Hoewel erg mooi en goed zichtbaar aan het zuidelijk firmament, want lang donker, is de Orionnevel en het Orion sterrenbeeld niet mijn favoriete constellatie, want op het noordelijk halfrond is het dan winter. En ik woon in Nederland en houd van de lente. In de loop van die lente verdwijnt Orion uiteindelijk in het zuidwesten onder de horizon1Op dat moment is het herfst op het zuidelijk halfrond en die zien Orion dan ondersteboven, met Betelgeuze rechtsonder in plaats van linksboven.. Dus zie ik bijvoorbeeld toch liever de minder karakteristieke Centaurus constellatie omdat het dan in Europa lente of zomer is.
Alles over sterrenkunde
• biedt nieuws en achtergrondinformatie over sterrenkunde en ruimteonderzoek.
allesoversterrenkunde.nl – de meest complete sterrenkundige website in Nederland – biedt nieuws en achtergrondinformatie over sterrenkunde en ruimteonderzoek. De site is eigendom van en wordt beheerd door wetenschapsjournalist Govert Schilling. De nieuwsberichten (meestal Nederlandstalige samenvattingen van internationale persberichten) worden voor het overgrote deel verzorgd door Govert Schilling (GS) en Eddy Echternach (EE). De artikelen zijn publicaties van Govert Schilling in binnen- en buitenlandse kranten en tijdschriften. De website is ontworpen door Joost van der Borg van Moving Medium.
• Voor beginners en gevorderden
Wij helpen een beginner een goede keuze te maken voor de aanschaf van een telescoop. Er is zeer veel aanbod en vaak ziet men door de bomen het bos niet meer. Verder aandacht voor: Visueel waarnemen, Astrofotografie, Instrumenten, Theorie, Media, Instrumentele astronomie, en Markt.
• Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, ASTRON is part of the institutes organisation of NWO. Our mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen. We do this by developing new and innovative technologies, operating world-class radio astronomy facilities, and pursuing fundamental astronomical research.
Astronieuws is de nieuwspagina van het magazine Zenit, in samenwerking met Alles over sterrenkunde en het NOVA Informatie Centrum.
Get to know Astronomy magazine. The world’s most popular magazine covering astronomy, observing, and spaceflight news. Little did Steve Walther know that his brainchild would turn into the greatest magazine about astronomy in the world. At 29, the ambitious graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point launched a periodical about his first love, the stars. The first issue, August 1973, held 48 pages and five feature articles, plus information about what to see in the night sky that month. Since its inception, Astronomy magazine has grown thanks to the great people behind it. Dedicated by an obsession with the subject of astronomy, they are driven to assemble the best, most-absorbing material relating to the world of astronomy with every page they have. Names such as Walther, Berry, Maas, and Burnham long ago established the magazine’s stable foundation. And the names you see in the magazine today will carry on their tradition of excellence.
This article is about the scientific study of celestial objects. For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). Not to be confused with astrology, a pseudoscience.. Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία, literally meaning the science that studies the laws of the stars) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Relevant phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, blazars, pulsars, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, astronomy studies everything that originates beyond Earth's atmosphere. Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that studies the universe as a whole. Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history made methodical observations of the night sky. These include the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, Maya, and many ancient indigenous peoples of the Americas. In the past, astronomy included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy, and the making of calendars. Nowadays, professional astronomy is often said to be the same as astrophysics. Professional astronomy is split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects. This data is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. These two fields complement each other. Theoretical astronomy seeks to explain observational results and observations are used to confirm theoretical results. Astronomy is one of the few sciences in which amateurs play an active role. This is especially true for the discovery and observation of transient events. Amateur astronomers have helped with many important discoveries, such as finding new comets.
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• was a celebrity, scientist, and star of the original Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, but who was the real Carl Sagan?
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. Uniting scepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with visual, emotional and spiritual elements, it will be a transcendent experience – a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.
• Constellations: A Guide to the Night Sky
The constellations in tonight’s sky host many familiar star patterns. For northern observers, spring is the best time of the year to see the Big Dipper in Ursa Major, the Little Dipper in Ursa Minor, and the Kite in Boötes. Observers in the southern hemisphere can catch the stars and deep sky objects around the Southern Cross, the Fish Hook in Scorpius, and the Teapot in Sagittarius. The night sky tonight looks different depending on the location.
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
• Carl Sagan
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part, 1980 television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
• will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination.
Uniting scepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with visual, emotional and spiritual elements, it will be a transcendent experience – a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
• enables scientists worldwide to discover the secrets of the Universe for the benefit of all.
About ESO The European Southern Observatory (ESO) enables scientists worldwide to discover the secrets of the Universe for the benefit of all. We design, build and operate world-class observatories on the ground. Astronomers worldwide use our telescopes to tackle exciting questions and spread the fascination of astronomy: How did the Universe come into existence? What are black holes? Are we alone in the Universe? We are an intergovernmental organisation established in 1962 supported by 16 Member States (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), our host country Chile and strategic partners. ESO brings together over 750 staff from more than 30 countries, and countless more collaborators worldwide, all driven by the passion to build the best telescopes, serve the community and benefit society. We are humbled by the privilege to serve more than 22 000 users from over 130 different countries with excellent infrastructure, services, technologies and data. All our telescopes are currently located in the Chilean Atacama Desert, a marvelous place with unique conditions to observe the sky. ESO operates three observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. In addition, we are building “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”—ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, located on Cerro Armazones, which will be operated as part of the Paranal Observatory. At La Silla, ESO’s first observatory, we operate two of the most productive 4-metre-class telescopes in the world. Paranal is the home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), one of the most advanced optical telescopes in the world, and its unique Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), as well as two survey telescopes, VISTA and VST. In the future, Paranal will also host and operate the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) South, the world’s largest and most sensitive gamma-ray observatory. Collaboratively with international partners, ESO operates APEX and ALMA on the Chajnantor plateau. ALMA allows scientists to investigate the Universe in the millimetre and submillimetre wavelength range of light. ESO’s Headquarters are located in Garching, close to Munich in Germany. Here we conceive and develop cutting-edge telescope technologies together with our industry partners, and educate both children and adults in our visitor centre and planetarium, the ESO Supernova. Our central offices in Santiago are the hub from which we support the organisational operations in the country and collaborate with our host and partner country, Chile, its authorities, scientific community and society.
In The Sky
• Guides to the night sky
In-The-Sky.org is an online guide to what you can see in the night sky, automatically tailored to wherever you happen to live on Earth. Founded by Dominic Ford in 2012, it has grown to cover planets, asteroids, comets, deep sky objects, as well as satellites in low-Earth orbit. The site now includes an extensive searchable catalogue of astronomical events spanning the years from 1950 to 2300.
James Webb Space Telescope
• The Premier Observatory Of The Next Decade
From arrival at the ESA launch Facility in Kourou French Guiana, through launch and deployment, the pages linked here are your starting point for exploring Webb's launch and commissioning. The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) is a large infrared telescope with an approximately 6.5 meter primary mirror. Webb successfully launched from ESA's spaceport in French Guiana on December 25, 2021 07:20am EST ( 2021-12-25 12:20 GMT/UTC) . Webb is the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It studies every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System. Webb was formerly known as the "Next Generation Space Telescope" (NGST); it was renamed in Sept. 2002 after a former NASA administrator, James Webb.
• National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. The agency has a diverse workforce of just under 18,000 civil servants, and works with many more U.S. contractors, academia, and international and commercial partners to explore, discover, and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. With an annual budget of $23.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2021, which is less than 0.5% of the overall U.S. federal budget, NASA supports more than 312,000 jobs across the United States, generating more than $64.3 billion in total economic output (Fiscal Year 2019). At its 20 centers and facilities across the country – and the only National Laboratory in space – NASA studies Earth, including its climate, our Sun, and our solar system and beyond. We conduct research, testing, and development to advance aeronautics, including electric propulsion and supersonic flight. We develop and fund space technologies that will enable future exploration and benefit life on Earth. NASA also leads a Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes working with U.S. industry, international partners, and academia to develop new technology, and send science research and soon humans to explore the Moon on Artemis missions that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. In addition to those major missions, the agency shares what it learns so that its information can make life better for people worldwide. For example, companies use NASA discoveries and technologies to create new products for the public. To ensure future success for the agency and the nation, NASA also supports education efforts in STEM with an emphasis on increasing diversity in our future workforce.
New Atlas has been celebrating innovation and human endeavor since our first website launched in March 2002. Since then we’ve produced more than 60,000 articles covering advances in technology, science, transportation, architecture, design, and many other disciplines.
New Scientist is hét wetenschapsplatform vol ideeën die de wereld veranderen. We haken aan op de belangrijkste doorbraken uit het hart van de wetenschap. Van brein tot byte, van supernova tot supercomputer, bij New Scientist houden we u up-to-date met de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen.
• Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Astronomie.
Dit is de publiekswebsite van de Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Astronomie (NOVA). De website valt onder verantwoordelijkheid van het NOVA Informatiecentrum.
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
• Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space is a 1994 book by the astronomer Carl Sagan. It is the sequel to Sagan's 1980 book Cosmos and was inspired by the famous 1990 Pale Blue Dot photograph, for which Sagan provides a poignant description. In the book, Sagan mixes philosophy about the human place in the universe with a description of the current knowledge about the Solar System. He also details a human vision for the future.
Sky & Telescope
• Part of AAS Sky Publishing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Astronomical Society.
You’re in the right place: Our audience is astronerds. With our website, monthly magazine, products, and tours, we keep you up to date and enable you to dive deep into astronomy. As part of the American Astronomical Society, we have a nonprofit mission to share and enhance humanity’s understanding of the cosmos. Sky & Telescope has been bringing the sky and skygazers together since 1941. We cover all aspects of the science and hobby of astronomy, from scientific discoveries to what’s in the sky tonight and the latest equipment. Our content is written by expert professional and amateur astronomers and award-winning science writers who together share a passion for our amazing universe. We think that with the right encouragement, everyone can excel in astronomy — and we don’t have to skimp on the details to do it. Sky & Telescope is part of AAS Sky Publishing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Astronomical Society. Sky & Telescope, Night Sky, and skyandtelescope.org are registered trademarks of AAS Sky Publishing LLC. Sky & Telescope maintains a strict policy of editorial independence from the AAS and its research publications in reporting developments in astronomy to readers.
• Space exploration, innovation, and astronomy news
Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. For us, exploring space is as much about the journey as it is the destination. So, from skywatching guides and stunning photos of the night sky to rocket launches and breaking news of robotic probes visiting other planets, at Space.com you'll find something amazing every day.
• Natuur (werkelijkheid)
De natuur is de inhoud en werking van het heelal zoals door de mens waargenomen, ervaren en/of gewaardeerd. Hiertoe behoren de niet-levende en de levende natuur. De natuur wordt met name bestudeerd door de natuurwetenschappen. De niet-levende natuur omvat onder meer atomen, chemische stoffen, meteorologische, geologische en geomorfologische processen, straling, het buitenaardse, de materie en energie waar dit alles uit bestaat en de relaties hiertussen. De levende natuur omvat de levende organismen, zoals planten, dieren en de mens en hun invloed op de aarde.
• Astronomical, astrophysical, and other information about space objects and astrophysical facts
main purpose of WIKISKY is to consolidate astronomical, astrophysical and other information about different space objects and astrophysical facts. We hope to achieve this purpose using the principle of visualization. When a person reads an article about a star, the star is only the abstraction for that reader. The person cannot emotionally feel the reality of the star without actually seeing it. We strive to create an extremely detailed sky map to help everybody to better understand the information gathering about any space object and various phenomena connected with those space objects. There is the list of the functions that have already been implemented in our system: The system can display about 500 millions the space objects of the star sky. Information on every object maybe complemented and edited. There is an easy search of the objects in place. The users can upload the photographs of the districts of the star sky and integrate the objects on the map with the objects on the photographs. The first version of API is implemented. In present moment we continue to work on the following elements of the system: The additional catalogues of the objects should be included in the system. The system will reflect galaxies, nebulas, and invisible in optical diapason objects. The objects will be integrated into the different groups. The priority system will be implemented. It will allow assignments of moderators. A moderator should be a specialist who can receive administrative access to the objects of his interest. The enhanced search will carry out the complex retrieval and look-up of the objects. The result of the search can be put on the map or retained locally as a text file. We would like to include more functions in our system. These functions should be useful for specialists. Some of the functions will carry out statistical or other analyses of samplings. Other functions might not be connected to the objects at all. We would require the assistance of specialists to accomplish our ambitious plans. If you would like to help, please do not hesitate to email or call us.