Members Reports

The Hubble ULLYSES

. . The Hubble ULLYSES . / Blind Homer, Greek poet, who saw beyond sight, composed the great epic, the Odyssey tale of Odysseus, Latin Ulysses, quite iconic as hero, in ten-year travail . who strove in voyage legendary in scope to find his way home after decade-long war ‘midst obstacles monstrous, past limits of hope through thick and through thin to his Ithaca shore. . ULLYSES, here acronym for Hubble plan of Legacy Library of astrals young, is studying two fledgling star types in scan, both super-hot, massive and blue ones unsung . as yet, such as in thirty Doradus ...

What is an eclipse

An eclipse is full of surprising events : The chill that sets in, the darkening of the site (curiously not at the same speed between the eye and the camera), the hundreds of crescents on the tree leaves (or the salad mixers), the flying shadows, the inexorability of the sequences, the birds skimming the ground at full speed, the planets in broad daylight, the hole in the clouds because of the cold, swearing when you forgot a procedure when taking pictures, the screams of ecstasy, the feeling of being crushed when the shadow hits you, the Sun and Moon seeming very close, just above the atmosphere, the diamond ring to crown and close the event, the group ...
Our morning was truly magical as we gathered with over 500+ enthusiastic people, including many kids, to witness the partial solar eclipse event! Through eclipse glass, the telescope and the sunspot, we marvelled at the beauty of the Sun and the Moon dancing in the sky and were delighted to see some sunspots! What an incredible experience of nature's wonders! #eclipse #GAM2024
It was great to see the eclipse in its totaliy, perfectly centered, and I got some great pictures and videos. It was very busy with traffic backed up for miles after the event. I took one great picture and it is posted on the blog to share with you. I hope everyone got to see the eclipse as it will not happen in another 20 years. Best wishes and clear skies! Note: I had to turn the picture on its side, 90 degrees counter-clockwise, to accomidate this posting because of limitations for posting pictures. The red flare line to the right, should be on the bottom of the picture. That is the diamond ring getting ready to appear, just after totality as viewed from ...

Eclipse T-Shirts

Our souvenir eclipse T-shirts are still available to all members and friends.. These are made for us thanks to Celestron. Proceeds of the sales help AWB with our efforts AND are a great eclipse souvenir. Get yours today before they sell out. https://celestron.threadless.com/designs/celestron-and-awb-one-people-one-eclipse
With just a few hours away from the total eclipse in Arkansas with its totality at 1:50:05 p.m., I awate my reservation in downtown Russellville at noon where many representatives are awaiting for the event. We have NASA doing a research study on the eclipse, several noted Astronomers and even one Astronaut are attending the event including me, and people from several different states and countries all gathering in this almost rural city to see the eclipse in its totality. Me, being an original residence and growing up in this town makes it special to me that so many people are coming to my home town for this event including NASA. I have handed out many cards ...
Its Saturday and everyone is arriving in town for the Total Solar Eclipse. We will see it in its totality because we are right at the center of the event. NASA is in town to study the eclipse and today at 10 AM they gave a lecture outside about the event. They will be here through Monday having lectures every day at the same time. I made the 5 PM News last night as I was interviewed by an ABC affiliate KHBS/KHOG channel 40/29. I will be here in Russellville promoting AWB every day until Monday. We are hoping for clear skies as we may have some clouds that are forcasted. I will be posting every day and will have some pictures and videos to share after the event. ...
. . Eclipse Facts and Fancies . .. When the Moon moves between the Earth and Sun then comes a rare happening that can stun, above all a syzygy alliance, the term from the Greek in astro-science. . Once solar eclipses in history were viewed as a frightening mystery. Cultural superstitions abounded as rumors spread far and wide unfounded. . Many imagined the light was devoured by dragons or beasts super empowered. Herodotus wrote of one that brought peace and made warring factions their battle cease. . The Chinese of old took drastic measures against stargazers for drunken pleasures ...
Discovering the solar system: projects for the keen–eyed, camera–toting, and binocular wielding observer The “ Big Moon” Illusion a naked eye and camera activity Casual skywatchers since the time of the ancient Greeks have seen the rising moon as appearing much larger than after it has climbed higher in the sky. The moon is often portrayed in film and television as being very large and bright when it is near the horizon. All this flies in the face of the fact that the actual apparent size of the moon, whether it is rising or it is at its highest point in the sky is quite small. Fully extend your arm and outstretch your hand. The moon’s apparent ...
Another very cool poster shared by NC Norm Marizga from Science Stars Magazine! Thanks for sharing! Science Stars Magazine It's that time of the year again - Global Astronomy Month (GAM) is here! Every April, we celebrate the wonders of the universe together. An annual event in April organised by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) engages people in worldwide activities like stargazing events,lectures,workshops, and online discussions to promote awareness and appreciation of astronomy. What exciting activities do you have planned for this year's Global Astronomy Month? Share with us! #astronomy ...
Happy Global Astronomy Month (GAM)! Check out this beautiful GAM poster shared by National Coordinator Norm Marizga! Noveleta Astronomical and Meteorological Society Join us at Noveleta Astronomical and Meteorological Society as we celebrate Global Astronomy Month, marveling at the boundless wonders of the night sky and embracing the spirit of cosmic exploration together. ------ Do you have any artwork or posters to share about GAM? You can post them as a member report and share your work with the community.
MyNBC5 is the source for Burlington and Plattsburgh breaking news, weather and daily local news coverage. They also ran a news story about our recycling program and you can watch the video here: How your eclipse glasses can get a second life
WCAX-TV is Vermont's Own, founded in the Green Mountains of Vermont to serve the region with the most local news, weather and sports coverage for Vermont, North Country New York and the Upper Valley. Click on the link below to watch the news video about our eclipse glasses recycling program in Vermont. Link: CSWD collecting used glasses after eclipse
Hello to everyone under one sky! I am looking forward to the "Total Solar Eclipse in Arkansas" in 5 days. The RV's are arriving to capacity, and it looks like we may have a good turnout except for the workers at "Arkansas Neuclear One" energy plant that are facilitating the deactivating one neuclear core, and the activating of another in the bi-annual process of changing out the cores of radioactive materials. They arrived with others who are just here for the eclipse and I am not sure how many workers will actually be able to see the event, but all of their family will be here and are welcome to view it with me, and get some advise and training in the science ...

Eclipse of Sun

. .. Eclipse of Sun . Eclipse of Sun is quite a sight since for a while day looks like night when moon moves ‘twixt the Earth and Sun and over light the dark has won or seemingly in visioned sleight. .. That syzygy alignment might in past have given grievous fright. Yet now we know ere has begun eclipse of Sun. . These days this marvel can ignite excitement of supernal height with mise en scènes our senses stun in pageants not to be outdone, while world continues on despite eclipse of Sun. ... . . ~ Harley White .. . * * * * * * * * ...
Posted on: March 27, 2024 What to Do With Those Glasses After the Eclipse? It's the one accessory everyone will be wearing on Monday, April 8 but what you should do with those eclipse glasses when the party's over? Did you know solar eclipse glasses can’t be properly recycled in your curbside bin due to the mixed materials? Drop off your used glasses at the City's Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Gazebo and Clocktower Greens. Collected glasses will be vetted for quality and then sent to Astronomers Without Borders for reuse at future solar eclipse events around the world. Any glasses that are damaged/not ...
CSWD Collaborates with ‘Astronomers Without Borders’ to Give Solar Eclipse Glasses Another Use Published on April 2, 2024 by Beth Parent Post Eclipse Glasses’ Collection Throughout Chittenden County South Burlington, Vt – In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse event on April 8, 2024, Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is proud to announce its collaboration with Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) to prevent solar eclipse glasses from being thrown away and instead give them a chance to be reused. As excitement builds for this rare celestial event, many folks across the state and country have acquired solar eclipse glasses ...
Image credit: Warby Parker - Instagram Still searching for eclipse glasses for the upcoming celestial event? The countdown is on for the total solar eclipse and this eyewear shop in Canada is handing out free, ISO-certified shades to see the event unfold, until supplies last. Starting April 1st, Warby Parker will be handing out free eclipse glasses at their Canadian locations for a limited time only. Credit: Curiocity Posted Apr 1, 2024 By Karen Doradea Article: https://curiocity.com/warby-parker-totaly-solar-eclipse-canada/#google_vignette
A SPECIAL GREETING By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe . . I greet you, Global Astronomy Month 2024! Your programs will bring the Universe closer to us. . I greet you, Global Astronomy Month 2024! The people who love you will hear the silent voices of the sky better again. . I greet you, Global Astronomy Month 2024! May the total solar eclipse that will visit you always remain in our memory as a ring of light with fabulous diamonds and wonderful beads! #poetry #GAM2024

The farthest I've come...

Yesterday, after a few weeks, today is cloudy with clear skies almost all night. Of course, this is a great time to see where the DWARF II can go. So I aimed far away: the Whirlpool Galaxy - M51, which is 23 million light years away from the Milky Way... Total exposure of about an hour. I must say this is pretty amazing for a "telescope" with a focal length of 100mm (ten centimeters!!!!) and an 8 megapixel camera. I have known this object for many years. I watched it through telescopes with relatively large apertures, 10, 12, 14, and even 16 inches, and I have never seen anything like what this tiny device allows... This is the image that came out of the device ...