.@AstroAndMusic discusses the MIDAS system for monitoring flashes and meteor impact on the Moon from small Earth-based telescopes.
A lunar eclipse, a conjunction between Jupiter and Venus, and two good lineups of planets bookending the month make January a spectacular month to go out stargazing, if you don’t mind the cold.
Mars at opposition, four planets at sunset, Venus shining bright, and a lunar eclipse for the other half of the globe. All these make July a pretty great month this year.
What to look out, and up, for in January as Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies.
Date: August 8, 2009 Title: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 1 Podcaster: Visanu Euarchukiati Organization: Khaikhan Nithan Dao http://www.khaikhan.in.th Description: Part 1 tells about Thailand’s astronomy before the 20th Century. Not long after the advent of the telescope, late 17th Century Siam (former name of Thailand) built the first modern astronomical observatory […]