DIY DSKY: Apollo astronaut keypad being rebooted as open source replica

THIS I LIKE! Replica of the Apollo era DSKY computer. 

Compared to the computer interfaces of today, the display keyboard used by the Apollo astronauts aboard their spacecraft might look quaint — until you recall that it was central to flying to the first humans to the moon almost half a century ago.

Now, a Columbus, Georgia electronics company that has recreated World War II Enigma machines and specialized in “location-based entertainment” devices has set its sights on offering the Apollo Guidance Computer’s (AGC) display keyboard as an open source, Arduino-based replica ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019.

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THIS I LIKE! Replica of the Apollo era DSKY computer.  Compared to the computer interfaces of today, the display keyboard used by the Apollo astronauts aboard their spacecraft might look quaint — until you recall that it was central to flying to the first humans to the moon almost half Continue Reading

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies W. M. Keck Observatory

 

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies W. M. Keck Observatory

Latest findings using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii increase scientific understanding of how powerful winds generated by supermassive black holes impact and regulate the growth of 3C 298 Quasar Host Galaxy.

Source: www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/quasar_galaxy

  Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies W. M. Keck Observatory Latest findings using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii increase scientific understanding of how powerful winds generated by supermassive black holes impact and regulate the growth of 3C 298 Quasar Host Galaxy. Source: Continue Reading

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise – Lonely Speck

Another good tutorial. 

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise – Lonely Speck

 

Source: www.lonelyspeck.com/how-to-find-the-best-iso-for-astrophotography-dynamic-range-and-noise/

Another good tutorial.  How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise – Lonely Speck   Source: www.lonelyspeck.com/how-to-find-the-best-iso-for-astrophotography-dynamic-range-and-noise/

Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts

Fast Radio Burst (FRB) might actually be on the verge of being solved.

 

Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts

Pulses may be from a neutron star cocooned by a strong magnetic field – though experts are not ruling out more unorthodox explanations such as alien ships

Source: www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jan/10/astronomers-may-be-closing-in-on-source-of-mysterious-fast-radio-bursts

Fast Radio Burst (FRB) might actually be on the verge of being solved.   Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts Pulses may be from a neutron star cocooned by a strong magnetic field – though experts are not ruling out more unorthodox explanations such Continue Reading