Where, when, and how to watch this week’s meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower is happening this weekend. It produces some of the brightest meteors all year. The most meteors will fall between Oct. 20-22. Expect to see between 10-30 meteors an hour. The best time to spot them is around 1:30 am each night. By this time, the Moon will have set. Its absence […]

Lessons from the World Avoided | Sean Davis | TEDxBoulder

30 years after signing of The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the “World’s most successful environmental treaty”, the ozone layer is beginning to heal. Climate scientist Sean Davis reflects on this environmental success story and the world we’ve avoided by our efforts to save the ozone layer, and offers lessons we […]

Y’a-t-il un plan B pour la Terre ? | Marc Pircher | TEDxToulouse

Marc a consacré sa carrière d’ingénieur au domaine spatial, supervisant notamment plusieurs projets pionniers de satellites d’observation français. Ancien directeur du Centre Spatial de Toulouse du CNES dont il a pris sa retraite en 2016, il reste un grand passionné d’Espace. Marc Pircher a consacré sa carrière d’ingénieur au domaine spatial, supervisant notamment plusieurs projets […]

What a harvest moon actually is and why it is so unusual this year

By definition, the harvest moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the first day of autumn. In fact, that’s how it got its name. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/

Scientists have solved one of Pluto’s most puzzling mysteries.

There are regions in Pluto where huge ice structures exist. Scientists finally think they know how they are formed. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/

NASA is about to destroy a $3.26 billion spacecraft by flying it into Saturn

NASA is about to say a fond farewell to its Cassini spacecraft. After 13 years of exploring Saturn and its mysterious moons, Cassini is running out of fuel. NASA is using the remaining dregs to fly it straight into Saturn on September 15th, where the $3.26 billion spacecraft will be obliterated. Here’s a break down […]

Il fattore umano nelle cooperazioni | Alessandro Ercolani | TEDxBrescia

Alessandro Ercolani ci fa vivere un’avventura emozionante a 500 milioni di chilometri dalla terra, un viaggio spaziale verso una cometa. Una cooperazione internazionale che ha coinvolto 22 stati. “…per realizzare grandi imprese servono persone che lavorano insieme, il fattore umano in un gruppo è una componente fondamentale, per capirsi, per superare i momenti di difficoltà […]

Total solar eclipse experience from coast to coast

From Madras, Oregon, one of the first cities to fall into darkness, to Charleston, South Carolina, awe-struck onlookers in the “path of totality” cheered the covering and re-emerging of the sun.

How eclipse chasers, small towns prepared for total solar eclipse

Local communities tried to prepare for the onslaught of so-called “umbraphiles,” who travel the world chasing the moon’s shadow, as hotel rooms were booked up for miles around.


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