Visual Astronomy Under Dark SkiesVisual Astronomy Under Dark Skies



has slowly but very surely robbed us of most of our pristine black skies . Therefore , unless you live where the skies still get truly dark , and you wish to see the best that the sky has to offer , you are going to need to move your ...

Author: Antony Cooke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852339012

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Page: 194

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Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

Dark SkiesDark Skies



... believed to be a black hole several billion times as massive as the sun, with a gravitational pull so strong that its ... that it severely limits human access.48 The larger galactic context of our solar system also poses 96 Dark Skies.

Author: Daniel Deudney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190903343

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"Dark Skies is the first work to assess the full impacts of space expansion, past, present and future. Thinking about space, and the visions fervently promoted by the global space movement, are dominated by geographic misperceptions and utopian illusions. The parts of space where almost all activity has occurred are part of the planet Earth, its astrosphere, and are, in practical terms, smaller than the atmosphere. Contrary to frontier visions, orbital space is already congested and degraded with dangerous space debris. The largest impact of actual space activities is an increased likelihood of catastrophic nuclear war stemming from the use of orbital space and space technology to lob nuclear weapons at intercontinental distances. Building large-scale orbital infrastructures will probably require or produce world government. The ultimate goal of space advocates, the colonization of Mars and asteroids, is promoted to guarantee the survival of humanity if major catastrophes strike Earth. But the spread of humanity into a multi-planet species will likely produce an interstate anarchy highly prone to total war, with Earth having many disadvantages. Altering the orbits of asteroids, a readily achievable technology vital for space colonization, also makes possible 'planetoid bombs' with destructive potentials millions of times great than all nuclear weapons. The biological diversification of humanity into multiple species, anticipated by space advocates, will further stoke interworld wars. Astrocide - the extinction of humanity resulting from significant space expansion - must join the lengthening list of potential threats to human survival. Large-scale space expansion should be relinquished in favour of an Earth-oriented space program of arms control and planetary security. Dark Skies is the first work to assess the full impacts of space expansion, past, present and future. Thinking about space, and the visions fervently promoted by the global space movement, are dominated by geographic misperceptions and utopian illusions. The parts of space where almost all activity has occurred are part of the planet Earth, its astrosphere, and are, in practical terms, smaller than the atmosphere. Contrary to frontier visions, orbital space is already congested and degraded with dangerous space debris. The largest impact of actual space activities is an increased likelihood of catastrophic nuclear war stemming from the use of orbital space and space technology to lob nuclear weapons at intercontinental distances. Building large-scale orbital infrastructures will probably require or produce world government. The ultimate goal of space advocates, the colonization of Mars and asteroids, is promoted to guarantee the survival of humanity if major catastrophes strike Earth. But the spread of humanity into a multi-planet species will likely produce an interstate anarchy highly prone to total war, with Earth having many disadvantages. Altering the orbits of asteroids, a readily achievable technology vital for space colonization, also makes possible 'planetoid bombs' with destructive potentials millions of times great than all nuclear weapons. The biological diversification of humanity into multiple species, anticipated by space advocates, will further stoke interworld wars. Astrocide - the extinction of humanity resulting from significant space expansion - must join the lengthening list of potential threats to human survival. Large-scale space expansion should be relinquished in favour of an Earth-oriented space program of arms control and planetary security"--

These Dark SkiesThese Dark Skies



175 | my experience of photographs of disasters that happen in Black spaces: Sharpe, In the Wake, 53. ... 176 | “I wrote an essay about my experience”: Arianne Zwartjes, “These Dark Skies: Seeking Refuge on Europe's Shores,” Catapult, ...

Author: Arianne Zwartjes

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609388423

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Page: 302

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In These Dark Skies, Arianne Zwartjes interweaves the experience of living in the southern Netherlands—with her wife, who is Russian—and the unfolding of both the refugee crisis across Europe and the uptick in terrorist acts in France, Greece, Austria, Germany, and the Balkans. She probes her own subjectivity, as a white American, as a queer woman in a transcultural marriage, as a writer, and as a witness. The essays investigate and meditate on a broad array of related topics, including drone strikes, tear gas, and military intervention; the sugar trade, the Dutch blackface celebration of Zwarte Piet, and constructions of whiteness in Europe and the U.S.; and visual arts of Russian avant-garde painters, an Iraqi choreographer living in Belgium, and German choreographer Pina Bausch. This is a lyrical, timely book deeply salient to the political moment we continue to find ourselves in: a moment of incredible anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiment, a moment of xenophobic and misogynistic violence.

NightShade Forensic FBI Files Under Dark Skies Fracture FiveNightShade Forensic FBI Files Under Dark Skies Fracture Five



The NightShade Forensic Files Book 1 - Under Dark Skies Book 2 - Fracture Five Book 3 - The Atlas Defect Book 4 - Echo and Ember Book 5 - Salvage (A Shadow Files Novel) Book 6 - Garden of Bone Book 7 - The Camelot Gambit Book 8 - Dead ...

Author: A.J. Scudiere

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

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Page: 1152

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These nail-biters from author AJ Scudiere will have you on the edge of your seat. In NightShade nothing is as it seems… Eleri Eames didn’t think she’d ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade’s mysteries aren’t coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them. Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction 2015 NightShade Forensic FBI Files: Book 2 Eleri and Donovan are back! NightShade’s newest agents are in L.A. to bring down a burgeoning terrorist cell. To make things worse, it’s not just one terrorist cell, it’s two. Or is it three? There is little to go on, only links between missing Army munitions and a veteran named Cooper Rollins. With his special ops training and severe PTSD, it's impossible to tell what kind of game Rollins is playing. Eleri and Donovan will have to use their unique skills to stop the attack before it happens. But in the crowded city, there are too many people who might reveal what Donovan is if he dares to make the change. And Eleri is starting to show signs of powers she didn’t know she had, and can’t control. On the surface the cells seem unrelated, each with separate perpetrators and different motives. But they are all linked by Rollins and the very disturbing passcode: “Fracture Five.” Under Dark Skies and Fracture Five are the first and second book in the NightShade Forensic FBI Files series by USA Today bestselling author A.J. Scudiere. These books can each be read as a standalone, but readers who love paranormal investigations and FBI thrillers will want to read the entire series!

Dark SkiesDark Skies



Joe Harkness, author of Bird Therapy 'A genuinely inspiring and poetic tale of a year spent exploring the natural world under dark and sometimes star-filled skies.' Peter Fiennes, author of Oak and Ash and Thorn 'Beautifully written .

Author: Tiffany Francis-Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472964571

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Page: 272

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Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky. For a year, Tiffany travels through different nightscapes across the UK and beyond. She experiences 24-hour daylight while swimming in the Gulf of Finland and visits Norway to witness the Northern Lights and speak to people who live in darkness for three months each year. She hikes through the haunted yew forests of Kingley Vale and embarks on a nocturnal sail down the River Dart. As she travels, Tiffany explores how our relationship with darkness and the night sky has changed over time. In this personal and beautifully written nature memoir, Tiffany Francis investigates how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature.

NightShade Forensic FBI Files Under Dark SkiesNightShade Forensic FBI Files Under Dark Skies



A Witch and Werewolf Supernatural Suspense A.J. Scudiere. A.J. SCUDIERE NIGHTSHADE FORENSIC FBI FILES BOOK 1 UNDER DARK SKIES NightShade Forensic FBI Files: Under Dark Skies Copyright © 2014.

Author: A.J. Scudiere

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

ISBN: 9781937996376

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Page: 465

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This nail-biter from USA Today Best Selling author AJ Scudiere will have you on the edge of your seat. In NightShade nothing is as it seems… Eleri Eames didn’t think she’d ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade’s mysteries aren’t coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them. Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction 2015

Threat Level AlphaThreat Level Alpha



—Lee Child Black Skies “Smart, savvy, and told with the pace and nuance that only a former spook could bring to the page, Black Skies is a tour de force novel of twenty-first-century espionage and a great geopolitical thriller.

Author: Leo J. Maloney

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781516103317

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Page: 400

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In this military thriller from a Black Ops veteran and author of Deep Cover, a secret government agent fights to stop biochemical terrorism. They strike without warning, in key locations around the world. In Russia, a Soviet-era storage facility is raided by terrorists. In the Philippines, an important international conference is under siege. In the United States, Dan Morgan is stalked by Russian agents. And at Berkeley, Morgan’s daughter is kidnapped with other students and taken to a remote laboratory. The attacks are neither coincidental nor random. They are part of a carefully orchestrated plan by a new and merciless organization. As Zeta Division struggles to make sense of the international chaos, Dan Morgan races to stop a deadly biochemical weapon—one that Morgan’s daughter is being forced to help build… Praise for Leo J. Maloney and His Novels “Dan Morgan is one of the best heroes to come along in ages.”—Jeffery Deaver “Rings with authenticity.”—John Gilstrap “Fine writing and real insider knowledge.”—Lee Child “Everything a thriller reader wants.”—Ben Coes “The new master of the modern spy game.” —Mark Sullivan “A ripping story!”—Meg Gardiner

The Voice of the VoicelessThe Voice of the Voiceless



Purple moon, black skies, red trees, browns eyes. Yellow sun, diamond clouds, infinity a trillion miles. Blue hearts transparent flesh, attractions of a million guess. I favor your existence, in the rapture unsealed uncanny but willing.

Author: Brandii X

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662425516

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Page: 36

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The Voice of the Voiceless was created to be its title, a microphone for the audio-muted or a voice for the introverted souls. Also meant to entertain warm hearts and hopefully, inspire the lives of many. I pray that every reader recognizes the power of thought and practical application of works. As we all know, zero plus zero equals zero, nothing from nothing leaves nothing; wishing and hoping isn’t enough. It will never spark the flame of reality, it will merely pacify the falsehood of illusions and fantasies. It starts with a thought carried by your vision, which turns your thoughts into words and then your words become flesh. Everything starts with self. Your attitude will affect your aptitude and altitude. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to. The most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “We must not condemn a dirty glass, but simply place a clean glass next to it.” I pray my works have been as such and that you all enjoy reading.

Night Photography and Light PaintingNight Photography and Light Painting



Finding Your Way in the Dark Lance Keimig. the sky, giving it tone and color in the photographs. On overcast nights, the clouds in the sky ... Clear nights will generally lead to solid black skies, which don't work well for most images.

Author: Lance Keimig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317964605

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Page: 268

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Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. This new edition of Night Photography presents the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside theory and history, illustrated with clear, concise examples, and charts and stunning images. From urban night photography to photographing the landscape by starlight or moonlight, from painting your subject with light to creating a subject with light, this book provides a complete guide to digital night photography and light painting.