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“Occhi su Saturno”: evento online (25 giugno 2016)

Occhi su Saturno 2016: Locandina

Occhi su Saturno 2016: Locandina

Segui la diretta qui!

Torna “Occhi su Saturno“, ormai giunto alla 5a edizione. Anche quest’anno il Virtual Telescope trasmetterà in diretta le immagini del meraviglioso Signore degli Anelli del Sistema Solare.

L’appuntamento è per il 25 giugno 2016, a partire dalle ore 23:00, sul canale live del Virtual Telescope, disponibile qui.

Eyes on Saturn” (“Occhi su Saturno”) is back, now at its 5th edition. Even this year, the Virtual Telescope will share live images of the elegant Lord of the Rings of our Solar System, so you are invited to join us.

The event is scheduled for 25 June 2016, starting at 21:00 UT, on the Virtual Telescope’s live channel here!

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Asteroid Day Italia – “Il regno degli asteroidi: scienza, storia e osservazioni in diretta” – 30 giugno 2016

“Il Regno degli Asteroidi scienza, storia e osservazioni online” – poster

“Il Regno degli Asteroidi
scienza, storia e osservazioni online” – poster

In occasione della seconda edizione dell’Asteroid Day, il Virtual Telescope Project, promotore dell’Asteroid Day per l’Italia, propone una suggestiva crociera: l’esplorazione in diretta degli asteroidi potenzialmente pericolosi. Grazie ai sofisticati strumenti parte del Virtual Telescope, sarà possibile osservare, in tempo reale via internet e comodamente dal proprio pc, tablet o smartphone, alcuni tra i pianetini che si avvicinano alla Terra.

Nel corso di questo viaggio conosceremo l’affascinante regno degli asteroidi, svelandone la scienza, la storia, le orbite, fino a meglio comprendere i reali rischi di collisione, le potenziali conseguenze e le tecnologie utili alla difesa del nostro pianeta. Il tutto in perfetta aderenza con la mission dell’Asteroid Day, lanciato con l’intento di avviare una campagna informativa globale, consentendo alle persone di tutto il pianeta di scoprire il conoscere il reame degli asteroidi e ciò che noi possiamo fare per proteggerci da possibili impatti futuri.

Tra gli straordinari ospiti, Grigorij Richters, regista del film “51 Degrees North” e co-fondatore dell’Asteroid Day. Ospite d’eccezione sarà Thomas D. Jones, già astronauta Nasa, con quattro missioni Shuttle all’attivo e specialista di scienze planetarie. A condurre sarà Gianluca Masi, astrofisico e Dottore di Ricerca in Astronomia, scopritore di diverse decine di asteroidi.

Il Virtual Telescope Project, in qualità di promotore ufficiale dell’Asteroid Day in Italia, propone questo evento anche a supporto di quanti, singoli o associazioni, desiderano creare un evento per questa celebrazione internazionale, ma non dispongono di mezzi propri utili all’osservazione di tali corpi celesti, spesso davvero elusivi. Sarà così possibile proiettare su grande schermo lo streaming via web per condividere con il proprio pubblico questa importante ricorrenza. L’evento si svolge in collaborazione con il canale Scienza & Tecnica di Ansa.

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L’appuntamento con questa diretta è per il 30 giugno, con inizio alle ore 21:00. Per partecipare, basta accedere – alla data e all’ora indicate – alla pagina della nostra webTV qui!

NB: Il Virtual Telescope offrirà anche una diretta in lingua inglese.

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Asteroid Day: un evento ufficiale per l’Italia – 30 giugno 2016

Looking for the English version of Asteroid Day 2016 activities? Click here!

L’iniziativa ufficiale per l’Italia per celebrare insieme l’Asteroid Day!

Asteroid Day Italia 2016

Asteroid Day Italia 2016

Un’iniziativa per curiosi del cielo, singoli appassionati e associazioni culturali! Partecipate numerosi.

NB: clicca qui per il Comunicato Stampa (24 giugno 2016)

Il prossimo 30 giugno si terrà la seconda edizione dell’Asteroid Day, evento internazionale lanciato lo scorso anno con l’intento di avviare una campagna informativa globale, consentendo alle persone di tutto il pianeta di scoprire il mondo degli asteroidi e ciò che noi possiamo fare per proteggerci da possibili impatti futuri. Un tema questo da sempre di grande richiamo presso il pubblico, spesso confuso da trattazioni poco ortodosse dell’argomento. Successivamente al lancio del progetto, Istituzioni, personalità e scienziati si sono uniti in questa missione, dando vita a questo evento ricorrente, che si celebra ogni 30 giugno, anniversario dell’impatto di Tunguska (30 giugno 1908), il più importante della storia recente. Tra i fondatori dell’Asteroid Day figura Brian May, celeberrimo chitarrista dei Queen e, cosa non nota a tutti, laureato in astrofisica. Lo scorso anno è stato poi presentato il film “51 Degrees North” diretto da Grigorij Richters  (anch’egli tra i fondatori dell’Asteroid Day).

Per l’edizione del 2016, sulla scorta del successo registrato nel 2015 e su accordo ufficiale con il board internazionale, il Virtual Telescope Project si fa promotore dell’Asteroid Day in Italia! Questo ci rende oltremodo orgogliosi, visto l’ineguagliato impegno con cui il Virtual Telescope si contraddistingue da sempre sulle scene internazionali proprio sugli asteroidi potenzialmente pericolosi, proponendone l’osservazione in diretta a tutto il mondo, spesso offrendo delle vere e proprie primizie.

In occasione dell’Asteroid Day 2016 il Virtual Telescope offrirà una sessione osservativa in streaming con commento dal vivo a cura dell’astrofisico Gianluca Masi, resposanbile scientifico del Virtual Telescope, comodamente fruibile via web e avente per oggetto proprio gli asteroidi near-Earth. Alla diretta parteciperanno l’astronauta Nasa Thomas D. Jones, quattro volte nello spazio con lo Shuttle e specialista in scienze planetarie, e Grigorij Richters, co-fondatore dell’Asteroid Day. L’evento si svolge in collaborazione con il canale “Scienza & Tecnica” di Ansa. In questo modo chiunque, singoli e associazioni culturali, potranno organizzare un evento sul tema, condividendo presso la propria sede la diretta, laddove non fosse possibile osservare in proprio questi corpi celesti. Sarà inoltre possibile collaborare all’evento online, inviando al nostro staff proprie immagini di asteroidi near-Earth.

Associazioni, osservatori e appassionati sono caldamente invitati ad organizzare attività culturali e osservative proprie, registrandole sul sito internazionale. Per una migliore diffusione, vi invitiamo a segnalarle anche al nostro staff. Il tema degli asteroidi e il relativo rischio d’impatto associato è tra quelli di maggiori richiamo per il pubblico, sicché l’Asteroid Day è una occasione preziosa per fornire informazioni corrette, contando sull’appeal dell’argomento.

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Coelum Astronomia è media partner dell’iniziativa.

Stiamo definendo i dettagli dell’iniziativa, aggiorneremo costantemente questa pagina.

Per ogni necessità e informazione non esitate a contattarci.

Buon Asteroid Day a tutti!

Gianluca Masi
Virtual Telescope Project

Eventi principali per l’Asteroid Day Italia

 

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The Nights of the Red Planet: online observations of planet Mars at opposition and close approach – 22 & 30 May 2016

"The Night of the Red Planet": poster of the event

“The Night of the Red Planet”: poster of the event

After almost two years from last time, finally planet Mars is back at its best to be observed! The Red Planet, On 22 May 2016, will be at its opposition, that is Mars and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of Earth. Because the involved orbits are elliptical, the minimum distance between the two planets will be touched a few days later, on 30 May: Mars will be at 75.3 million kilometers from us.

That minimum distance will be the shortest of the last ten years, waiting for the much better one in 2018.

To enjoy this great opportunity, the Virtual Telescope will offer a two free, online observing session focused on Mars, the red planet, to discover this extremely intriguing body.

This live view is scheduled for 22 AND 30 May 2016, starting at 22:00 UT.

To join, you just need to enter, at the dates and times above, our webTV page here!

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Asteroid Day: “A Journey Across Near-Earth Asteroids: science, history, real-time observations” – 30 June 2016

“Asteroid Day 2016”: an official live event – poster

“Asteroid Day 2016”: an official live event – poster

After its premiere edition in 2015, it is is back again. Next 30 June 2016, anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska event, we will celebrate “Asteroid Day“: it is “a global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations“.

The Virtual Telescope Project is the leading facility in the world sharing live, online the most spectacular near-Earth asteroids and their close encounters with our home planet. We showed these objects to millions of individuals from more than 200 Countries.

To celebrate Asteroid Day 2016 at its best, the Virtual Telescope, in partnership with the international board, will officially run this amazing online event: “A Journey Across Near-Earth Asteroids: science, history, real-time observations”. We will have very special guests, including Eric Christensen, Director of the Catalina Sky Survey, Debbie Lewis, Director – Resilience Planning at Axiom and member of the AD Expert Panel,  Grigorij Richters, filmmaker and co-founder of Asteroid Day, Michael Schwartz, CEO and Director of the Tenagra Observatories, Ltd and more (will update this list soon).

The live event will be conduced by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, owner and scientific director of the Virtual Telescope Project, with a long scientific experience on both astrometric and physical observations of asteroids., recipient in 2005 of the “Shoemaker NEO Grant” of the Planetary Society.

During the live event we will review near-Earth asteroids, discovering what scientists are doing to discovery and understand them, what can be done to mitigate a potential risk and then we will observe some of them in real time, thanks to the highly advanced technologies of the Virtual Telescope.

Being this an online event, you can join from every part of the globe, just need an internet connection. This is particularly useful to those living far from any physical venue hosting something for Asteroid Day or to those unable to physically move. Virtual Telescope really makes Asteroid Day an event for everyone.

the poster above uses an asteroid graphic by ESA – P.Carril

The live event is scheduled for 30 June 2016, starting at 23:00 UT.

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“Stars for All!”: online cosmic journey – 27 April 2016

“Stars for All!” – online event

“Stars for All!” – online event

an official event for Global Astronomy Month (April 2016)

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Join this fabulous live, online observing event from the Virtual Telescope in Italy, hosted by Dr. Gianluca Masi!

If you have been waiting for your turn to leave for an unforgettable cruise across space and time, Global Astronomy Month (GAM2016) is bringing to you the right chance! Fasten your seat belt and fly to the stars, just connecting with your computer to this web page! Meet other friends online and share your thoughts with them.

The Universe will look as never seen before, are you ready?

Join us on April 27, starting at 19.30 Universal Time! You just need to access our online webTV, click here!

Don’t miss Global Astronomy Month, and be ready to celebrate the Universe with us!

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The 9 May 2016 transit of Mercury : online observing session

The 9 May 2016 transit of Mercury : online observing session - poster of the event

The 9 May 2016 transit of Mercury : online observing session – poster of the event

Next 9 May 2016, the sky will offer us a truly spectacular and rare astronomical event: a transit of planet Mercury in front of the Sun. This is the first of these transits after the 2006 one. The last Mercury transit visible from Europe was in 2003.

The Virtual Telescope Project will bring this stunning cosmic event to you in real time, online, thanks to the most modern technologies, with the live comment by the astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, the inventor and manager of the Virtual Telescope Project. Thanks to us, not only you can see this marvelous show no matter where you are on the globe, but you will do this with full safety: never forget that observing the Sun, even by naked eye, is extremely dangers, as you can permanently damage your sight.

The live, free  coverage is scheduled for 9 May 2016, starting at 11:00 UT.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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Record making comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: new images with tail and a stunning video with Messier 106 (24 Mar. 2016)

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs shows a nice tail - 24 Mar. 2016

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs shows a nice tail – 24 Mar. 2016

While it is leaving us after making history with its flyby, at Virtual Telescope we are continuously tracking comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs. Unfortunately, there is still a Full Moon and we had to fight against lots of clouds, but we could grab some interesting images, showing a nice tail.

The image above is the average of 14, 120-seconds unfiltered exposure, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the object during the exposures. The comet is clearly showing a tail. At the imaging time, there was a severe Full Moon, with clouds all around, so not the best possible conditions.

The comet was also moving in a very interesting spot of heaven, “meeting” several interesting galaxies. The video below is quite stunning: comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs joins the marvelous spiral galaxy Messier 106, in Canes Venatici. Truly an amazing sight! In this video, North is right, East on the bottom; there are a few hot pixels, too.

The motion seen there is 240X the real one.

A still image is below, where  a few frames were averaged: the comet is now looking as a dotted trail.

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs and Messier 106 - 24 Mar. 2016

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs and Messier 106 – 24 Mar. 2016

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Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs historic close encounter: an image and podcast (22 Mar. 2016)

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: a faint tail is visible - 22 Mar. 2016

Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: a faint tail is visible – 22 Mar. 2016

After several nights of coverage, waiting for its flyby, finally comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs touched its minimum distance from us: 3.5 millions of km, making it the third comet ever in history coming so close.

At Virtual Telescope we planned two online, observing sessions, to share such a very rare event with the world. Both of them turned out to be truly spectacular ones.  A total of more than 50.000 individuals joined our webcasts and we were lucky to have clear skies on both nights.

We also succeeded detecting a coma around this object. It was not easy, as the Moon was full and there were always clouds around. The image above comes from the average (left) and median combining (right) of 29, 60-seconds unfiltered exposure, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the object (48″/min) during the exposures. At the imaging time, a 99.6%, extremely bright full Moon was high in the sky, 38 deg. away from the target. Comet P/2016 BA14 was at 3.6 millions of km from us. A faint, elongated coma and small tail are visible, underlining how this object is really a comet. Likely, it is a fragment of comet 252P/Linear.

Below are the podcasts from both our live webcasts.

21 March 2016

22 March 2016

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“Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: a historic close encounter” – online event (21 & 22 March 2016)

"Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: a historic close encounter": 21&22 Mar. 2016

“Comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs: a historic close encounter”: 21&22 Mar. 2016

Next 22 March 2016, comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarss will make a truly historic close encounter with our planet, reaching a minimum distance from us of about 3,6 millions of km. While this distance is absolutely safe, it will make P/2016 BA14 the third closest comet ever in history.

At Virtual Telescope we will show this comet live, online, so that everyone can have a look at this record event from the comfort of home.

Two online, free sessions are scheduled for 21 and 22 Mar. 2016, starting at 21:00 UT.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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