After a lot of complications, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator is resuming operation on February 20, ramping up to a beam intensity of 3.5 TeV (trillion electron volts) sometime in March. It will then run for a period of 18 to 24 months, and will then shut down in early 2012 for winter [...]
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Kozhikkode : AASTRO Kozhikkode Team is in a busy schedule conducting a series of astronomy popularisation programmes in various parts of the district.AASTRO district fractionconducted more than half a dozen programmes with in two weeks after its formation.Some of them include Skywatching session in Providence Womens College,Elathur CMS Girls High school and so on…
On 12th February 2010, just before sunrise, you will see something
fantastic at the eastern horizon. You will see Mercury very close to the
Moon. They will be in Conjunction.Conjunction is a term normally used in positional astronomy.It means that as seen from same place,say earth, two celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky.The event also known [...]
Kottarakkara,Feb.09 : AASTRO Kollam district chapter is now ready for its activities throughout the district after its first meeting at DIET Kottarakkara on Feb 09th.The core committee for its activities formed in the meeting in which around 50 members participated representing various Colleges,Schools,SSA,KSSP and other bodies in the district.
AASTRO will soon have [...]
The Moon Minerology Mapper (M3) on Chandrayaan-1, which famously discovered the presence of water and hydroxyl molecules on the lunar surface material last year, has now identified a new lunar rock type on the far side of the moon. The M3 is a NASA instrument. This was reported here on Monday by Carle Pieters of [...]
Mars swings to within 99 million kilometers of our fair planet this week, making its closest approach until 2012. Get your telescope out, or simply look up and gaze at the steady orange-red glow of the Red Planet. It rises in the east in the constellation Cancer just after sunset. You can’t miss it. [...]
Stunning photographs by Tobias Kampschulte and other German Eclipse Chasers who were there at Thiruvananthapuram with AASTRO for the ASE watch can be viewed from the link :’ http://astro-digital.de/fotos/rsf2010/Thumbnails.html .
In the mid-18th century, in a time before Messier and the Herschels, the humble and diligent Lacaille,a French Astronomer, cataloged more stars than all other astronomers of his era combined, and assigned names and places for southern constellations still in use today.
Born in 1713, the young Lacaille’s was left [...]
Jan 15th – Annular Solar Eclipse
Jan 27th -Closest Approach of Mars
Jan 30th – Mars at Opposition
Jan 30th – Biggest Full Moon at Perigee