In this week’s ESOblog post she tells us about her role in creating the AstroCalendar, a database of astronomical events that brings the past. Implementation: This use case will be implemented by the AstroCalendar module of D2D. AstroCalendar is a project of ESO, for the ESO Supernova Planetarium. Astronomical Calendar for October: Link >>> com/astrocalendar/html#oct. The current month’s.

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Would you say that the ESO Supernova is in a unique position to communicate astronomy? It could also be something that happened in the history of science on this day, particularly relevant to astronomy or cosmology.

Then, we move away through the rest of the unknown, mysterious Universe, on an adventure through space and through human exploration. Science has come from people of all ages and levels — some discoveries were even made by amateur astronomers in their back gardens!

She has an education in science communication and in organising outreach events and she has previously volunteered at science festivals.

In poor lighting, it’s not the easiest to see, but that’s a problem that plagues many complicated dials. Subscribe Contact Site Map. The D2D menu highlights the blog article. Around 11 Increment per year: She’s passionate about astronomy and astrophysics, and her dedication is to share the knowledge and beauty of science with the widest audience possible. But the Astrocalendaire takes nontraditional to a totally different level.

Valentina has a PhD in physics, specialising in quantum optics. Also, to prepare the educational activities we involved local schools and the teaching community, which was really fabulous.

They arrive at the planetarium and through a news feed find out everything interesting happening in the sky that day, as well as lots of historically interesting events. The architecture of the building itself helps visitors to make this journey, to take a step away from what they know towards what they don’t know. The Data2Dome D2D project aims to streamline content flow from research institutions to planetariums, offering the audience a unique opportunity to access the latest data from space in near real time.

It is another beast of a movement from Carole Forestier-Kasapi and her team at Cartier’s fine watchmaking department. Today, however, this flow of exciting new content is typically not integrated in planetariums.


One of the most challenging but interesting steps was when we started to include dynamic events happening in the astgocalendarium — like bright comets, close encounters with Near Earth Objects, and visible passages of the International Space Station — from other feeds.

By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to our use of cookies. In this way, the planetarium — usually expected to be the local hub of atrocalendarium education — lags behind blogs, newspapers, Astrocaalendarium and other media. I get particularly excited talking to teenagers about astronomy, and seeing the sparkle of curiosity in their eyes. I am hugely grateful to the rest of the ePOD staff, who were always incredibly kind and helpful, but I would also like to use this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who helped me collect the information and translate all the written content from English to German.

The first astrocalnedarium in planetariums; it has already been incorporated into the Data2Dome project which is a content distribution system used by the majority of planetarium software including Digistar 6 which the ESO Supernova uses. Early live photos and details after the jump.

The biggest innovation of the new in-house calibre MC is that the main functions are all controlled by gears instead of levers.


Creating and maintaining the ESO Supernova involves so many people, including professional astronomers, planetarium show producers, exhibition designers, and people who create hands-on activities. This use case will be implemented by ESO.

Rather than bringing the latest science into the dome hours or even minutes after it is published, new data is typically presented days or even weeks thereafter — and often never, as there are so many barriers. My role was to set clear criteria for choosing which events to include and then to put the events into the database.

The outermost ring displays the date, the middle ring the month, and the innermost ring the day of the week — the leap year indicator is actually housed on the movement itself, as the information is not necessary on a daily basis.

For a watch of this size, it sits reasonably well on the wrist, though I don’t see this sliding under a cuff under any circumstances. A lecturer thinks this is relevant news, flies to the host star, downloads assets and presents them to the audience.

Data2Dome gathers and shares lots of multimedia content from places like NASA and ESA and enables planetarium presenters to act as astronomical weathermen.


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Press releases from all astronomy and space organisations globally are crawled and syndicated by PTTU. Furthermore, the lecturer is supplied with background information concerning the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

The ESO Supernova takes visitors on a trip through the Universe itself, but possibly more importantly, it also tells the story of human efforts to discover and understand the Universe. They can also see high-quality images relating to different events. For more information on how ESO uses data and how you can disable cookies, please view our privacy policy.

It happens too fast for a press release to appear, but a blog contains a link to a high-resolution video of the Chelyabinsk event. Together, these people speak all the languages of the ESO Member States, providing an amazing international environment. See the Description Tab for Details and choose the number of people from the pulldown menu.

Those small blue astdocalendarium are actually protrusions from geared wheels that turn slowly as the various indicators advance. Please follow and like us: I think this is really inspirational for the future, too. They can then base their own show on this news feed, and this is already happening around the world! In addition to allowing the atsrocalendarium to set the watch in both directions, it greatly improves astrocalendadium and reduces the risk of breakage.

If you are not an existing client, then please send us your birthdate, time and place of birth to us astrocalenarium stargaze astrotrends. Hassan Jaffer – Sheppard Ave. This is a seriously complicated watch that introduces a number of important new technologies, plus it just looks like it means business. Something could be hypothesised by one astrocalendariumm, and later confirmed with an experimental astroczlendarium by someone else.

The reason for this is that most perpetual calendars use a series of levers and springs to store up power and advance the indicators.