Category | NOAO

By Rob Sparks on June 8, 2019 in
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Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915. Four years later, Arthur Eddington led and experiment to observe the deflection of starlight during a total solar eclipse providing critical evidence supporting Einstein’s Theory. Nearly 100 years later, a team of astronomers and students is attempting to recreate his experiment in Chile during a total solar eclipse on July 2nd.

By Rob Sparks on May 11, 2019 in
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Podcaster: Rob Sparks and Dr. Joan Najit 

By Rob Sparks on April 13, 2019 in
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Occasionally the ISS will pass directly in front of the Moon or Sun presenting an interesting photographic opportunity. In this podcast, Rob Sparks describes how he has successfully photographed the ISS transiting the Sun and Moon with a DSLR and a zoom lens and describes techniques you can use to capture this distinctive image.

By Rob Sparks on March 9, 2019 in
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In this podcast. Dr. Aaron Meisner discusses Backyard Worlds, a citizen science project that looks for brown dwarfs & other low mass stars in WISE data. #365DaysOfAstro

By Rob Sparks on February 9, 2019 in
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The Poetry Of the Dark Energy Survey with @halfastro and Amy Catanzano #365DaysOfAstro @NOAONorth