domingo, 16 de agosto de 2015

Astronomers Analyze the Atmosphere of a ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet

http://www.technology.org/2015/08/15/astronomers-analyze-atmosphere-young-jupiter-exoplanet/

Spotlight for Portuguese Astronomy


Supporting the use of astronomy as a tool for development in specific region and languages, the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has established a Portuguese ‘Language Expertise Centre for the OAD’ (LOAD), hosted at Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia (NUCLIO), in collaboration with the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal. The centre is one of the new coordinating offices announced at the IAU General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii on 13 August 2015.
The five new offices will perform two important functions. Regional offices will coordinate astronomy for development activities in nearby countries, whilst language expertise centres will deal with language and/or cultural aspects. Each of the offices will be hosted by a local institution or consortium of institutes and supported in their efforts by regional partners. Read more.

sexta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2015

How Do Bikes Stay Up?


The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Northern Hemisphere


Full Moon, Full Earth

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Image Credit: NASA, NOAA/DSCOVR

International Astronomical Union Meeting Kicks Off in Hawaii




More than 3,500 astronomers and space scientists from 75 countries are expected to attend the XXIX (29th) International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly meeting, being held from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14. The two week meeting will be chock full of talks on all kinds of out-of-this-world science. Read more.

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