Tuesday, 29 September 2015

open days czyli jak wypasc mialkim w Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Otwarte Drzwi takze w Krolewskim Obserwatorium w Blackhord Hill w Edim. Nigdy w obserwatorium dzieci nie byly. To poszly. Jak psy za suka. Do nauki. Do gwiazd. By naukowcy zrobili z ciebie idiote ale o tym nie wiesz. Taki maly rozumek sie tam ma. Astronomowie mowili tak prosto, ze prosciej sie juz nie dalo. Oczywiscie niby sie rozumialo- ale. To ale jest wymowne. Naukowcy sie starali. My wytezalismy glowy ale porozumienia to miedzy nami nie bylo. Paru ludzi bylo naprawde zwariowanych. Zwlaszcza jeden facet z koszulka z napisem. Jestem prawdziwem rakietowym naukowce. Mial racje!
Od rana do popoludnia. Zabawa przednia. Dla dzieci to frajada i nie wiem czy wieksza dla nich czy dla rodzicow. 
Kochani ja nie bede tlumaczyc. Bo wyjda bzdury. Po prostu przejazdzka noktowizorem w glab galaktyki byla... fantastyczna To przygotowal dr. Alastair Bruce. Wyklad poprowadzi prof. Andy Lawrence.
Bylo pysznie. Bylo przystepnie. Bylo interesujaco. W bibliotece chcialam blysnac humorem i spytalam sie czy to prawdziwy Kopernik? Takaak mielismy tu cale gwiazdorstwo- Kopernika, Newtona, Keplera.
-Aha brzmialo moje glupie westchnienie.
Zagailam, piosenka I`m your Wenus- trio Bannanarama. Pani w wieku ciocinym- rozumiala aluzje i rowniez odwzajemnila usmiech.-)
W laboratorium podesyzl dzieci i zagaily - a to co robi? Maszyna wygladala imponujaco- tzn kupa tulei, magnesow i sprezen. Pan opowiadajacy zagail, ze to. no wlasnie i ze to bardzo potrzebne jest. Nastepne pytanie trafilo w sedno- a kto robi do tego oprogramowanie- Astronom odpowiedzial, ze to- on.
Innych pytan juz nie bylo.
We Dworze oprogramowanie IT robi sie 15 lat. Stale dobudowywane i wiecznie 9Zajete). Nie chce wiedziec do czego sklonny byl ow Pan. Tzn jego mozg.
To tyla
Tlumaczyc nie moge bo bzdury by wyszly.

Weird New Worlds

Sat 26th & Sun 27th Sept
10am - 5pm
Last entry to the site 4.30pm
The theme this year is inspired by the International Year of Light.
  • Starlab Planetarium
  • Dome demonstrations
  • Laboratory tours
  • Speak with Astronomers
  • Comet making
  • Meteorite handling
  • Talk to Engineers
  • Lost In Space - A multi-media exploration of the Cosmos
  • Events Timetable

    Starlab Planetarium Shows

    in the Copeland building
    Wonder at the night sky above you!
    There will be planetarium shows throughout the course of the weekend. The shows are ticketed with limited numbers. Tickets can be picked up from the visitor centre shop with the tickets for the first three shows being released at 10am and the last 5 shows at 1pm.
    The shows will be at the following times:
    • 10:30am
    • 11:15am
    • 12:00pm
    • 01:30pm
    • 02:15pm
    • 03:00pm
    • 03:45pm
    • 04:30pm


    in the Deep Space Gallery
    The shows are ticketed with limited numbers. Tickets can be picked up from the library with entrance to the show via the library stairs.
    The shows will be at the following times:
    • 11:00am
    • 12:00pm
    • 01:30pm
    • 02:30pm
    • 03:30pm
    Our multi-media show returns this year with some brand new features! The event starts with a show using pictures, video and music, musing on our place within a huge and violent Universe. Then we will demonstrate StarsightVR, an exciting new way to explore the Cosmos with a virtual reality headset. Finally we will have a roam-around interactive session, with the zoomable Milky Way, rocks from space you can hold, the Puffer Fish star globe, and Space Fiction images.
    Put together by Astronomers Andy Lawrence and Alastair Bruce, Composer Mat Giannotti, and Photographer Patricia McCormack. The event will start at roughly hourly intervals, and lasts about 40 minutes.
    Patricia is a Fine Art photographer currently undertaking a Masters in Contemporary Art Photography at Edinburgh University’s College of Art, where she is exploring landscape and astrophotography. ‘Things much closer to earth than they are in reality, 2015’ is a series 35mm and digital images presenting fictional situations from factual images, where the monstrous sublime is incorporated into everyday life.
    This project is being produced in collaboration with Professor Andy Lawrence and PhD Researcher Alastair Bruce, with kind support from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
    The ROE Open Days are part of the Edinburgh Doors Open Days, organised by the Cockburn Association.

The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is located near the summit. The hilltop also features a police radio transmitter and a meteorological station. Craigmillar Park golf course is situated to the east of Blackford Hill, near the observatory, and the Midmar allotments and Blackford Pond are adjacent to the hill on the north side.
When the Earl of Crawford learned of the plans to close the Royal Observatory, he offered to give the instruments of his own Dunecht observatory and his unique astronomical library to the nation on condition that the Government build and maintain a new Royal Observatory to replace the one on Calton Hill. Ralph Copeland was appointed third Astronomer Royal for Scotland and oversaw the move of the two observatories from Dunecht and Calton Hill to Blackford Hill.

The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE) is an astronomical institution located on Blackford Hillin Edinburgh. The site is owned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The ROE comprises the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) of STFC, the Institute for Astronomy of the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh, and the ROE Visitor Centre.

East Dome90 cm Cassegrain reflector

The instruments to move into the domes were a 15-inch (38 cm) refractor (East Dome) and a 24-inch (0.6 m) reflector (West Dome). An 8.5-inch (22 cm) transit circle was housed in a separate building further west. The time service continued to control the time ball on Calton Hill and the time gun on Edinburgh Castle by telegraph wire. It also controlled a time gun in Dundee and a clock atRosyth dockyard. In the 1910s and 1920s research at the ROE led to more accurate pendulum clocks, which remained in service until they had to give way to quartz clocks in the 1960s.

The original 1894 building includes two cylindrical copper domes on top of the East and West Towers. These were refurbished in 2010.[1] The East Dome still shelters a 36-inch (0.9 m) Cassegrain reflector that was installed in 1930. This is part of the visitor centre exhibition, but is not operational any more. A 16/24-inch (0.4/0.6 m) Schmidt camera was installed in the West Dome in 1951. In 2010 this was removed to theNational Museum of Scotland.[2] The only working telescope is a Meade MAX 20in ACF (0.5 m) reflector in a hemispherical dome on top of the teaching laboratories. This telescope is used for undergraduate teaching. As of April 2012, the 1967 telescope and mount have been removed to Mid-Kent Astronomical Society; a replacement telescope will be installed later in 2012.[3]

Widok z dachu na okolice i samo miasto

plakaty z Chile
The observatory carries out astronomical research and university teaching; design, project management, and construction of instruments and telescopes for astronomical observatories; and teacher training in astronomy and outreach to the public. The ROE Library includes the Crawford Collection of books and manuscripts gifted in 1888 by James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford. Before it moved to the present site in 1896, the Royal Observatory was located on Calton Hill, close to the centre of Edinburgh, at what is now known as the City Observatory.

widok na laboratorium
The Crawford labs of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre
praca drukarki 3D
A "flexure rig" for simulating the operational movement of instruments on telescopes as they change altitude
wazenie i macanie meteorytow
 Andrew Lawrence became Regius Professor of Astronomy in the University of Edinburgh, whereas the title of Astronomer Royal for Scotland 
East Tower with copper dome

Crawford Collection

The Crawford Collection has first editions of most books relevant to the history of astronomy. This includes many works by the likes of Brahe,CopernicusGalileiKepler and Newton. For the most part, Lord Lindsay collected this library in the 1870s and 1880s. An early addition was that of over 2500 items from Charles Babbage's library after his death in 1871.

gwiazdy i gwaiazdeczki w bibliotece
widok na poludnie i Pentland Hills
zabawa ze sloncem i ogladanie miasta z teleskopow
West Dome40/60 cm Schmidt camera(removed 2010)


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