Clear sky ... and it shows on the meteor detection cameras, plenty of stars, milky way, satellites, meteors, planespic.twitter.com/Qyk71Zv4cz
ctober 25, 1789 Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (1789-1875), German chemist and amateur astronomer born. Chased for inter Mercury planet. Discovered in 1843 sunspot cycle.
Tomorrow at 05h BST Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 18.4° West. Look in the morning, if clear, if you have a good Eastern horizon, and ... if you can get out of bed.
Donating my own 8" Meade LX200GPS EMC to Scopes4SEN (without tripod). Free for UK Special Educational Needs location; or £900 (money for Scopes4SEN). Purchased new 2006, comes with due heater, eyepieces, solar filter, NexImage CCD. To be collected Tissington (or add shipping).pic.twitter.com/ea94gYzoEO
work on solar magnetism, he initiated a research program in solar acoustic oscillations, which led to the discovery that sunspots absorb acoustic waves and hence can be detected on the invisible side of the sun. In 2001 he joined the Applied Physics Lab where he worked on
dynamic than previously thought, because total replacement of the surface magnetic flux occurs within only ten days. In 1981 Barry became an Astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, where he headed the Mees Solar Observatory. In addition to further
Ph. D. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He did his postdoctoral work at the Mt. Wilson Observatory where he and Dr. Robert Howard discovered the solar torsional oscillations. LaBonte and Howard also showed that magnetic fields on the sun are much more
October 24, 2005 Dr. Barry J. LaBonte, a senior solar physicist in the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory died, age 56, October 24, 2005, in Philadelphia, of complications following surgery. Barry earned a B.S. in Economics and a
October 24, 1995 While many eclipse chasers went to India, Thailand, Vietnam, etc, I went to the far east small island and observed totality from Angges, Sangihe Talaud (Sulawesi) with 1m54s totality.
October 24, 1667 Govaart (Godfried) Wendelen, Belgian astronomer died. Observed eclipses and calculated solar parallax. Known as Vendelinus (Mooncrater) and born in Herk-de-Stad, Belgium in 1580 where I was born. I co-organized his 400 year celebration in 1980 Herk de Stad
recorded the transit of Mercury on 7 Nov 1631. He was also the first to His other achievements include being credited as the first to name the aurora borealis, and for explaining the atmospheric phenomena known as a parhelion (sun dog or mock Sun) as being due to ice crystals.
October 24, 1655 French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Gassendi died. From Digne, Alpes des Haute Province, he observed the partial lunar eclipse of 14 April 1623. Gassendi became the first person to observe the passage of a planet across the face of the Sun when he
Rotation, by F Richard Stephenson, Cambridge University Press, 1997, page 227. Stephenson points out that as only 93 percent of the Sun was obscured, the allusion to darkness must be exaggerated, and that this eclipse is the earliest in any civilisation for which the stars