National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Subject: History of Astronomy: Observatories and other places
History of Astronomy
University of Toronto
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Women in Astronomy
A new Chapter on the understanding of the moon
NASA today opened a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. Preliminary data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates that the mission successfully uncovered water during the Oct. 9, 2009 impacts into the permanently shadowed region of Cabeus cater near the moon’s south pole.
Planets, Great Wall and Solar Eclipse
Credit & Copyright: e-mail Terry Cuttle Brisbane, Australia
This dramatic skyscape was recorded during the August 2008 total solar eclipse. The Moon's silhouette surrounded by a glistening solar corona hangs above the Jiayuguan Fort along the western edge of the Great Wall of China. Lined-up along the ecliptic plane, all the planets of the inner solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, (and Earth!) can also be seen along with Saturn and bright star Regulus, as the Moon's shadow tracks across the landscape.
Director of The Vatican Observatory :
José G. Funes, S.J.
Fr. José Gabriel Funes, S.J. (born January 31, 1963 in Córdoba), an Argentine Jesuit priest and astronomer, is the current director of the Vatican Observatory. He has a master's degree in Astronomy from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina and a doctorate from the University of Padua in Italy. He has also a bachelor's degree in philosophy from University del Salvador in Argentina and a bachelor's degree in theology from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. A member of the Society of Jesus, he was ordained a priest in 1995. He joined the Vatican Observatory as a researcher in 2000, and was named its director on August 19, 2006 replacing Fr. George Coyne.
Radio Vaticano: José Funes (audio, in Spanish)
Fr. George Coyne SJ.
The Vatican Observatory Foundation
Public Talks and Media Presentations
Vatican Observatory Headquarters
Vatican Observatory Summer School (2007)
The Force that through...
Where poetry and biology meet and become rain bringing life and flowers to the sterile postmodernist landscape.
Funes Speaks about Vatican Appointment
DESAYUNO CON... JOSÉ FUNES
(El País, 5 de diciembre 2007)
No descarto que haya más seres en el universo por ENRIC GONZÁLEZ
Astronomy Abstract Service
California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The international Astronomical Union (IAU)
International Catholic University
"In question of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a
Galileo: Science and Religion (VIII Lessons) by William Carroll and Peter Hodgson
The Legend of Galileo
Galileo and the Renaissance
Galileo the Physicist
Galileo the Astronomer
Galileo and the Inquisition I
Galileo and the Inquisition II
Galileo and the Inquisition III
Science and Technology
Knowledge Technology Lab
Did Galileo have Proof of the Earth´s Movement?
Il Caso Galileo. Dalla Condanna alla Riabilitazione
Annibale Fantoli, “IL CASO GALILEO. DALLA CONDANNA ALLA ‘RIABILITAZIONE’. Una questione chiusa?”,
The Caltech Institute Archives
Illustration in Johannes Keplers Mysterium Cosmographicum
Johannes Kepler´s Polyhedra
The Planets Op. 32 (1914-16)
The Music of Gustav Holst
The Perseus Family
The Hercules Family
The Orion Family
The Heavenly Waters
The Bayeer Group
The La Caille Family
Gigantic Virtual Galaxy
International Academy of Astronautics
TransRegio Winter School
The school is intended to stimulate the communication between the different branches of the collaboration and to start building a common knowledge. To do so, the lectures will be driven by the concept: "Theory for observers & Observations for theorists" as decided at the past Munich workshop.
Cosmology, theory-observations connection
Prof. Roy Maartens, Portsmouth University
Cosmological constant & friends
Prof. Binetruy Pierre, APC Paris
Numerical simulations (5 hours)
Dr. Klaus Dolag, MPA Garching
A hot topic, the 21cm line (4
Dr. Benedetta Ciardi, MPA Garching
CMB (5 hours)
Prof. Carlo Baccigalupi, SISSA Trieste
2 Discussion sessions with the lecturers
Provides brief description of the Islamic calendars and describes issues regarding sighting the crescent moon.
Torsten Hägerstrand: Time Geography. By John Corbett
Five planets orbiting a distant star form a real alien solar systemNov 8th 2007
THE PASADENA LABORATORY OF THE MOUNT WILSON SOLAR OBSERVATORY
Solar System Simulator
Moon Phases, January, 2008.
Planets Up and Visible This Month
The Caltech Institute Archive
Illustration in Johannes Kepler´s Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) By permission of the British Library
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The ideas that Kepler would pursue for the rest of his life were already present in his first work, Mysterium cosmographicum (1596; “Cosmographic Mystery”). In 1595, while teaching a class at a small Lutheran school in Graz, Austria, Kepler experienced a moment of illumination. It struck him ...
A MAGGIO CONVEGNO A FIRENZE SUL “CASO GALILEO”
Si terrà a Firenze, dal 26 al 30 maggio, il Convegno internazionale di studi “Il caso Galileo. Una rilettura storica, filosofica, teologica”, organizzato dall’Istituto Stensen dei gesuiti di Firenze. L’inaugurazione – è stato annunciato oggi durante la conferenza stampa di presentazione delle iniziative della Santa Sede per l’Anno dell’astronomia - si svolgerà il 26 maggio nella basilica di Santa Croce, dove si trova la tomba di Galileo.