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…
A ragged, dynamic filament of magnetism is dancing along the suns southwestern limb today. It is so large, more than 250,000 km from end to end, that amateur astronomers are able to see it in great detail using backyard solar telescopes. John Stetson sends this snapshot from Falmouth, Maine
World's largest radio telescope completed 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. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon
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."
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
E.T. phone home: China eyes hunt for alien life with giant telescope
07/03/2016 - 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. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 30 football fields and has been hewed out of a mountain in the poor southwestern province of Guizhou.
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
Southern Utah's First Annual 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
Green Comet Lovejoy Dazzles in Spectacular Photo: See It in Telescopes
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…
“With Cedar Breaks National Monument newly minted International Dark Sky park status, residents of Southwestern Utah may want to check out what we can see in Southern Utah’s spring sky. ” #DarkSky #CedarBreaks #NPS101
This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 30 – July 8 - Sky & Telescope
'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)