Category Archives: Events

Science-related items you might want to put on your calendar.

Announcement: Radio Astronomy Conference

In addition to the lectures, there will be great conversations, radio observations by KSL Labs – 12 GHz. Educational Radio Telescope and Radio Astronomy Supplies, 21cm Spectral and Continuum Radio Telescope, as well as music entertainment by the Scientists and Staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory (Stochastic Orchestra), all in the historic Custer Institute. Continue reading…

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This Week at Hilton Pond (8-21 December 2013)—#586—“23rd Annual York/Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count

Figure 1. Two Great Egrets (see photo) with black legs and yellow bills were probably the best sightings for this year’s York/Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count. They’re far more common on the Carolinas coast. (Photo copyright Bill Hilton Jr.)

In conjunction with National Audubon Society, “This Week at Hilton Pond” we organized and compiled the 23rd annual York/Rock hill (South Carolina) Christmas Bird Count. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: Amateurs and Astronomy

Addressing the Peninsula Astronomical Society at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.

The bottom line of my presentation was that this column began as an amateur astronomy column in 1928, and remained so for the next 24 years. During that time, it was the go-to place for new innovations in mirror grinding, telescope mounts, and all the thousands of details that lie along the way. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: Christmas Citizen Science


One of my earliest experiences in what we would today call “citizen science” was participating in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Continue reading…

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Sunday Morning’s Rare Hybrid Eclipse


Skywatchers in the eastern United States, northeastern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and most of Africa will be treated to a partial solar eclipse, while people along the path of totality in central Africa will see the sun totally obscured by Earth’s nearest neighbor for a few dramatic moments. Continue reading…

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Upcoming Radio Astronomy Conference

This purpose of this conference is to bring researchers and educators together to explore the importance of education in the area related to Radio Astronomy and the related sciences. Continue reading…

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“Explore Your Universe” Lectures

It’s that time of year again! The cool crisp nights and the changing of the aspens can only mean one thing: Fall is here, and with it the 2013 edition of our “Explore Your Universe” lecture series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries. Continue reading…

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High Energy Amateur Science – September Meeting


Our High Energy Amateur Science (HEAS) group held its September 2013 meeting on a beautiful Sunday in late summer. We discussed many interesting topics and had the “Light the LED” contest; demonstrated an electrostatic motor, diamagnetic levitation and a tuning eye tube. Continue reading…

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Announcement: Radio Astronomy Workshop

The main objective of this meeting is to discuss the future of pulsar
and transients science at low frequencies. Transients and pulsars
constitute significant components of the science programmes of LOFAR,
MWA and the LWA. But what are prospects for detecting both pulsars
and transients in large numbers with these instruments? Continue reading…

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The 2013 Eureka Prizes

Best science photograph: Amateur photographer and marine biologist Richard Wylie's photo of a weedy seadragon. Photo: Richard Wylie.

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership & commercialisation, school science and science journalism & communication. Continue reading…

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