That's the question astronomers are now poised to answer, says Alan Dressler of the Carnegie Observatories
This mission is a gap filler; it's certainly not what you call one of the Great Observatories
," admits Stachnik.
The third in NASA's family of Great Observatories
that includes the Hubble Space Telescope and the TRW-built Compton Gamma Ray observatory, Chandra will use the world's most powerful X-ray telescope to allow scientists to "see" and monitor cosmic events that are invisible to conventional optical telescopes.
Some engineers and scientists have claimed that the earthen mounds and rock circles of prehistoric observatories
permitted extremely precise marking of horizon locations where celestial objects rose and set.
14, 1999--In a ceremony marking the successful completion of one of NASA's newest and most powerful science satellites, TRW (NYSE:TRW) Thursday unveiled for reporters the Chandra X-ray Observatory ("Chandra"), the third in NASA's family of Great Observatories
that includes the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
The Philippines observations were part of a larger scientific collaboration involving observations from a sounding rocket, the Solr Max satellite and various solar observatories
12, 1999--In a move that capitalizes on a track record of successfully integrating major space observatories
, TRW (NYSE:TRW) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Germany has had visible-light telescopes and observatories
for hundreds of years.
Through such orbiting observatories
as the High Energy Astronomy Observatories
, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer-Earth Probe, TRW has helped NASA scientists unlock mysteries about the Earth and the universe.
In all, the Berkeley group notified about 30 observatories
of the discovery of SN 1986I, and many of them did various specialized observations.
Beckers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories
in Tucson, Ariz.
We praise the agreement signed by the State Secretariat of Tourism of Guanajuato (SECTUR) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (SENATUR) as an important step to increase the development of sustainable tourism observatories
said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
This isn't a passage out of a science fiction story; it's a typical description of hundreds of robotic observatories
operating all over the world today using off-the-shelf hardware and software that don't require you to be a computer hacker or electrical engineer to use.
The first workshop on urban observatories
was launched on Monday by the Mayor of Madinah Province, Khalid Taher, on behalf of Prince Faisal bin Salman, Madinah governor and president of the Council of Urban Observatories
The purpose of the observatories
is to gather and report data on the environmental, cultural, social and economic impacts of tourism, based on the UNWTO's sustainable tourism indictors.