Virtual Star Party - 2013-05-19
We had a full Virtual Star Party this week, hosted by Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis. Gorgeous views of deep sky objects, including LOTS of interacting galaxies, were brought to you by Andrew Dumbleton, Gary Gonnella, Roy Salisbury, and Bill McLaughlin with his brand new telescope. Nicole Gugliucci brings expert commentary and a funny hat that makes her look a bit like Guinan from Star Trek: TNG. Scott also previews all of the submissions to the VSP photo contest!
via Astrosphere Vids.
The New York Public Library is proud to host its annual Anti-Prom, our biggest event devoted to the teens of New York City tomorrow, Friday, June 14th at 6:30pm. This year’s Anti-Prom theme is Masquerade! There will be food, live music by DJ Johnny Dynell, entertainment by ChiChi Valenti and the Jackie Factory, a runway show and prizes for the best dressed of the night—all in the name of acceptance and good fun! For more information click here.
Teen Invents Affordable Self-Driving Car
A Romanian teen is giving Google a run for it’s money by inventing an affordable self-driving car. The invention has already won him a major prize from Intel. Anthony looks at how a lone teenager is competing with Silicon Valley’s best and brightest.
via DNews Channel.
Dufuna Canoe “Africa’s oldest known boat” (6,000 B.C.) discovered in 1987.
The Dufuna Canoe was discovered near the region of the River Yobe (Nigeria) . Various Radio-Carbon tests conducted in laboratories of reputable Universities in Europe and America indicate that the Canoe is over 8000 years old, thus making it the oldest in Africa and 3rd oldest in the World.
This ranks the Dufuna canoe as the world’s third oldest known dugout. Older than it are the dugouts from Pesse, Netherlands; and Noyen-sur-Seine, France.