Part one of a series of journeys to the big astronomical observatories of this planet.
We visit the great spaces of the Karoo Desert and discover fascinating features of earths history, relicts of human history and cutting edge technology in a very remote region of the earth.
Bortle class 1 nightskies with zero light pollution offer an epic view into the nightsky. […]
On May 11, 2009, the brave crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off to make NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope more powerful than ever before.
Hubble’s Servicing Mission 4 (SM4) was the most ambitious and complicated to date. Changing out two major science instruments and repairing two others while in space helped to make this mission truly memorable. Thanks to the astronauts of SM4, the Hubble Space Telescope is at the apex of its power and capabilities.
To celebrate SM4’s 10 year anniversary, this video gives a quick and in-depth review on the accomplishments of this historic mission. The tools and the knowledge gleaned from SM4 are used today by astronauts on the International Space Station, and will be critical to NASA’s future crewed missions to the Moon and Mars.[…]
On April 24, 2019, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 29th year in orbit by premiering a never-before-seen view of the Southern Crab Nebula. Even after all these years, Hubble continues to uncover the mysteries of the universe. These are a few science achievements from Hubble’s latest year in orbit. […]
The ESO has three astronomical observation sites spread across the Atacama region in Chile: Paranal with its VLT telescopes and soon the E-ELT, the oldest site: La Silla and ALMA located above 5000m/16400ft. Shot during the ESO UltraHD expeditions in 2011 and 2014, Christoph Malin spend many nights under the stars shooting the nightsky with advanced capturing and exposure ramping techniques. Together with state of the art post-production techniques we were able to remaster the old RAW-sequences in crisp 4K for 2019s viewing standards. Shot on Nikon D3s (2011) and Canon 6D (2014) cameras with GBT ramping software. […]