Yerkes Observatory future to be discussed Feb. 25

Yerkes Observatory future to be discussed Feb. 25 at Williams Bay High School

WILLIAMS BAY — Future plans for Yerkes Observatory could be presented later this month at a public meeting at Williams Bay High School.

Source: www.lakegenevanews.net/news/local/yerkes-future-could-become-clearer-feb-in-williams-bay/article_02135bb9-59f0-5cb4-9469-d2dfa2f3ceb5.html

Yerkes Observatory future to be discussed Feb. 25 at Williams Bay High School WILLIAMS BAY — Future plans for Yerkes Observatory could be presented later this month at a public meeting at Williams Bay High School. Source: www.lakegenevanews.net/news/local/yerkes-future-could-become-clearer-feb-in-williams-bay/article_02135bb9-59f0-5cb4-9469-d2dfa2f3ceb5.html

Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae

 

Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae

Very simple method of achieving excellent collimation of a Schmitt-Cassegrain using a home made Duncan Mask.

Source: alpha-lyrae.co.uk/2013/12/31/schmitt-cassegrain-collimation-made-easy-using-a-duncan-mask/

  Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae Very simple method of achieving excellent collimation of a Schmitt-Cassegrain using a home made Duncan Mask. Source: alpha-lyrae.co.uk/2013/12/31/schmitt-cassegrain-collimation-made-easy-using-a-duncan-mask/

Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World

 

Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World

Officials at the protest-hit telescope seek a construction permit for the island of La Palma

Source: physicsworld.com/a/thirty-meter-telescope-forges-ahead-with-canary-islands-site/

  Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World Officials at the protest-hit telescope seek a construction permit for the island of La Palma Source: physicsworld.com/a/thirty-meter-telescope-forges-ahead-with-canary-islands-site/

Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem

Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem

When you look through your viewfinder and things seem a little bit blurry or lacking definition, it’s probably because you are using an “el cheapo” lens.

Source: petapixel.com/2019/07/05/goodbye-aberration-physicist-solves-2000-year-old-optical-problem/

Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem When you look through your viewfinder and things seem a little bit blurry or lacking definition, it’s probably because you are using an “el cheapo” lens. Source: petapixel.com/2019/07/05/goodbye-aberration-physicist-solves-2000-year-old-optical-problem/

Deteriorating Kepler Space Telescope Refuses To Die

Unwilling to to go quietly into that good night, the Kepler Space Telescope is once again gathering scientific data — despite a malfunctioning thruster and painfully low levels of fuel….

Source: www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/deteriorating-kepler-space-telescope-refuses-to-die/

Unwilling to to go quietly into that good night, the Kepler Space Telescope is once again gathering scientific data — despite a malfunctioning thruster and painfully low levels of fuel…. Source: www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/deteriorating-kepler-space-telescope-refuses-to-die/

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction

They’ve started building the GMT!!!

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction

In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks.

Source: www.businessinsider.com.au/giant-magellan-telescope-gmt-construction-2024-completion-2018-8?r=US

They’ve started building the GMT!!! A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble’s is now officially under construction In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks. Source: www.businessinsider.com.au/giant-magellan-telescope-gmt-construction-2024-completion-2018-8?r=US

World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth

 

World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth

There’s a telescope under construction in Chile, and it’s slated to be the world’s largest – if it’s completed in time.

Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/31/world-s-next-largest-telescope-hopes-answer-question-life-beyond-earth

  World’s Next Largest Telescope Hopes to Answer Question of Life Beyond Earth There’s a telescope under construction in Chile, and it’s slated to be the world’s largest – if it’s completed in time. Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/31/world-s-next-largest-telescope-hopes-answer-question-life-beyond-earth

Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics

Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE instrument in Narrow-Field Mode, working with the GALACSI adaptive optics module, can now use this new technique to correct for turbulence at different altitudes in the atmosphere. It is now possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The combination of exquisite image sharpness and the spectroscopic capabilities of MUSE will enable astronomers to study the properties of astronomical objects in much greater detail than was possible before.

Source: www.eso.org/public/news/eso1824/

Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE instrument in Narrow-Field Mode, working Continue Reading

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope

Usng sub-par materials and inaccurate dimensions does not sound like the appropriate start to a precision engineering project. However, a team at Sandia National Laboratories has done just that.

Source: 3dprintingindustry.com/news/sandia-labs-apply-design-additive-manufacturing-build-precision-telescope-133906/

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope Usng sub-par materials and inaccurate dimensions does not sound like the appropriate start to a precision engineering project. However, a team at Sandia National Laboratories has done just that. Continue Reading

Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae

Possibly one of the best and easiest ways to collimate an SCT!

Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae

Very simple method of achieving excellent collimation of a Schmitt-Cassegrain using a home made Duncan Mask.

Source: alpha-lyrae.co.uk/2013/12/31/schmitt-cassegrain-collimation-made-easy-using-a-duncan-mask/

Possibly one of the best and easiest ways to collimate an SCT! Schmitt-Cassegrain Collimation Made Easy Using a Duncan Mask | Alpha Lyrae Very simple method of achieving excellent collimation of a Schmitt-Cassegrain using a home made Duncan Mask. Source: alpha-lyrae.co.uk/2013/12/31/schmitt-cassegrain-collimation-made-easy-using-a-duncan-mask/

340,000 stars’ DNA interrogated in search for Sun’s lost siblings | Australian Astronomical Observatory

 

Using the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), an Australian-led group of astronomers working with European collaborators has revealed the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky.

This is a major announcement from an ambitious Galactic Archaeology survey, called GALAH, launched in late 2013 as part of a quest to uncover the formulation and evolution of galaxies. When complete, GALAH will investigate more than a million stars.

The GALAH survey used the HERMES spectrograph at the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s (AAO) 3.9-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope near Coonabarabran, NSW, to collect spectra for the 340,000 stars.

Full release and more details here: 

  Using the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), an Australian-led group of astronomers working with European collaborators has revealed the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky. This is a major announcement from an Continue Reading