Weekend Science Videos: Views from and into the (night) sky above us

A message from space to our blue marble:

And here is the executive summary: “Our Story in 1 Minute” (somewhat reminiscent of the BigBangTheory Intro Sequence) by melodysheep

The following footage taken from the International Space Station left me speechless anyway: “View from the ISS at Night” by  (fullscreen view is a must)


[Just realizing I haven’t been posting much here for the last 3 months …. tststs. Shame on me.
I guess commenting, updating and twittering interesting links is a quick fix for the moment, reserving blog-posts for more in-depth considerations. In the meantime, we had an austrian successfully falling from the sky (and other things ), but anyway here’s the rest of what I posted early August:]

In anticipation of the Mars-Landing today, take the time for a look at the sky tonight:

Of course, for the amateur stargazer, by now there is a (brilliant!) app for that:
SkyView Free – Explore the Universe by Terminal Eleven:

It’s especially stunning when pointing it at some constellations at night and it overlays the camera picture with additional infos – giving a sense of “the internet of things” going galactic.

(Thanks to Deniz (the Menace) for showing (off with) the app)

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  1. #1 by cistronic on 2012/11/15 - 22:13

    Explore the stellar neighborhood with your browser

    online: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars

  2. #2 by cistronic on 2012/12/05 - 23:58

    The Nighttime Earth From Space Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/12/suomi-satellite-night-lights-gallery/

  3. #3 by cistronic on 2012/12/13 - 22:26

    Similar, also with a great tune uderneath (digitalRepublic – Synthetic truth) :
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/nov/29/earth-international-space-station-timelapse-video

  4. #4 by cistronic on 2012/12/13 - 22:47

    … or in HD on https://vimeo.com/54269169

  5. #5 by cistronic on 2012/12/13 - 22:54

  6. #6 by cistronic on 2012/12/19 - 02:09

    “The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe” by Maria Popova
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/12/18/the-overview-effect-and-the-psychology-of-cosmic-awe/

  7. #7 by cistronic on 2012/12/30 - 23:36

    A brief overview of the universe and the human condition:
    We create the seemingly impossible and make it all compute – except for the incomputable […]
    death escapes nobody, our capacity for evil never diminishes –
    we do the impossible, but nature humbles us more often than not – […]
    the challenges never stop, we hold on to hope because that’s what we do best –
    Happy New Year !
    http://exp.lore.com/post/39233203908/a-history-of-the-universe-in-127-seconds-not-to

  8. #8 by cistronic on 2013/01/18 - 08:57

    Enter your comment here… hallo papa
    hallo Ich

  9. #9 by cistronic on 2013/04/24 - 22:36

    Browsing through the galactic neighbourhood
    http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

  10. #10 by M.Lappe on 2013/12/10 - 09:32

    The World Outside My Window – Time Lapse of Earth from the ISS

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