Over 4,200 photographs were submitted to this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, but only these 25 images made it to the shortlist.
This annual competition, organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is now in its tenth year. Shortlisted entries from this year include a wide variety of subjects, from the sprawling Milky Way and storms on Saturn through to glacial tongues and the Northern Lights. If it’s got something to do with space, it’s all good. This year’s contest features nine different categories, and two special prizes. The winners will be announced on October 23, 2018.
See all of these amazing images at Gizmodo.com here: Spectacular Astronomy Images
"Holding Due North" Image: Jake Mosher
Space.com provided a great list of all the space-related events at Comic-Con. If you are lucky enough to be there, don't miss the 2001: A Space Odyssey panel today!
"2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel"
Panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey," which will be released in 4K Ultra High Definition this fall. The stars of the film, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, and an impressive array of scholars will give attendees a glimpse at the remastered footage and host a lively discussion of this landmark movie.
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Room 6A
To see the complete list of events, please click here: Space Fans Guide to Comic-Con
In 1968, the motion picture, 2001: A Space Odyssey introduced us to one of the most incredible electronic characters ever featured on film; the HAL 9000 computer. It is amazing to think that it has been 50 years since this visionary film premiered. And still, the concept of HAL as both a computer and as an actual, living intellect has endured all of those decades...
Sadly, collectors and film-fans across the world have had to wait all of that time for this iconic movie character to become a reality. But now, in 2018, the wait is finally over!
Master Replicas Group is proud to announce that HAL 9000, the red-eyed computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey can now be yours. And best of all, HAL is fully licensed and authorized by Warner Bros. Consumer Products!
On July 31st at 9:00 AM EST, MRG will be launching our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo where you can pre-order your very own HAL 9000. We will be offering two different versions/price-points: “HAL 9000” and “HAL 9000 with Command Console”.
We will be updating you throughout the next two weeks with additional info before the campaign starts so stay tuned! If you haven't done so already, please sign up for our HAL 9000 updates here:
A screenplay by the mastermind behind film classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange has been uncovered after 60 years.
The script to an unmade film by the late Stanley Kubrick was discovered by a film professor researching a book about the director's last project.
Burning Secret was ditched in the late 1950s, amid suggestions it was too controversial for studio bosses.
Bangor University's Nathan Abrams said the new find was "fantastic".
Prof Abrams was researching Kubrick's last film Eyes Wide Shut, when he came across the missing screenplay.
Read more at BBC here: Kubrick Screeenplay Found
On July 27, some people get a rare celestial treat: the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. As the Earth snuggles into perfect alignment between the moon and sun, its shadow will completely cover the moon. Rather than appearing as a black spot in the heavens, however, our sole natural satellite will exude a blood-red hue.
Yes, it's the blood moon. And while skywatchers today will look up to the heavens in awe (if they're in the right spot), people long ago took a change in lunar hue as a sign of doom — a good reason to panic.
For instance, folklore suggests that Christopher Columbus knew a lunar eclipse would happen on Feb. 29, 1504, and used this to his advantage.
Read more here: LiveScience
Today we are throwing back to the sixties with our Apollo Trajectory Plot Blueprint.
Prepared by the NASA Office of Manned Space Flight in May of 1967, this poster shows the flight path that took Apollo Astronauts to the moon and back. It served as a blueprint for the first lunar landing in July of 1969. Orbital paths indicate the positions of the Saturn V, the Command Service Module, and Lunar Excursion Module at each critical stage of the mission. Printed in four colors on 80 lb. stock, this impressive poster also provides explanations for several NASA acronyms.
Each Aero-Art blueprint is digitally scanned from original, vintage NASA artwork. Our artists then sharpen and define the detail and colors, and remove tears, creases, coffee stains, etc. Each pristine file is then printed on acid-free, archival 100# paper and ships rolled in a protective bag and tube with an informational label.
Own an extremely cool piece of space history for only $29.95 by clicking here: Apollo Trajectory Plot Blueprint
Hanging dramatically in the west during evening on Sunday, July 15th, will be a bright “star” and crescent: Venus and the Moon. The cosmic couple will be quite the eye-catcher if your sky is clear.
Look for them due west as twilight fades. The best viewing will probably be from about 40 to 60 minutes after your local sunset time. Hunt for them too early, and the sky will still be too bright to display them well. Look too late, and they’ll be sinking very low on their way to setting.
Read more at SkyAndTelescope.com