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The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."
astronomy  clock  history  time  interesting  inspiration  longnow 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Meteor showers as seen from space
3D visualization of NASA meteor shower data. Scientifically accurate and fully interactive.
astronomy  meteors  science  space  visualisation 
august 2018 by garrettc
Figures in the Sky
Data Sketches - May - Myths & Legends - Nadieh
astronomy  culture  visualisation  constellation  data  society  mythology  myths 
july 2018 by garrettc
Light pollution map
Interactive world light pollution map. The map uses NOAA/EOG VIIRS/DMSP (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), World Atlas 2015 overlays and SQM overlay managed by users.
science  astronomy  map  geodata 
december 2017 by garrettc
SpaceTime Coordinates Print
"Your STC Art Print will be the most precise and accurate depiction of the Solar System commemorating the personal date of your choosing. The latest NASA data and algorithms are used to compute precisely the positions of the planets and their orbital paths."
astronomy  science  nasa  data  poster  tobuy  gift  shopping 
september 2017 by garrettc
Quick, How Might the Alien Spacecraft Work?—Stephen Wolfram Blog
Relatively spoiler-free examination of the science behind Arrival from Stephen Wolfram, who consulted on the film.
film  cinema  science  aliens  arrival  communication  physics  astronomy  designthinking 
november 2016 by garrettc
Astronomers crack the secret of this gorgeous poem by Sappho
This is one of my favorite poems by the ancient Greek poet Sappho. She was a master of packing a lot into a very tiny lyric — which is good since, tragically, only 200 scraps of her verse sur…
poetry  history  astronomy  science  poem  space 
june 2016 by garrettc
NASA Mars Trek
"Mars Trek is a NASA web-based portal for exploration of Mars. This portal showcases data collected by NASA at various landing sites and features an easy-to-use browsing tool that provides layering and viewing of high resolution data."
astronomy  mars  nasa  space  map  science  exploration 
august 2015 by garrettc
Planetary Posters
Very cool art-deco style posters.
art  design  posters  tobuy  space  astronomy  planets 
july 2015 by garrettc
Riding Light on Vimeo
In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.
ifttt  vimeo  video  science  astronomy 
july 2015 by garrettc
Radio broadcasts leave Earth at the speed of light and travel outwards into space. Follow them through the Milky Way as you scroll backwards through time and listen to what the stars hear.
astronomy  history  music  space  science 
july 2015 by garrettc catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy
"We love space probes to the Moon and beyond! catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. For each space probe, we've affectionately crafted a short-and-sweet summary as well as handpicked geeky hyperlinks we think are worth exploring. Where possible, we utilize data from the Deep Space Network."
space  science  exploration  astronomy  cool  design 
february 2015 by garrettc
600 Rule?
Have you heard of the 600 rule? Did you know there are rules in star photography that you probably do not want to blindly follow?
photography  astronomy  astrophotography  science 
february 2015 by garrettc
NASA | Jewel Box Sun - YouTube
This video of the sun based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, shows the wide range of wavelengths -- invisible to the naked eye -- that the telescope can view.
ifttt  youtube  video  astronomy  science 
december 2013 by garrettc
Pulls timelines from Wikipedia, puts them into a coherent zoomable view.
graphics  inspiration  interesting  time  timeline  history  astronomy  science  society  humanity  nature  dinosaurs  visualisation 
november 2013 by garrettc
xkcd: Sphere
We are all trapped on the surface of a sphere.
astronomy  philosophy  cartoon  funny 
august 2013 by garrettc
Universe Sculpture
6cm glass cube laser etched sculpture of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey.
science  tobuy  gift  astronomy 
june 2013 by garrettc
100,000 Stars
A stunning interactive exploration of our Milky Way
3d  astronomy  science  space 
november 2012 by garrettc
Solar System Scale Model
A scale model of the solar system, over half a mile long wide.
astronomy  scale  science  space  wdcsintranet 
february 2012 by garrettc
Photopic Sky Survey
A 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures.
astronomy  photography  space  interactive  science 
april 2011 by garrettc
The stories of early space exploration, told through the original NASA transcripts. A @devfort production.
space  nasa  history  astronomy  archive  exploration  apollo  devfort 
december 2010 by garrettc
Homepage for the camera on board the MRO. Desktop goodness.
astronomy  experiment  hirise  mars  photography  images  desktop 
november 2010 by garrettc
Our Solar System — An experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations.
Requires Webkit or Chrome. Still trying to work out how the phases of the moon are done. Very clever
css3  animation  css  webdesign  html5  design  html  astronomy  solarsystem 
may 2010 by garrettc
Apollo 11 Saturn V launch footage
Stunning slow motion footage of the Apollo 11 launch.
video  space  nasa  apollo  science  astronomy 
april 2010 by garrettc
Ross Berens Posters
Stunning posters of the planets of the Solar System.
design  posters  space  science  artwork  inspiration  astronomy  tobuy 
february 2010 by garrettc
The Photographer's Ephemeris
Air based app for landscape photographers to display sunrise, sunset, moon height, shadow length and all sorts of other useful bits and pieces. iPhone version in the works apparently
photography  software  reference  free  astronomy  sun  moon  adobeair 
january 2010 by garrettc
Wheel of Stars
Star simulation that plays a chime as each star crosses the meridian, the chime is based on the stars temperature and brightness.
music  space  astronomy  art  audio  science  visualisation 
january 2010 by garrettc
Retro Astronomy Posters
Linked to a while back, but they're now for sale.
design  illustration  retro  astronomy  iya  tobuy 
november 2009 by garrettc
Hub of beauty
Stunning composite shot of the centre of the Milky Way taken by Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer. Desktop goodness!
astronomy  galaxy  space  photography  physics  science 
november 2009 by garrettc
Gigagalaxy Zoom
"Through three giant images, the GIGAGALAXY ZOOM project reveals the full sky as it appears with the unaided eye from one of the darkest deserts on Earth"
astronomy  space  science 
september 2009 by garrettc
Winter Deep Field
Experiment in long exposure night photography to expose details normally hidden to the naked eye.
photography  astronomy  space 
april 2009 by garrettc
Six month exposure
Justin Quinnell photographs with homemade pinhole cameras, including a stunning 6 month exposure of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.
photography  cool  astronomy  photo  bridge  sun  pinhole 
january 2009 by garrettc
The Aurora Live
Webcam at the University of Alaska Fairbanks that looks north towards the Aurora.
astronomy  aurora  science  webcam 
november 2008 by garrettc
Pickering’s Triangle
"Pickering’s Triangle is part of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, which includes the famous Veil Nebula." - breathtaking.
astronomy  photo  supernova  space  science 
january 2008 by garrettc
Incredible planetarium projectors
I remember visiting the London Planetarium when I was small and being fascinated by how alien the projector looked. Like something from a H.G. Wells novel.
astronomy  image  photography  research  resource  technology 
december 2007 by garrettc
Most. Powerful. Supernova. Evah.
I love this stuff, and the Bad Astronomer is just the man to explain it: "Octillions of tons of gas explode outward at thousands of miles per second, and the radiation emitted can fry planets from trillions of miles away."
astronomy  science  supernova  exciting 
october 2007 by garrettc
Did the earth move for you?
Give it a location and how long you were in flagrante delicto and this site will work out how far the earth moved. Silly science, I love it.
astronomy  humour  science 
june 2007 by garrettc
Expedition 10 Earth Observation Photos
"Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao, who lived aboard the International Space Station from October 2004 to April 2005, took more than 24,000 Earth observation photos... These are his 10 favorite"
art  astronomy  geography  images  photo  space  nasa  desktop 
january 2007 by garrettc
News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids
astronomy  space  weather 
january 2005 by garrettc

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