Tag Archives: International Earth and Sky Photo

April 1 marked the beginning of Global Astronomy Month 2010

April 1 marked the beginning of Global Astronomy Month 2010: The long-awaited global celebration of people sharing the same sky. The day begins just West of the International Date Line so Oceania and Eastern Asia are the first to mark the start of what will be a month full of events. Read more:



Winner Announcement of the International Earth and Sky Photo Contest Selected from submissions by photographers in over 30 countries, the winners of the Earth and Sky Photo Contest display the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

More info: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/869/

Hunting The Edge Of Space

“Hunting the Edge of Space” tells the story of one profound discovery after another, as telescopes improved and peered deeper and deeper into space. http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/868/

The Copernican Revolution as a major advance in understanding the Earth Apr 1, 2010 “Prior to the Copernican Revolution the concepts of “Earth” and “planet”

had nothing whatsoever to do with each other, but after that revolution scientists recognized that Earth itself is one of the planets, and they rejected the Aristotelian view that Earth is made of fundamentally different material than are the Sun, stars, and planets. This was an essential step in the development of a valid science of geology, and the Copernican Revolution should therefore be considered not only an episode in the history of astronomy and physics, but as a central part of the history of geology as well.”

Read more here: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/38/3/231.abstract

China, the Philippines and New Zeeland kick off 30 Nights of StarPeace http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/866/

She is an Astronomer conference: Celebrating success and seeking solutions http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/865/