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This past September, China put on the "ear phones" and flipped the "ON" switch for the world's largest, most powerful radio telescope nestled in a vast, bowl-shaped valley in the mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou. The unrivaled precision of the...

This past September, China put on the "ear phones" and flipped the "ON" switch for the world's largest, most powerful radio telescope nestled in a vast, bowl-shaped valley in the mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou. The unrivaled precision of the...

Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) recorded an interesting image of the Sun on January 12, 2013 at 07:57 UTC. Using Kanzelhoehe H-alpa filters to spot the active regions of the Sun, BBSO telescope captured a plain and contrail flying afront of the Sun as seen from the Earth. The Big Bear Solar Observatory is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers…

Kanzelhohe Solar Observatory in Austria recorded an interesting image of the Sun on January 2013 at UTC. Using Kanzelhoehe H-alpa filters to spot the active regions of the Sun, they captured a plane and contrail flying afront of the Sun as .

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

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The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 20 Canadian football fields and has been hewed out of a mountain in the poor southwestern province of Guizhou.

'The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) east of downtown Los Angeles. The telescopes and instruments at the observatory are designed and employed specifically for studying the activities and phenomena of our solar system's star, the Sun.' (via wikipedia.org)

'The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is a solar observatory located on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of southwestern San Bernardino County, California (USA), approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) east of downtown Los Angeles. The telescopes and instruments at the observatory are designed and employed specifically for studying the activities and phenomena of our solar system's star, the Sun.' (via wikipedia.org)

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.  The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said.

E.T. phone home: China eyes hunt for alien life with giant telescope

The last panel of China's world largest radio telescope named "FAST", is installed in Pingtang county, Guizhou Province, China, July (China Daily via Reuters). Check the people inside for scale.

Astrophotographer Jeff Dai sent in a photo of the night sky over southwestern China. He writes: "The arc of winter Milky Way is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China. The dome, housing a 2.4 meter diameter telescope, is [illuminated] by the moonrise alpenglow."

Milky Way above Yunnan Observatory The Milky Way above Yunnan Observatory Jeff Dai from Chongqing, China

The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.  The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the

After five years of construction, China's 500 meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is now officially operational. It now holds the record as the world's largest telescope and covers a wider span of space.

Tabby's Star shines at magnitude +11.7 in the constellation Cygnus the Swan (Northern Cross) high in the southwestern sky at nightfall in late October. A 6-inch or larger telescope will easily show it. Source: Stellarium

Tabby's Star shines at magnitude in the constellation Cygnus the Swan (Northern Cross) high in the southwestern sky at nightfall in late October. A or larger telescope will easily show it.

"Having a more sensitive telescope, we can receive weaker and more distant radio messages," Wu Xiangping, director-general of the Chinese Astronomical Society, said of the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) nestled in a bowl-shaped valley between hills in the southwestern province of Guizhou "It will help us to search for intelligent life outside of the galaxy and explore the origins of the universe," he added underscoring the China's race to be the first nation to discover…

China Nears Completion of World's Largest Radio Telescope --"Goal is First Nation to Detect Alien Life" (A 'Galaxy' Insight) - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

“Southwest Utah Astronomy Festival a regional celebration of astronomy and dark skies. The festival will consist of events for all ages taking place throughout Southwestern Utah. Come experience night sky art exhibitions in Cedar City, attend a star party in Brian head, go on a night hike in Zion National Park, and look at the Sun from downtown St. George. ”  #DarkSky #AstronomyFestival #SouthernUtah

Southwest Astronomy Festival

“Southwest Utah Astronomy Festival a regional celebration of astronomy and dark skies. The festival will consist of events for all ages taking place throughout Southwestern Utah. Come experience night sky art exhibitions in Cedar City, attend a star party in Brian head, go on a night hike in Zion National Park, and look at the Sun from downtown St. George. ” #DarkSky #AstronomyFestival #SouthernUtah

China is ready to put on the "ear phones" and flip the "ON" switch for the world's largest, most powerful radio telescope, that is nearing completion in a vast, bowl-shaped valley in the mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou by the end of September, accompanied by regulations to protect the facility. Its unrivaled precision will allow astronomers to survey the Milky Way and other galaxies and detect faint pulsars, and work as a powerful ground station for future space missions…

China has finished work on the world’s largest single-aperture telescope. The Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) will search for extraterrestrial life and be used to explore the universe when it starts operations in September.

A newfound comet is turning into a cosmic treat for the New Year as it brightens into a spectacular night sky object as seen in this amazing photo by a Singapore-based astrophotographer. Officially cataloged as C/2014 Q2, the comet is named after its discoverer Terry Lovejoy of Queensland, Australia. Weather permitting, Comet Lovejoy should be easily visible to observers with binoculars or a telescope this week as it passes through left side of the constellation Eridanus in the southwestern…

Green Comet Lovejoy Dazzles in Spectacular Photo: See It in Telescopes

This image of the newly discovered Comet Lovejoy, was captured by veteran night sky photographer Justin Ng on Dec. 29 from Singapore. Officially cataloged as the comet is named after its discoverer Terry Lovejoy of Queensland, Australia.

Story  Incense from the southwestern desert.  Set the mood with this special bundle of two Juniper Ridge Desert Southwest Campfire incenses — Death Valley and Desert Piñon.  - Death Valley Campfire Incense evokes the land of the golden coyote and the ancient, red-ribboned earth of California’s majestic desert that spans 12 thousand feet of vertical elevation between Bad Water and Telescope Peak. This is a land of perilous adventure, of elegant and hardy wildflowers, at once hardy and…

Desert Campfire Incense Kit

Story Incense from the southwestern desert. Set the mood with this special bundle of two Juniper Ridge Desert Southwest Campfire incenses — Death Valley and Desert Piñon. - Death Valley Campfire Incense evokes the land of the golden coyote and the ancient, red-ribboned earth of California’s majestic desert that spans 12 thousand feet of vertical elevation between Bad Water and Telescope Peak. This is a land of perilous adventure, of elegant and hardy wildflowers, at once hardy and…