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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive 1996 to present

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Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Website debunks astro-nonsense

How do I translate Universal Time into my time?



As of April 01 2019
according to Near-Earth asteroid monitoring groups there were
1967
KNOWN Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
in Earth-crossing orbits


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Impact Craters on Earth, our Moon
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USAF Archive of Fireball Data Releases

NASA JPL Asteroid Watch

The Longterm Impact Hazard to Earth

 

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Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

Realtime Comet Photo Gallery


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April 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

April 2019 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until April 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date
It is updated daily using Universal Time (UT) which is the same as GMT


April 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - April 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - April 2019 - usually up online the middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

Which stars were you REALLY born under? - Find your ASTRONOMICAL STAR SIGN

At the start of April 2019 the Sunspot Number is 14


 

April 01 2019 - 00:14 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,577 km)

 

April 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 FR2 encounter - miss distance 2.1 LD, size = 11 metres

Aten Asteroid 2014 FK38 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.059 AU)

"Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using 'X-ray vision'"

"Astronomers Confirm the Existence of Galaxies With No Dark Matter"

"April 2019: Critters on the March"

"New Study Confirms Methane on Mars – But It’s Not Definitive"


April 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 0.4° From Neptune - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Asteroid 2019 FT2 encounter - miss distance 2.4 LD, size = 19 metres

Aten Asteroid 2018 PK21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)

"NASA's New Planet Hunter Has Detected an 'Exocomet' Orbiting an Alien Star"

"Rogue planets: part two"

"Rivers on Mars Flowed for More Than a Billion Years"


April 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2011 FK1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.076 AU)

"TESS spots its first exocomet around one of the sky's brightest stars"


April 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Parker Solar Probe, 2nd Perihelion

Apollo Asteroid 2016 GE1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia April 04 - April 11"

"Hayabusa2 is going to create a crater in an asteroid tonight"

"Mars Express Saw Same Methane Spike as Curiosity Detected from Surface of Mars"

"Curiosity Sees Phobos Transit . . . After Sunset"


 

April 05 2019 - 08:50 UT

New Moon

 

April 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2016 GE1 encounter - miss distance 2.9 LD, size = 17 metres

"Snowball Earth: The times our planet was covered in ice"

"Japanese space probe drops explosive on asteroid Ryugu"

"What India’s Anti-Satellite Test Means for Space Debris"


April 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


April 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 GS encounter - miss distance 1.1 LD, size = 17 metres

Asteroid 2019 GT encounter - miss distance 3.5 LD, size = 18 metres

"The first-ever photograph of a black hole might be unveiled this week"


April 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 FS2 encounter - miss distance 3.2 LD, size = 12 metres


April 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2016 GW221 Near-Earth Flyby (0.026 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2014 UR Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)


April 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Venus Passes 0.4° From Neptune - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

"‘Virtual’ telescope captures first direct image of black hole"

"Mars methane hunt comes up empty, flummoxing scientists"

"Experts Predict a Long, Deep Solar Minimum"


April 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury - At Its Greatest Western Elongation (28°) - as seen from Earth

Asteroid 2019 GV5 encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2019 GT19 encounter - miss distance 2.1 LD, size = 12 metres

Asteroid 2019 GE1 encounter - miss distance 3.9 LD, size = 13 metres

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia April 11 - April 18"

"Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes into Moon"


 

April 12 2019 - 19:06 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

April 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 GN20 encounter - miss distance 1 LD, size = 18 metres

Yuri's Night: The World Space Party


April 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 GN encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 14 metres


April 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2016 FW13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)


April 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Meteors slamming into the Moon reveal underground water"


 

April 16 2019 - 22:02 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 364,209 km)

 

April 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 GW20 encounter - miss distance 3.4 LD, size = 11 metres

"Deep lakes and phantom ponds found on Saturn's moon Titan"

"Third planet found hiding in ‘Tatooine’ star system"


April 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"New details emerge about Titan’s methane lakes"

"Interstellar Meteor Likely Struck Earth In 2014, Say Astronomers"

"Cassini’s last look at Titan reveals more surprises"

"Astronomers Find a Chunk of a Comet Inside a Meteorite"

"Nearby asteroids reveal sizes of distant stars"


April 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 GC6 encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 18 metres

Aten Asteroid 2012 XO134 Near-Earth Flyby (0.038 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia April 18 - April 25"

"SOFIA detects long-sought primeval molecule"

"Methane-Filled Lakes on Titan are 'Surprisingly Deep'"


 

April 19 2019 - 11:12 UT

Full Pink Moon

 

April 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 522684 (2016 JP) Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)

"A third planet found in binary star system"

"April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower"


April 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 HE encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 17 metres

"New telescope to probe the formation and evolution of the universe"

"Jupiter-size star generates titanic white-light ‘superflare’"


April 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2016 WQ3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)


April 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Lyrids Meteor Shower History of Parent Comet

Lyrids Meteor Shower SkyMap

"NASA astronauts will ride Russian rockets for another year"

"Ep. 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest"


April 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2019 Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak

Apollo Asteroid 478784 (2012 UV136) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU)

"How Astronomers Used Asteroids to Measure Stars"


April 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Mars probe InSight detects possible 'marsquake', NASA says, in interplanetary first"


April 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia April 25 - May 02"


 

April 26 2019 - 22:18 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

April 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


April 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

April 28 2019 - 18:20 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,577 km)

 

April 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


April 29 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2008 GL20 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.084 AU)


April 30 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

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Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

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May 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

May 2019 SkyMaps & Sky Guides NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL May 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date
It is updated daily using Universal Time (UT) which is the same as GMT


May 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - May 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - May 2019 - usually up online the middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of May 2019 the Sunspot Number is ?


May 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

May 04 2019 - 22:45 UT

New Moon

 

May 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower SkyMap

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower in 2019

Amor Asteroid 2016 GF216 Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)


May 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

n–Aquarid meteor shower

Amor Asteroid 2009 MN8) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.076 AU)


May 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 1.4° From Uranus - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Amor Asteroid 2014 KQ84 Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU)


May 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2008 HS3 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.037 AU)


May 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 468005 (2012 XD112) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.098 AU)


May 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

May 12 2019 - 01:12 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

May 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2009 FU23 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.071 AU)


 

May 13 2019 - 21:53 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 369,017 km)

 

May 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

May 18 2019 - 21:11 UT

Full Flower Moon

 

May 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Blue Moon

Venus Passes 1.1° From Uranus - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Asteroid 2012 KT12 encounter - miss distance 3.3 LD, size = 20 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2012 KT12 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.008 AU)


May 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 68950 (2002 QF15) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2017 QP16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)


May 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2015 KQ18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU)

Aten Asteroid 66391 (1999 KW4) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.035 AU)


 

May 26 2019 - 16:34 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

May 26 2019 - 13:27 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,134 km) m

 

May 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 29 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2003 LH - Near-Earth Flyby (0.040 AU)


May 30 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


May 31 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

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Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

Realtime Comet Photo Gallery


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on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

 

June 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

June 2019 SkyMaps & Sky Guides NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL June 1st

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June 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - June 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - June 2019 - usually up online the middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of June 2019 the Sunspot Number is ?


June 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

June 03 2019 - 10:02 UT

New Moon

 

June 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 222P/LINEAR - Perihelion (0.828 AU)


June 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2014 MF18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU)


 

June 07 2019 - 23:21 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 368,508 km)

 

June 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2017 BM93 Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU)


June 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2017 XY2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU)


 

June 10 2019 - 05:59 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

June 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2011 TC4 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU)


June 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 209P/LINEAR - Perihelion (0.968 AU)


June 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

June 17 2019 - 08:31 UT

Full Strawberry Moon

 

June 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2017 XZ1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.076 AU)


June 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 0.2° From Mars - as seen from Earth

Aten Asteroid 2014 MV18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)


June 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

June 21 2019 - 15:54 UT

Alban Hefyn
Summer Solstice

 

June 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2010 RX30 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.094 AU)


June 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2016 WQ3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.079 AU)


 

June 23 2019 - 07:50 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,549 km)

 

June 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury - At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (25°) - as seen from Earth


June 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 441987 (2010 NY65) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU)

Amor Asteroid 2011 HT - Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU)


 

June 25 2019 - 09:46 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

June 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 322P/SOHO - Closest Approach To Earth (0.913 AU)


June 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2008 KV2 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.045 AU)


June 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2016 NN15 Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)

Aten Asteroid 494999 (2010 JU39) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2013 WR45 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)


June 29 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


June 30 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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"This volume, the first in a series of three heliophysics texts, integrates such diverse topics for the first time as a coherent intellectual discipline.

It emphasizes the physical processes coupling the Sun and Earth, allowing insights into the interaction of the solar wind and radiation with the Earth's magnetic field, atmosphere and climate system.

It provides a core resource for advanced undergraduates and graduates, and also constitutes a foundational reference for researchers in heliophysics, astrophysics, plasma physics, space physics, solar physics, aeronomy, space weather, planetary science and climate science."

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Additional online resources
including lecture presentations
and other teaching materials
became available towards
the end of 2014 at:
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"Heliophysics II:
Space storms and radiation:
causes and effects"

Edited by
Carolus J. Schrijver
&
George L. Siscoe

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"The Sun is a magnetically variable star and for planets with intrinsic magnetic fields, planets with atmospheres, or planets like Earth with both, there are profound consequences.

This 2010 volume, the second in this series of three heliophysics texts, integrates the many aspects of space storms and the energetic radiation associated with them - from causes on the Sun to effects in planetary environments.

It reviews the physical processes in solar flares and coronal mass ejections, interplanetary shocks, and particle acceleration and transport, and considers many space weather responses in geospace. In addition to its utility as a textbook, it also constitutes a foundational reference for researchers in fields from heliophysics to climate science."

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"Heliophysics III:
Evolving Solar Activity and the
Climates of Space and Earth"

Edited by
Carolus J. Schrijver
&
George L. Siscoe

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"This final book in this series of three heliophysics texts, published in 2010, focuses on long-term variability from the Sun's sunspot cycle and considers the planetary system's evolution from a climatological perspective.

Topics covered range from the dynamo action of stars and planets to processes in the Earth's troposphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere and their effects on planetary climate and habitability.

Supplemented by online teaching materials, it can be used as a textbook for courses or as a foundational reference for researchers in fields from astrophysics and plasma physics to planetary and climate science."

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"Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations"
(British Archaeological
Reports)
by
Benny J. Peiser
Trevor Palmer
Mark E. Bailey
(Editors)


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Research in the field of neo-catastrophism and impact cratering has quickened its pace since the early 1980s. Scholars such as Victor Clube, Bill Napier, Mark Bailey, Sir Fred Hoyle and Duncan Steel claim that a more 'active' sky might have caused major cultural changes of Bronze Age civilizations, belief systems and religious rituals."


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Astro-Archaeology
Bookshoppe


"The Newgrange Sirius Mystery"
by
E. A. James Swagger

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"A Little History of
Astro-Archaeology:
Stages in the Transformation
of a Heresy"

by
John Michell

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"Avebury Cosmos:
The Neolithic World
of Avebury henge"

by
Nicholas R. Mann

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"The ancient Britons were inspired by a profound knowledge of the heavens when they erected the monumental stones of Avebury.

Mann throws light on the motive behind the creation of its awe-inspiring mounds and megaliths by demonstrating that they were aligned to the cycles of the Sun, Moon and stars.

This book will help visitors and readers to see Avebury in a wholly new light - the light of the heavenly bodies that guided its Neolithic builders."

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"Avebury:
Sun, Moon and Earth"

by
Maria Wheatley
&
Busty Taylor

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"Living the Sky:
Cosmos of the American Indian"

by
Ray A. Williamson

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"Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos"
by
John David North

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"A Guide to Prehistoric
Astronomy in the Southwest"

by
J. McKim Malville

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"Dr. J. McKim Malville has outdone himself in this guide to prehistoric astronomy.

Even a reader with little or no background in archaeoastronomy will like this book.

One reason is the tons of good photos and diagrams that can help anyone better appreciate the miraculous order of our solar system and the stars.

It would make a great gift for children between 10 and 16, potentially stimulating them to enter the field of science."

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"Ancient Skies and Astronomy Now"
by
Krishna K Ramadas

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"Chaco Astronomy:
An Ancient American Cosmology"

by
Anna Sofaer

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"After rumors surfaced about the sun bisecting a petroglyph at Chaco Canyon, people never looked at the site the same again.

The discovery proposed a cosmology at Chaco, and the book looks at the people who lived in the San Juan Basin from 850 AD to 1300, developing an elaborate culture around the cycles of the sun and moon.

Anna Sofaer's pioneering work on Chaco Canyon, a World Heritage Site, should be required reading for anyone interested in how the prehistoric people of the American Southwest conceptualized their universe and placed themselves within that universe."

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"Signs in the Heavens: A Muslim Astronomer's Perspective on Religion and Science"
by
Imad-Ad-Dean Ahmad

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"Patterns in the Sky:
An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy"

by
Stephen M. Fabian

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"Since the beginning of humankind, people around the world have had a strong interest in the powers and beings perceived in the sky.

This compelling short work helps students fully understand and appreciate the ways in which non-Western indigenous and small-scale societies perceive, conceptualize, and make sure of what they astronomically observe.

With its concise explanations of prominent astronomical phenomena, discussions of relevant crosscultural examples, and instructive suggestions for active field research, Patterns in the Sky is a unique and practical guide for doing ethnoastronomy.

In addition, Fabian offers exercises in observational astronomy with the naked eye so that students can get in touch with the cosmos and natural world around them."

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"Astronomy & Measurement in Megalithic Architecture"
by
Peter Harris
and
Norman Stockdale

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"Alexander Thom:
Cracking The
Stone Age Code"

by
Robin Heath

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"Professor Alexander Thom was a foremost scientist and engineer of the last century.

Once Chair of Engineering Science at Brasenose College, Oxford, following an already distinguished career in both the academic and industrial world, during the War, he had been Principal Scientific Officer for the design of the High Speed Wind Tunnel at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, and had assisted Sir Barnes Wallace in the design of the famous 'bouncing bomb' of Dambuster's fame.

From 1934, Thom became interested in the megalithic culture that had erected the stone circles, rows and other monuments in Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain.

He began to accurately survey these sites, and in 1967 published "Megalithic Sites in Britain" (Oxford) where he claimed the builders had been skilled surveyors and astronomers, and had used an identical and accurate unit of length to mark out their constructions throughout Britain, a length he called the Megalithic yard (2.72 feet or 0.829m).

Thom also discovered that they were using a geometry based on right-angled 'Pythagorean' triangles, triangles whose sides were whole numbers of this same megalithic yard, or subdivisions or multiples of it.

He also proposed that they were observing both the sun and moon using precision alignments to identified sites or natural features on a distant horizon. He even showed that they could have predicted eclipses.

The book was described by archaeologist Professor Richard Atkinson as 'a well-constructed time-bomb dropped through the letterbox of archaeology', and it caused a huge rumpus within the profession.

In effect Thom had demonstrated that there was a huge missing component in our understanding of the Megalithic culture, one that archaeologists had totally missed, and that our model of prehistory was flawed and hopelessly inadequate."

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