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09 July 2018

EGYPTI KESÄ-NÄYTTELY KUSTAVISSA. TERVETULOA!



Kustavin tähtieteellinen yhdistys esittää
Egypti - teemapuisto 2018

Klubin Kesä-näyttely Kustavin savipajalla.
Iniöntie 411b, 23360 Kustavi.
Aukiolo: 01.06.2018 -31.08.2018 Joka päivä 9-20. Vapaa pääsy
Tervetuloa!

The Sphinx welcomes you to Egypt.


Elokuvateatteri, missä näytetään tutkimusmatkamme lyhyt elokuva (8 min.).

Basaari Tutankhamun. 

Egypti noppapeli. Skarabe! 



02 July 2017

Carnival of Space #516 here @ Links Through Space



Welcome to Links Through Space. 
This is the blog of our Astronomy Club here in Kustavi, Finland.
We write news about space related topics and we showcase our Astrophotos and Timelapses.
Our blog is a way for you to follow the Astro club's journey through Astronomy and have a fun and learning experience at the same time.

This week Links Through Space is hosting the Carnival of Space #516.
So here we have it, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Links Through Space is honored to declare the 516th Carnival of Space OPEN!

Illustration of Cassini diving through the gap between Saturn and its rings. Ten out of the 22 ring crossings have now been completed. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
Happy Canada Day!
Our Canadian friend Paul Scott Anderson at PLANETARIA.ca is our first stop in the Carnival.

-Paul Scott Anderson/ Planetaria.ca

-Paul Scott Anderson/ Planetaria.ca

ARP 299: Galactic Goulash
Credit: Chandra.si.edu
Next tent, Our most impressive friends at Chandra blog, the telescope that gives on giving!
  
- Chandra (No name)/ Chandra.si.edu

New titanium fins. Credit: SpaceX
 
The main attraction this week in the Carnival of Space #516 is none other than our friend Brian Wang at Next Big Future. Have a look at his articles, is is worth a read. 

Brian Wang/ Nextbigfuture.com

Brian Wang/ Nextbigfuture.com


Solar powered EMdrive version of Space Batleship Yamato
Brian Wang/ Nextbigfuture.com

Oneweb building High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility
Brian Wang/ Nextbigfuture.com

Astronomical Gardens. Glimps of Summer Exhibition 2017 held at Astronomy Club Toutatis's headquarters in Kustavi, Finland

For our part here at Links Through Space we are in summer vacation because at our latitude (60 degree N) it is to bright to see the stars at night. We have solar observation sessions at our headquarters, but most importantly we have put together with some members of the Astro-club a Summer Exhibition titled: Astronomical Gardens. So stay tuned for pictures and videos of our fund raising, fun raising Astro-club's Summer Exhibition.

So here you had it folks...
Another edition of the Carnival of Space.
Hope it satisfied your hunger for all space/astronomy related topics. If not, continue reading my blog, it is full of space articles to be devoured.

If you run a space/astronomy related blog and would like to get more awareness, participate in the Carnival of Space. Every week a different webmaster or blogger hosts the Carnival, showcasing articles written on the topic of space. It's a great way to get to know the community and to help your writing reach a wider audience. If you'd like to be a host for the Carnival or be part of the Carnival, please send an email to carnivalofspace@gmail.com.

Carnival of Space logo photo credits: Jason Major.
    

24 March 2017

Following Venus: Phases of Venus as a Evening Star


Phases of Venus as a evening star. Date, Phase and Apparent diameter.
Credit: S. Lamoureux/ KTY Toutatis
Click on picture to enlarge.

Following Venus! On my way to a full circle, half way through. I followed Venus coming from behind the Sun to in front of the Sun (Evening Star). Now to wake up in the morning and follow Venus from in front of the Sun to behind of the Sun (Morning Star). Enjoy!

Tomorrow 25.03.2017 is the inferior conjunction of Venus with us Earth. It will pass the Sun for 8 days and will pop back the other side to climb the phases back to a "full" Venus behind the Sun.

We will be able to see Venus on the 07.04.2017 very near the Sun just before it rises (Elongation of the Sun of +20 degr.) It will complete a full circle (orbit) on new year day 01.01.2018 when it will be at superior conjunction from Earth.

Until then I will follow the planet Venus in the mornings and compile a picture similar to this one above, but on the right side of the Sun, i.e Venus the morning star.

12 March 2017

Carnival of Space #500 here @ Links Through Space



This is a special edition of the Carnival of Space. As we hit the 500 mark, I want to thank everyone that has participated in the Carnival of Space through out the years. This initiative that has started almost 10 years ago is still going strong and is a pillar for Space news on the internet. 
So please join me here @ Links Through Space
for this epic edition of Carnival of Space #500.


"Black Hole with Accretion Disk and Jet" currently on display at the San Diego International Airport-Melissa Weiss Walter http://www.melissawalterart.com
We start the tour with Chandra X ray Observatory's blog, which has been a steady contributor of CoS.
  
- Posted by Chandra / Chandra X ray Observatory's blog

Scientists were able to gauge the rate of water loss on Mars by measuring the ratio of water and HDO from today and 4.3 billion years ago. Credit: Kevin Gill
 Next stop, Universe Today who started it all by accepting the Carnival of Space as it's own.

Mars’ moon Phobos and MAVEN spacecraft orbits. Image source: nasa.gov.
Enjoy the next ride with The Evolving Planet, a new comer in the carnival.

Pan Satellite of Saturn. GIF of images from Cassini. Credit: NASA / Cassini
 Another new comer with attitude, get ready to be mesmorized. The Solstice blog.

SOURCES- Tech Times, AP, Wikipedia
 Now to a huge contributor of the Carnival of Space, the soul of the Carnival: Next Big Future.


A Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy. Several companies will collectively be launching about 20,000 satellites over the next few years. SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat, O3b Networks and Theia Holdings — all told the FCC they have plans to field constellations of V-band satellites in non-geosynchronous orbits to provide communications services in the United States and elsewhere. So far the V-band spectrum of interest, which sits directly above Ka-band from about 37 GHz to the low 50 GHz range, has not been heavily employed for commercial communications services. In orbit satellite servicing is being developed. DARPA and commercial ventures are looking at in orbit satellite repair and servicing. Rob Hoyt indicates that the challenges of effectively spreading off-world and colonizing the cosmos are overcome by making it easier to manufacture and assemble large systems and structures in space. This visionary physicist, engineer, and CEO is leading a team of scientists to overcome those challenges.Rob co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc. in 1994, and built it into a space and defense research and development firm. He is now building a spin-off, Firmamentum, to commercialize in-space manufacturing. Rob has won more grants from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program than any other researcher.

Artist’s conception of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system as seen from one of the seven Earth-sized planets. Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser
Planetaria.ca is nothing of a dull place to get your space news. An regular contributor of the Carnival of Space. It is the place to be.



So here you have it!
All the thrills and excitements of the Astronomy/Space community this week.
The Carnival of Space #500

If you run a space/astronomy related blog and would like to get more awareness, participate in the Carnival of Space. Every week a different webmaster or blogger hosts the Carnival, showcasing articles written on the topic of space. It's a great way to get to know the community and to help your writing reach a wider audience. If you'd like to be a host for the Carnival or be part of the Carnival, please send an email to carnivalofspace@gmail.com.
Carnival of Space logo photo credits: Jason Major.