Saturday, March 17, 2012

View the Stars from Space

Ever wondered what the stars in our skies looked like from 500 miles in space?  Well wonder no more as we get a 3 minute time lapse of the stars from within the International Space Station.

Check out the video

The Stars as Viewed from the International Space Station. from AJRCLIPS on Vimeo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Save Earth From Killer Asteroids!

Many people know that a big asteroid killed of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and many people know that similar asteroids are still a threat to Earth.  What many people do not know is that they can help spot these killers before it's too late.  It is actually very simple, all it requires is a telescope.  A person can buy a telescope and actually look for these objects in the sky.  Then if they spot one they could spread the word and professional agencies could train their telescopes on the object and potentially save the Earth from a natural disaster.  To top this off here is a video by Emily Lakdawalla from The Planetary Society explaining the threat and how to help.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Orion Nebula is NSFW

LOL. XKCD does it again.  Now with astronomy.  check out this picture of Orion and Orion's "sword"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TED Talk - Light Pollution

Light Pollution is a serious problem, and not just for astronomers.  Light Pollution is a danger to wildlife and humans alike, its not just "I can't see the stupid stars" So please watch the video and visit the IDA for more information on how to stop or reduce the effect of light pollution.
International Dark Sky Association - Website

*If you have never seen the milky way at night please check out this list of approved dark sites around the world.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Milky Way Time Lapse in 4K!

Check out this cool video by Harles99 of the Milky way but shot in 4k! Just make sure to click the gear and select "Original" as the quality.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

When the Moon Hits a Church

Ok the moon doesn't actually hit the church but it appears as a sort of rocket in Maik Thomas's Time Lapse Video that looks like it's going to hit.  Just watch the beautiful video and see for yourself.
By the way the bright object is the moon. Just throwing it out there.

Six and a Half Hour ( HDR Startrail Timelapse ) from Maik Thomas on Vimeo.

UPDATE: This was also featured on Bad Astronomy.