Project 4000 – KEEPING IT A MILLI IN THE 4000

Skynotes June 2011 – The Planetarium at Scienceworks by Taz
June 16, 2011, 12:15 am
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This had to be shared, I usually detest posting Youtube clips, cause I hate the look of the player but this is too cool. Might try use my stop timer remote tonight.

– T, 4am to 7am!


Virgin Galactic Feathered Flight by Matt
May 20, 2011, 11:05 am
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Been a while since we had a space themed post, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still massive geeks. Virgin’s Galactic program recently had its first “feathered flight”. Don’t know what that means? Watch the video and find out.

– t, one step closer…

Go For Launch! by Matt
February 9, 2011, 10:55 am
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– t, coooool

2010 Hubble Advent Calendar by Matt
December 9, 2010, 1:29 am
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It’s that time of year again, and I couldn’t care less about cheap nasty chocolate from China. I prefer the much less lead riddled option of The Big Picture’s yearly tradition of an advent calendar compiled from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

– t, click the pic for the link

Old Man Shuttle by Matt
May 16, 2010, 7:59 pm
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As I write this, above the earth Space Shuttle Atlantis is currently serving its final mission ever. With the NASA shuttle program winding down, we begin to see the instantly recognisable beasts take their final flights into the black abyss that is outer space. May 14th marked the launch of Atlantis on its 32nd, and final mission. With it, we move ever closer to the shutting down of NASA’s shuttle missions, with only two left. It’s sad to think that these somewhat cumbersome creations from the 80s will no longer be in service.

One of my favourite sites around, The Big Picture documents the journey from last November’s gentle glide landing to Atlantis’ turn around this week and it’s paradoxically violent firing towards the sky once again. Some great images of a subject that will never bore me. Check it all out here.

– t

Twizzy’s Top Ten – 18.02.2010 by Matt

I tried to get this done before it passed my birthday, but I failed by 10 minutes. Please forgive me an read on…

– t

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Happy Snaps from Lightyears Away by Matt
February 15, 2010, 4:33 pm
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It’s no secret that myself and the big T go a bit gooey for anything astronomical. What’s interesting is the amount of effort that goes into capturing images from the deepest realms of the universe. Whilst you could use a multi-billion dollar telescope like Hubble to take a few glamor shots, there are also plenty of amateur astrophotographers around.

Last year Rogelio Bernal Andreo let Wired in on the process he uses to create some amazing shots of nature at work thousands of lightyears away. Check out the article here.

On a more recent note, you may recognise the nebula in this image as the one that we shamelessly use for the blog header (and cards). It’s the Orion Nebula and this particular shot was taken on the new VISTA telescope. What’s even more amazing is the size of the full-resolution file: 341mb!

– t