Astronomy with a minimum of terminology and technology.
By: LowerCal , 10:09 PM GMT on April 07, 2015
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This blog entry's primary but not entire focus will be on lower (& upper) California weather - specifically the 4 year (as of April 2015) and ongoing drought. Updates will appear in the comments.
Excellent links relevant to spaceflight and astronomy appear below in this entry. I have not updated these links in a while so if you find a link doesn't function or if you have a candidate for addition to these links post a comment or send me a WUmail.
***** Links *****
Today - SpaceWeather.com,
Astronomy Picture of the Day,
Lunar Photo of the Day,
365 Days of Astronomy
& Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
This Week - SkyandTelescope.com - This Week's Sky at a Glance,
SkyWeek | Sky and Telescope TV,
& Jack Horkheimer - Star Gazer, Current Scripts
This Month - SkyandTelescope.com - Sky Tour Podcasts,
& HubbleSite - Tonight's Sky: Your guide to constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events
Anytime - Stellarium (free planetarium for your computer),
Sky & Telescope Interactive Sky Chart (online planetarium),
& The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness
Simplest - Satellite Flybys by SpaceweatherPhone.com
More satellites and more info - Heavens-Above.com.
Spaceflight Now - Worldwide Launch Schedule,
Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule,
& Wallops Flight Facility Launch Webcast & Blog
Reentries - Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies - Upcoming & Recent Reentries
Live Aurora Cams:
Jokkmokk, Sweden (cam 4),
Jokkmokk, Sweden (cam 5),
Yellowknife, Canada (click on CONNECT AURORAMAX LIVE),
& Poker Flat, Alaska
The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.
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Updated: 11:24 PM PST on February 27, 2017