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March 20, 2015 — 2 Comments

Partial Eclipse 9am

Today’s partial Solar eclipse is off to a great start here in Witney, where the cloud cover is working as a perfect solar filter.

Partial Eclipse

The eclipse culminated here as a smiling, Cheshire cat-style grin 🙂

Partial Eclipse Grin

The latest issue of Astronomy & Geophysics includes an article by your truly about the GitHub/.Astronomy Hack Day at the UK’s National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth earlier this year.

The projects resulting from hack days are often prototypes, or proof-of-concept ideas that are meant to grow and expand later. Often they are simply written up and shared online for someone else to take on if they wish. This ethos of sharing and openness was evident at the NAM hack day, when people would periodically stand up and shout to the room, asking for anyone with skills in a particular area, or access to specific hardware.

Take a look here: http://astrogeo.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/4/4.15.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=kkvGWSg3ABbIy5S

Martian Nyan Cat

Martian Nyan Cat