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I keep reading the email I just got from NASA Social HQ. I can’t believe I’ve been selected to go to this event at Goldstone Deep Space Communication Complex. I’m so excited! I can’t really afford the trip, but I’m just going to pretend as though I can and go anyway. I can’t pass this up, right?…
Members of the University of Arizona Astronomy Club have taken to posing as famous works of art. So far we’ve done 3. Pictured is our first. Here are the rest.
This is Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system. It’s close enough to Earth for us to be able to detect it’s movement in a very short amount of time. All of the stars in The Milky Way are rotating around the center of our galaxy at different speeds. Most stars are so far away that noticeable movement only happens over hundreds or even thousands of years. A few stars are close enough that we notice their movements and have to update star charts every few decades. Proxima Centauri, being the closest, appears to move quite a bit. This is how much Proxima Centauri’s position in our sky has changed relative to the stars around it in the past 3 years.
Here are a few of my pictures of the eclipse. IT WAS AWESOME. I taped a little piece of aluminized mylar over my camera lens.
GUYS! This is where the moon is right now!! It’ll be slowly moving closer and closer to the sun today, and eventually will eclipse it. Out here in the west we have about 2 hours to watch the moon move across the sun. Don’t miss it!
Constellation No 6. - Cetus
The name Cetus actually means sea monster In Greek mythology, however in modern astronomy the constellation is often referred to as ‘the whale’.
This is the first constellation I’ve managed to finish since been back in England. I had a small art block when I first arrived but hopefully this is me getting over it/me finally adjusting to the change in temperature. :)
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