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8yr old daughter of @melissapierce driving a rover. ‪#‎GirlsWithToys‬
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The Majestic Milky Way Guided Tour
An annotated image that zooms into a few objects in The Milky Way core which can easily be imaged using a DSLR camera. Starting from left to right.

Images were taken last year in August, when The Milky Way was close to horizon, pretty surprised to see the details retained as the image was shot using Samyang 24mm on Canon 6D and tracked using Jonathan's Vixen Polarie.

This is a stacked Milky Way image made from 10 x 60sec images.
 Stacked in Nebulosity and Processed in Photoshop.
 
Credit: Amit Kamble
Date: May 15, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #MilkyWay #Stars #Astrophotography #Art #Science
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For her birthday I got my wife an awesome new lens for my camera.
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Melissa Rice of WWU speaking about Mars Curiosity Rover tonight. It was EXCELLENT. 
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This may be the best thing I've written so please read it I'M BEGGING YOU.
My wife and I own an Adult Family Home where a team of caregivers provides for several elderly residents who are too fragile to safely care for themselves. Sometimes around the breakfast table they...
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Nicely done, Sir Brad. Nicely done.
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NASA's New Horizons probe, which is set to perform the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, has begun hunting for possible rings and undiscovered moons, in an effort to identify potential hazards near the dwarf planet.
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When in doubt, shoot the Moon

Many of us have seen images of the Moon. However, this particular image of Luna is extremely interesting. Why?

Well for starters, it was taken on the 100" Hooker Telescope up at Mt. Wilson observatory. Yes. That's right... the enormous telescope that helped us discover that there are other galaxies and that the Universe is expanding... they also used to take pics of the Moon. 

Now stop for a moment. Look in the bottom corner. See when this image was taken? Yes. That's right. This image was taken in 1919. I finished processing this image this morning after taking a very tedious photograph of a glass plate negative that's been preserved at +Carnegie Astronomy for nearly a century. 

This is but one of the many plates they've allowed me to photograph in preparation for today's   #HubbleHangout  with the +Hubble Space Telescope  Hubble: The Man Behind the Name

We go live at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 7pm UTC

You can RSVP here: http://goo.gl/K9YGqi
or watch on YouTube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7ICBGzl6o

#Hubble   #HST   #Hubble25   #Moon   #Astrophotography   #HistSci  
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Hi. My name is Brad and I'm an astroholic. Carpe Noctem.
Introduction
Brad Snowder is an astronomer and a graduate of WWU with a bachelor of science degree in Physics with minors in astronomy and math, and with a master's degree in Science Education. He holds the Astronomical League's certificates for the Herschel 400 (cert. #89) and the Messier (cert. #737) deep sky observing programs.

Brad is an astronomy instructor at WWU and Whatcom Community College. In the past he has also taught astronomy courses for Skagit Valley College and for Northwest Indian College.

Being part Choctaw Indian, Brad has long had a special interest in preserving American Indian and other cultural starlore.
 
Brad has managed the WWU Planetarium since 1995.

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I can moonwalk backwards.
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    B.S. Physics
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    MEd. Science Education
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