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How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses Are Unsafe (and What To Do About It) - Space.com
Due to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers as eclipse day approaches, the American Astronomical Society has revised its safety advice. The post AAS Offers Updated Advice for Safely Viewing the August 21st Solar Eclipse Across America appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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The American Astronomical Society explains how to test if your eclipse glasses are safe and which welding goggles are OK for solar viewing.
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This Month in Astronomical History: Relativity and Vulcan’s Vanishing Act | American Astronomical Society
Williamina Fleming was a computer at Harvard (back when that was a job title) Originally hired as a maid, her professor boss promoted her after declaring his maid could do a better job than his assistants. She did do a better job: she discovered the Horsehead Nebula, catalogued over 10 thousand stars (222 of which she discovered) and was the 1rst American woman admitted to the Royal Astronomical Society.
Astronomers just approved more safe solar glasses vendors for eclipse watchers
Solar eclipse 2017: solar eclipse glasses brands recommended by NASA and the American Astronomical Society — Quartz
A total solar eclipse is happening Aug. 21, and here's what you need to know
Exactly one month from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across America, casting millions of people into temporary darkness. Some eclipse enthusiasts have spent years preparing for this solar spectacle, the first eclipse to cross the entire continental United States in almost a century. If you are standing in the moon's shadow on Earth, you will see the sky darken and feel the temperature drop. Mike Kentrianakis, the solar eclipse project manager for the American Astronomical…
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AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse | Science | AAAS At the January meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Nord presented a machine-learning strategy to hunt down strong gravitational lenses: rare arcs of light in the sky that form when the images of distant galaxies travel through warped spacetime on the way to Earth. These lenses can be used to gauge distances across the universe and find unseen concentrations of mass.