Blogroll – Part 1

If you look at the side bar, there is a column call “BLOGROLL”.  Under the Blogroll, there is a list of some interesting sites I would like to share with you all.

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(1)  You want to know more about astronomy, but you don’t like to read… so what to do?  How nice if we can just sit back, relax and listen to someone explains it all to us… if so, then welcome to Astronomy Cast: “a weekly fact based journey through the cosmos, where we not only help you understand what we know, but how we know what we know.”

Astronomy Cast offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.  The show is hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (Star Stryder).  Together they explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us.

Every show lasts about 30 minutes, and currently there are 81 episodes on the site and new episode are coming in every week!  The show is in mp3 format (< 20MB) so you can listen to it from your computer, mp3 player or even your handphone.  You can listen to it while waiting for bus or LRT or in the car especially when stuck in a traffic jam, so you won’t be wasting your time.

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(2)  Welcome to Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Discover the universe through pictures.  Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.  This is a good place not only to see breathtaking astronomy pictures, but also to learn the science behind them.  This site started in June 1995, a picture a day, so just imagine how pictures are there now!

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(3)  Astrophotography Group of Malaysia (APGM).  This is our very own Made in Malaysia astrophotographs.  Many people do not know this, but Malaysia does have places where we can do astronomy observing and photographing.  And we also have people capable of doing that.

Visit APGM photo album to see some fabulous astrophotographs taken by local amateur astronomers.  The saturn animation posted earlier and the two pieces rectangular images on top of this blog featuring our Milky Way is taken by APGM’s member.

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TO BE CONTINUE…

I give a break to let you digest and explore the 3 sites above, we’ll continue tomorrow.

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~ by thChieh on March 28, 2008.

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