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Rain expected in Bay Area next week

While clear and sunny skies are on tap for this weekend in the Bay Area, another round of rainfall is expected to hit the region early next week, forecasters said Saturday. Chances for precipitation in the Bay Area pick up Monday evening...Show More Summary

NASA orbiter captures Schiaparelli’s high-speed impact

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky A NASA spacecraft circling Mars has photographed wreckage of Europe's Schiaparelli lander, confirming that it crashed on the Red Planet. The postShow More Summary

Don’t Make Lightroom Standard Previews Bigger Than You Need

Hi Gang: How’s this for a late Friday post? (oh, and greetings from the Delta Sky Club at Laguardia). ???? This is just a quickie, but it can save you time and drive space, especially if the catalog you’re working with today was an older Lightroom catalog that you updated to work with the current version. Show More Summary

This Artist Literally Lights His Art on Fire, and the Result Is Pure Magic

When I see “explosive” or “singes the screen” in a movie review, I assume that the writer is either being lazy or attempting to be quoted in a trailer. But both descriptions are actually apt for the new Netflix documentary, “Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang,” directed by Kevin Macdonald. Show More Summary

How Sammie Coates Went from Rookie Bust to the Latest Steelers WR Success Story

PITTSBURGH — The cameras were going to love this kid, with his long torso and the dreadlocks flapping out of his helmet. He was going to be a highlight machine, blazing through defenses and plucking passes from the sky, dancing in end zones and nodding while fans wearing his jersey No. Show More Summary

Unmanned, Autonomous Technologies Tested During First Unmanned Warrior Exercise

Luckily, the skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm so far this October. While the systems they are here to test may be unmanned or autonomous, the various projects have brought together in Scotland several dozens of the world’s foremost experts in unmanned

This guide to astrophotography will have you shooting stars in no time

Yesterday we showed you South of Home Photography’s beautiful photographs of the New Zealand winter night sky. If you’re just starting out with astrophotography, it can be difficult to know where to begin. How should you plan? Is your gear up to the challenge? Do you need specialist equipment? What settings should you use? Today we [...]Show More Summary

Schiaparelli crashed on Mars – but ESA declare the mission a success

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Europe’s latest Mars lander, the UK-backed Schiaparelli, crashed after its thrusters failed to fire for long enough to slow its descent, the mission...Show More Summary

See Delta’s New $24M Sky Club at Sea-Tac, 30 Ft Windows, Mt. Rainer Views, On-Site Spa

Delta announced their plans for a second Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac back in November 2015 with an opening date of late 2016. Well, they’ve met that schedule and the new Sky Club is set to open this Friday. However, the Puget Sound Journal received a special early tour today. Show More Summary

Read the November 2016 Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online Today

Big Sky Outdoor News & Adventure Inc is pleased the announce that the November issue of the Montana Hunting & Fishing News is available online free for readers of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News..... This post Read the November 2016 Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online Today appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Fears for Mars lander as sister ship successfully goes into orbit

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky There were fears for Mars lander Schiaparelli tonight after communication was lost a minute before it was due to touch down. The post Fears for Mars...Show More Summary

Pluto's Skies Might Be More Earth-Like Than We Imagined

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s a dazzling thought: Pluto’s blue skies may be cloudy. Earlier this year, we heard a rumor that scientists were considering the possibility of clouds on Pluto. According to NASA, that rumor is very much alive, and a hot topic of discussion at a planetary science conference this week. Read more...

This couple spend their cold winter nights in New Zealand photographing the amazing night sky

There are few things on this earth more appealing to landscape photographers than New Zealand, the Milky Way, and Auroras. So, when I came across the work of Jake and Jo featuring all three, I had to find out more. Jake and Jo are South of Home Photography, based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Last winter, they travelled [...]Show More Summary

Planetary String Lights Bring the Solar System to the Party

These days it’s hard to see heavenly bodies in the night sky because of so much light pollution, but our solar system will always be visible with this planetary string light set. Hang the planets on…

Mars expert gives his view on chances of alien life on Mars

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Europe will tomorrow make its first attempt to land on Mars since the UK’s ill-fated Beagle 2, with the latest mission to look for evidence of alien...Show More Summary

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016

Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the […]

New ICAO Aviation & Climate Pact: Fly The Earth-Friendly Skies!

Meeting in Canada the first week of this month at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization meeting, world governments adopted an International Aviation Climate Change Agreement. The agreement is a global market-based measure limiting the net carbon dioxide emissions of aircraft. Show More Summary

Oculus Rift Games: Eagle Flight VR Game is Breathtaking! [Review]

The age of virtual reality is upon us. This time, some Oculus Rift games will allow us to transform into majestic eagles and conquer the skies. Eagle Flight is Ubisoft’s official red carpet entry into virtual reality as it launches for the Oculus Rift. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 20 to Thursday October 27

The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday October 23. Venus climbs higher in the evening sky, leaving the head of the Scorpion and comes close to Antares and Saturn by the end of the week. Mars leaves the Teapot of Sagittarius behind.The Orionid meteor shower is washed out by moonlight.The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday October 23. Show More Summary

9 Great Jobs for Snowbirds

Planning to hit the skies this winter and fly south? That's probably not a bad idea, considering that the trusty Farmer's Almanac says Old Man Winter plans to unleash an exceptionally cold and wet one. But between posting photos of palm trees and swimming pools to Facebook so your friends can curse...

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