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When will the European Southern Observatory’s telescope start working?
The telescope, built by the European Southern Observatory, will be able to see the oldest galaxies in the universe but also study planets orbiting nearby stars. The telescope is currently expected to start operations in 2025. – Tereza Pultarova
astronomy time zone
What is a nautical time zone?
Since the 1920s, a nautical standard time system has been in operation for ships on the high seas. As an ideal form of the terrestrial time zone system, nautical time zones consist of gores of 15° offset from GMT by a whole number of hours.
astronomy zone of avoidance
What is the’zone of galactic obscuration’?
NOTE: "The ‘Zone of Galactic Obscuration’ is, simply as it says, an area of the sky where the hub of the Milky Way galaxy itself makes observations very difficult by obscuring what is going on. This is defined purely by our location relative to the galactic hub, and is not an actual object in itself."
radio astronomy zone
Why coordination zones around radio astronomy sites?
The establishment of coordination zones around radio astronomy sites provides a method of avoiding detrimental interference from terrestrial transmitters of other services that share a radio astronomy band.
opposite of zenith astronomy
What is the opposite of the zenith?
…heavens exactly opposite to the zenith, the zenith and nadir being the two poles of the horizon. That is, the zenith is directly overhead, the nadir directly underfoot.…
astronomy goldilocks zone
What is the Goldilocks zone?
The ‘Goldilocks Zone,’ or habitable zone, is the range of distance with the right temperatures for water to remain liquid. Discoveries in the Goldilocks Zone, like Earth-size planet Kepler-186f, are what scientists hope will lead us to water––and one day life.
twilight zone astronomy
What is Twilight in astronomy?
Astronomical twilight in Nashville, Tennessee. Twilight is the time between day and night when the Sun is below the horizon but its rays still light up the sky. Astronomers differentiate between 3 phases: Each twilight phase is defined by the solar elevation angle, which is the position of the Sun in relation to the horizon.
zenith astronomy definition
What is the meaning of Zenith?
Zenith. Zenith, point on the celestial sphere directly above an observer on the Earth. The point 180° opposite the zenith, directly underfoot, is the nadir. Astronomical zenith is defined by gravity; i.e., by sighting up a plumb line. If the line were not deflected by such local irregularities in the Earth’s mass as mountains,…
What is the zenith?
The zenith is an imaginary point directly "above" a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. "Above" means in the vertical direction ( plumb line) opposite to the gravity direction at that location ( nadir ).
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What does this sun zenith mean?
This sense of the word is often used to describe the position of the Sun ("The sun reached its zenith…"), but to an astronomer, the Sun does not have its own zenith and is at the zenith only if it is directly overhead.