July 12th, 2014 by Ivan Boldyrev
Long time passed since last post. My life has greatly changed: I’ve divorced (well, almost), changed my job — now I work at Yandex, one of largest Russia’s IT company, something like local Google. I didn’t pay much attention to astronomy, alas (and other hobbies too) but I’ve rewritten Astronomers’ Map with Django framework (Python).
I have no idea what I will write about, but I hope I will be able to write something from time to time.
April 22nd, 2013 by Ivan Boldyrev
I’ve added to map C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and C/2012 S1 (ISON). See http://www.skyandme.com.
March 26th, 2012 by Ivan Boldyrev
There was a Planetarium day celebration at Large Planetarium on 24 of March. This a view from Foucault pendulum tower:
The day was windy and rainy, but about 500 people (as estimated by one of Center’s employee) attended the event.
February 8th, 2012 by Ivan Boldyrev
“Astophysical” means here “related to both astronomy and physics”, not “related to astrophysics”. This an educational center with planetarium, observatory, meteo station, Foucault pendulum etc.
Observatory has 360mm Ritchey–Chrétien by Astrosib and 200mm APOLAR refractor by NPZ.
See video at Russia 1 channel.
Meeting with amateur astronomers is planned tomorrow, and I am invited too, but cannot participate because of health problems
January 15th, 2012 by Ivan Boldyrev
Now you can select your location with Google Maps:
Selected coordinates are remembered by browser if localStorage is available.
December 31st, 2011 by Ivan Boldyrev
Happy New Year!
As a New Year gift I’ve released sources of StarchartJs under MIT license.
September 16th, 2011 by Ivan Boldyrev
Weather forecast is promising.
August 10th, 2011 by Ivan Boldyrev
The 6th Siberian Astronomical Forum Sibastro will be held on 16-18th of September 2011.
June 16th, 2011 by Ivan Boldyrev
Very sleepy after observing eclipse whole night. I tried to make some photos, by my cheap cam gave me very poor images.
I also observed two passes of ISS during the eclipse. It seems it was first time when I do planned ISS observation
As January solar eclipse was at sunset, this eclipse was at “moonset”.
I was observing with binocular and telescope sitting on a sofa on parent’s balcony