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.
I’ve added to map C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and C/2012 S1 (ISON). See http://www.skyandme.com.
“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
Now you can select your location with Google Maps:
Selected coordinates are remembered by browser if localStorage is available.
Happy New Year!
As a New Year gift I’ve released sources of StarchartJs under MIT license.
Weather forecast is promising.