Live presentation of Activities at the Dwingeloo radio telescope by Jan van Muijlwijk on 5 April 19:00 UT on CosmoQuest . This presentation will be about the history and restoration of the 25-meter Dwingeloo radio telescope. It was the first 25-meter movable dish in the world at the time of its construction in 1956. The telescope’s remarkable discoveries marked the beginning of professional radio astronomy. In the 1990s the telescope became too difficult and expensive to operate, and professional research stopped. In 2004 the first plans were made to restore the telescope. A foundation was formed, and in 2006 the...

As a part of GAM 2013 AstroArt efforts, Nahum Chazarra will be presenting three of his video work: “8 Years Around Saturn” a video was created using the images taken by Cassini probe of the Saturnian system since 2004. “Dawn at Vesta: 8 Months in Orbit” the video summarizes 8 months of Dawn orbiting asteroid Vesta using the image sequences taken by Dawn in visible light and some 3D landscapes extracted from real images. “Total Lunar Eclipse 15 June 2011” the total lunar eclipse from Granada, Spain in 2011. Video screen followed by Q&A...

"Do you look up on a clear night and gaze in wonder at the stars deep in the Universe? They provoke inspiration and awe, a moment of calm, quiet, and peace in our hectic world. Serene Universe combines the awe of the Universe with these healing moments of serenity. It is a unique one hour film experience in which images and music are intimately intertwined. Starting on our beautiful planet, Serene Universe takes you slowly above the Earth, into the Solar System, the Galaxy, Deep Space and finally your inner space. Serene Universe is an entirely independent project by Maarten...

Panel of astro-artisits; Roger Malina, Richard Clar, and Daniela de Paulis will discuss how art changed after the launch of Sputnik, by presenting and examining works by contemporary artists. The live panel is on 21 April 18:00 - 19:00 UT at Cosmoquest . History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik, thus marking the dawn of the Space Age. With humankind gaining access into outer space for the first time in history, the launch of Sputnik changed the way we see our planet and we see ourselves in relation to the universe. This event is...

Le Voyage dans la Lune (2011-2012) is a black and white film composed of 26 “moonbounced” images of the lunar phases by Daniela de Paulis. Watch the video and join the Q&A live online during GAM 2013 on 20 April at 18:00 -18:30 UT on Cosmoquest . In September 2011, an amateur radio operator in Brazil transmitted the 26 images to the Moon in sequence, and the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the Netherlands received the signals after they reflected off of the Moon. Because of the distance the radio signals traveled on their trip to the Moon and back, some...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.