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Margaret Burbidge (b. 1919) is a British-American astrophysicist. She served as the Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and was also the first director of the Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.

She obtained her PhD from University College, London, but was turned down for a Carnegie Fellowship since it was reserved for men at the time, in 1945. She contributed to the B2HF theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, which laid out the basis for much later research in astrophysics. She became the first female president of the American Astronomy Society in 1976, and fought to end gender discrimination in the field.

“I‘m with you till the end of the line.”

when I visit Royal Greenwich observatory and saw meridian line, the first thing come out from my mind was this line.

this is the ending and also the beginning of the world.

I’m so glad Steve and Bucky are both in the new age, together.

looking forward for Captain America 3.

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 winners

Overall Winner and Our Sun Winner Baily’s Beads-Yu Jun

The Baily’s beads effect is a feature of total solar eclipses. As the Moon passes the Sun during a solar eclipse, the rugged lunar limb allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places, and not in others. I took a series of photos of the total solar eclipse of 2016, in Luwuk Indonesia, and stacked them with software to show the Baily’s beads.

Photograph: Yu Jun /Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition/National Maritime Museum

This incredibly clear view of lunar craters was captured by an astrophotographer!

At first sight I’d guess this image to be taken by a spacecraft. However, Jordi Delpeix Borrell obtained this incredibly detailed view of our crater-studded Moon with a Celestron 14-inch (35cm) telescope, accompanied by Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro mount, and a ZWO ASI 120mm camera.
Hundreds of exposures of the Moon’s southern region, taken at Barcelona, Spain in November 2015, were stacked to achieve this striking clarity.   

This is the winning image for Our Moon category of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Borrell’s original image title was “From Maurolycus to Moretus”.

image credit: Jordi Delpeix Borrell


Travel themed #Blackout with a few of my favorite places

1. London, England, UK (The London Eye & Big Ben)

2. Versailles, France (Palace of Versailles)

3. Bath, England, UK

4. Paris, France (The Eiffel Tower)

5. Paris, France (The Louvre)

6. Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK (Stonehenge)

7.London, England, UK (Royal Observatory Greenwich)

8. Alligator Point, Florida

9. Pembroke, Wales, UK (Pembroke Castle)

10. Inverness, Scotland, UK

anonymous asked:

Hi i'm going to London tomorrow for the first time ever and i'm super excited. But i have absolutely no idea where to go or what to do. I know you love it there and I was wondering if you could recommend places/things? shops/streets/restaurants/etc anything would be great. thanks

  • Primrose Hill (there are lots of cute shops there and the park’s view is amazing; a brilliant reading spot).
  • Westfield (shopping centre).
  • Camden Lock Market (if you’re into vintage clothing, and they have all kinds of mouthgasm food stalls; Indian, Chinese, Japanese, French, etc.).
  • Greenwich (The Royal Observatory is cool if you’re into history).
  • There’s a tiny little restaurant in Covent Garden called ‘Crème de la Crêpe’ and they have the best Crêpes in the world (it’s very small though so you may have to search a while).
  • You should definitely go on a shopping spree to Oxford Street/Bond Street. The Topshop is massive!
  • National History Museum is v. impressive. 
  • If you’re hungry; go to Borough Market.
  • Southbank book market (if you’re into books).
  • Neal’s Yard.
  • The British Library (if you have a few hours to spare you can go in and actually TOUCH the books of hundreds of years old, you won’t be able to take your phone, coat, food, bag or anything sharp in though so someone will have to wait outside).
  • You have to go see a musical, it’s an amazing experience I promise. (you could go to London Palladium or Lyceum Theatre?).
  • Sea Life London Aquarium.
  • Harrods (It’s a must).
  • Right opposite St. Pancras/ King’s Cross there’s a restaurant called ‘Karpo’ and it’s one of my favourite lunch places in London, they have the best food.
  • China Town is really picturesque at night.
  • Portobello
  • Don’t, I repeat don’t go anywhere near The Big Ben, The London Eye or The Tower Bridge on your last night because they’ll look magical with all their lights and you’ll never want to leave again and cry.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. This year the competition received a record 1700 entries, with images sent by astrophotographers in over 50 countries, and for the first time with a submission taken from the edge of space! The winner of the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year award fell into the latter category, as 15-year-old American twins Shishir and Shashank Dholakia won for their image of the Horsehead Nebula 1,500 light-years away from Earth. The photographs show a beautiful and diverse array of astronomical highlights from the last two years. 

The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space.