The Sky Tonight July 28, 2019 Planetarium Sky Show

The Sky Tonight for July 28, 2019 presented by Dr. James Daly of Astronomy for Change. In this edition of the series, we take a look at the early morning sky, the slim, waning crescent moon, and the morning planets Venus and Mercury. We take a brief look at the stars and constellations of autumn[…]

Build the #ThirtyMeterTelescope #TMT Now!

Opinion by Dr. James Daly The late Carl Sagan, in his 1995 book “The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle In the Dark” warns of exactly what is happening today and how reliance on science, reason, thought and collaboration is the antidote to a society that has, quite literally, gone mad. Are we citizens of[…]

In A Demon-Haunted World, #Science As A Candle In The Dark

Related articles linked at the foot of this page Opinion by Dr. James Daly The late Carl Sagan, in his 1995 book “The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle In the Dark” warns of exactly what is happening today and how reliance on science, reason, thought and collaboration is the antidote to a society that[…]

The Sky Tonight for July 23, 2019

The latest edition of The Sky Tonight with Dr. James Daly of Astronomy for Change. In this video we continue our exploration of the summer sky and constellations, the summer Milky Way and notable objects of interest specific to the season. We zoom in on the Summer Triangle, the Constellations Lyra and Hercules while discussing[…]

The Sky Tonight For July 16 through July 21, 2019

The Sky Tonight for July 16 through July 21, 2019 presented by Dr. James Daly of Astronomy For Change. Topics include the continued discussion of the various constellations of the day and the season, the major planets visible, the ecliptic, the moon, Apollo 11 along with a brief discussion of stellar evolution. Ambient background music:[…]

The #SkyTonight July 14, 2019 #Planetarium Show

The Sky Tonight for the week beginning July 14, 2019. We look at the phase of the moon, some of the prominent summer constellations and planets as well as discuss some interesting aspects of two of the season’s prominent stars. During the video we discuss the star Antares and that it is a highly evolved[…]

Some Thoughts about Summer, Arcturus and the Future

Looking up at the shimmering sapphire set low in the western sky towards midnight, Arcturus, we are reminded that another summer is here, that spring is gone and that Father Time continues his cadence, marking the years; it is a reminder that everything is changing and growing; it is solace in an insane world and[…]

Going to the Stars, Riding on a Beam of Light!

During his years working in the Swiss Patent Office, Albert Einstein often imagined what it would be like to ride on beam of light. This thought experiment would come to play a key role in the development of his Special Theory of Relativity, one of the four great works produced during his 1905 Annus Mirabilis.[…]

The Enigma of Time

What does it mean, Albert Einstein asked in 1905, to say that a train arrives someplace — in Paris, say — at 7 o’clock? It should be noted that last week, 30 June, 2019, is the 114th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, his Special Theory of Relativity. What is[…]

The Sky Tonight for Week Beginning July 8, 2019

We continue our video initiative with this latest installment of “The Sky Tonight” for the week beginning 8 July, 2019. We take a look at what planets are visible with a quick tour of the summer sky over the coming week; we’ll revisit this often over the coming weeks, taking a more in-depth look at[…]

Live Event: Great #LATAM #Eclipse of 2019 – #Eclipse2019

The cover image for the feature video (also above) was produced from Dr. Daly’s composite image of the totally eclipsed sun as observed during his eclipse expedition to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 11 July 1991. We hosted a live event via YouTube today, 2 July, 2019 presenting the Great Latin American Eclipse of 2019. Decribing[…]

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