Randy Attwood

Randy Attwood
Amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, space exploration historian. Executive Director, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada / Publisher - SkyNews magazine.

NASA Wraps Up Ontario Snow Observing Research Campaign

For six weeks in Ontario, NASA scientists and engineers lead a field campaign to study the science and mechanics of falling snow. The datasets retrieved will be used to generate algorithms which translate what the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core satellite “sees” into precipitation rates, including that of falling snow. Ground validation science manager Walt Petersen gives a summary of the GCPEx field campaign. Field …

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Aurora Borealis Over Canada

Amazing video of a night pass by the International Space Station (ISS) over Canada. Visible are the cities of Vancouver and Seattle, the Rocky Mountains and the aurora borealis (or northern lights). The images were taken on February 4. The snowy Canadian landscape was lit by a near Full Moon. Look for the Manicougan Crater in Quebec near the end of the video. This and …

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