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Astronomy Rewind fast-forwards to reanimate "zombie" astrophotos

October 10, 2018
More than 30,000 celestial images that were all but lost to science are about to find their way back into researchers' hands thanks to the efforts of thousands of citizen scientists. The photographs, radio maps, and other telescopic images were scanned from the pages of dusty old journals for a cosmic reclamation project called Astronomy Rewind. Its goal is to bring these "zombie" images back to life so that astronomers can find them online and compare them with modern electronic data from ground- and space-based telescopes, making possible new studies of short- and long-term changes in the... Read more about Astronomy Rewind fast-forwards to reanimate "zombie" astrophotos
Visualization and the Universe: How and why astronomers, doctors, and you need to work together to understand the world around us, at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, Friday, October 12, 2018:

title slid: Visualization and the Universe: How and why astronomers, doctors, and you need to work together to understand the world around us.Astronomy has long been a field reliant on visualization. First, it was literal visualization—looking at the Sky. Today, though, astronomers are faced with the daunting...

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WWT on "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman"

May 1, 2008

In 2008, Harvard Astronomy Professor Alyssa Goodman took up a yearlong sabbatical at WGBH, where she served as that organization’s first “Scholar-in-Residence.” During her time there, she co-created and starred in Emmy-nominated Fetch! Episode 13 of Season 4 (titled "Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? It's Ruffmanman!"), which explains multiwavelength sensing by prominently featuring WorldWide Telescope.... Read more about WWT on "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman"

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A better sense of place: Astronomer to speak on the race for longitude

May 13, 2015

Imagine trying to find your way across open water with no landmarks and no point of reference. That was the challenge that faced European navigators who launched the Age of Discovery in the 15th century, leaving behind known ports and coastlines to ply the Atlantic and, ultimately, Pacific oceans. Out of sight of land, these sailors relied on the sun and stars, traveling routes known to other explorers ― and to pirates ― and hoping to arrive safely at their destinations.... Read more about A better sense of place: Astronomer to speak on the race for longitude

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Congreso del Futuro generó espacios para el debate en temáticas de importancia mundial

January 18, 2018

Spanish: "Astroinformática, medicina social, tecnología educativa, migración y exoplanetas fueron los temas que se abordaron durante este importante congreso en su tercera versión a nivel regional."

Translation: "Astroinformatics, social medicine, educational technology, migration and exoplanets were the topics addressed during this important congress in its third version at the regional level."... Read more about Congreso del Futuro generó espacios para el debate en temáticas de importancia mundial

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