World Space Week October 4th - 10th

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thelaunchpad.xprize.org : A Day of Exploration at the Isle of Man
10/04/2010 09:02:00 AM



Did you know that World Space Week is celebrated in fifty nations by students across the world? In support of World Space Week, the Google Lunar XPRIZE Education Program kick started the week with supporting “A Day of Exploration” with Isle of Man students. Approximately 200 students from four different high schools were educated about all of the great successes that have happened on October 4th: Sputnik 1 and the Ansari X PRIZE.
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ESO has a birthday on 5th :

www.eso.org : ESO Timeline :
05 October 1962 — Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden sign the ESO convention

www.eso.org : Discover ESO's Hidden Treasures
An Astronomical Images Competition

4 October 2010

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is proud to present Hidden Treasures — a free competition for everyone who enjoys making beautiful images of the night sky using real astronomical data. The competition has some extremely attractive prizes for the lucky winners who produce the most beautiful and original images, including an all expenses paid trip to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) on Cerro Paranal, in Chile, the world’s most advanced optical telescope. And the winner will have a chance to participate in the nightly VLT observations under the crisp Chilean skies.

The job however is not for the faint-hearted, as many terabytes of data are available, spanning many years, different instruments and technologies. The goal is to dig a dataset out of the ESO science archive, process the raw frames and assemble them into a stunning colour or greyscale image. Can you compete with the best astrophotography specialists?

There are only a few restrictions: the image must be one that has not previously been released by ESO, it must be based on images from the ESO telescopes, is should not be “painted” in an unreasonable way and you should allow ESO to use the image afterwards (you will get a credit). Other than that, the only limit is your skill and creativity.

Complete terms and conditions are available on the website.

The entries should be submitted before 30 November 2010.
Links :
Hidden treasures competition page
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http://www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk : World Space Week - Story of a Mars Rover Systems Engineer
Page last updated: 07 October 2010

by the UK Space Agency

As part of World Space Week, Ben Boyes, Mars rover systems engineer, talks about how he came to work for Astrium, Europe’s leading space company.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUyxtahT5x8[/youtube]
BrunoTheRover | October 05, 2010

Meet Bruno and his pal Ben Boyes who talks about how he came to work on the most exciting engineering project in Europe!
 
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Just found this - "NEW MOON: Reds Launch First Space Satellite": The First American Newsreel About Sputnik

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIT60FVpX2s[/youtube]
MotherboardTV | October 07, 2010

From October 7, 1957. Read more at Motherboard.tv
 
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