Umbricht of Ladd Observatory about the lunar eclipse by T.J. Del Santo of WPRI 12
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We had 38 mph wind gusts on the roof. My beard was taking on a life of its own...
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The astronomical observatory of the Department of Physics, Brown University. Est. 1891. Open to the public, free of charge, every Tuesday evening.
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Tuesday8:00 pm–10:00 pm
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(401) 863-2323
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Fax
(401) 863-2024
Address
210 Doyle Ave, Providence, RI 02906, United States
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