Images from Gisborne

One of the teachers from Gisborne Secondary College, Dale Barry, connected the Thorlabs camera to his own 200mm reflector telescope last week and took some images of the Moon that I had to share with you.

Image of Moon taken by Dale Barry 17th April 2013

Image of Moon taken by Dale Barry 17th April 2013

17/04/13 8:30pm

5 day old moon

Mare Serenitatis

Larger crater is Aristoteles

Slightly smaller crater is Eudoxus

Image of Moon taken by Dale Barry on 20th April 2013

Image of Moon taken by Dale Barry on 20th April 2013

20/04/13 11:00pm

10 day old moon

Mare Imbrium

Large crater top left is Plato

Large crater lower right is Copernicus

Dale also sent me a link to this demonstration of pendulum waves. Great for pendulums, waves, SHM, period and more. It is also VERY cool to look at and shows the beauty of Physics very nicely I think.

Some other news items;

If you missed the Are We Alone discussion at the BMW Edge last Friday, see the story as told by the tweets put together on Storify by Dr Katie Mack

It is currently Global Astronomy Month (GAM) and you can check out the worldwide events here.

Yet another reason to do some Citizen Science on the Zooniverse!

Get up close and personal with the Moon using this interactive image where you can zoom in and out to see the craters in all their glory.

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