Showing posts with label Astronomy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Astronomy. Show all posts

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Fraser Cain Experiment

Screen Cap from Universe Today.
Fraser Cain and the Universe Today are offering a free ebook, 101 Astronomical Events in 2017 by David Dickinson. If you are a reader on Universe Today, you are likely very familiar with Mr. Dickinson's work.

According to Mr. Cain this is a test:

"Will you download and actually use it? If so, then expect us to release a new edition every year."

I'd personally love that. Go check out the Universe Today website and enjoy a free ebook. If you like it, don't forget to share with your friends, families and local astronomy clubs. Double down and reshare Mr. Cain's post while you are at it.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the other quality projects Mr. Cain is involved in. Try out Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain for a week dose of astronomy. The Bad Astronomy, Universe Today forums have moved to CosmoQuest.com and continues to be an active and vibrant community. And of course, CosmoQuest.org is still running high quality, citizen science experiments.

Editor's note - there is no link directly to the book from unpwnd.com. There is a choice of pdf or epub plus Mr. Cain is running this as an experiment. Unpwnd loves the high quality productions of Mr. Cain, Universe Today and Cosmoquest and would like to see him receive as much traffic as possible for future reference.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#tbt – Astronomy Cast Episode 1

Today’s post is for Throw Back Thursday. I decided to take a listen to AstronomyCast’s first episode. After the first few minutes, Pamela and Fraser catch their groove. It is surprising how fast they found “the formula” and established the sound and style of the show.

Timely, as New Horizons approaches Pluto. It is a long way off, at least the way I drive, but surface details are becoming obvious.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Astronomy Cast Gives Us Fits!

A fit is when something is perfectly in place. In radio, the term can mean a series of related shows or episodes.
The latest Astronomy Cast fits spotlights Modern Women. You can get all the details on Vera RubinSandra Faber, and Margaret Gellerfrom episodes 357-359.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for a run of episodes to catch your ear, you can subscribe to Astronomy Cast right from the main page, through iTunes or “your favorite pod catching software”.