Today is Astronomy Day - astronomy and stargazing clubs open doors

Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. It is a good day to contact local astronomy clubs or planetariums and find out about their special events. This event was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. His intent was to set up various telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoys views of the heavens.Since then the event has expanded and is now sponsored by a number of organizations associated with astronomy.Comet ISON on November 15, 2013. Image credit: Damian Peach.This is Astronomy Day’s part 1, the next part is scheduled for … »

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Numerous moderate to strong aftershocks registered in Guerrero, southern Mexico

After M 7.2 earthquake that hit Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero on April 18, 2014, the region was hit by numerous moderate to strong aftershocks.Mexico’s Servicio Seismologico Nacional (SSN) registered a total of 35 earthquakes since May 8th when strong M 6.4 earthquake occurred. On May 10 at 07:36 UTC, 02:36 am local time, the region was hit by another strong quake measuring M 5.9 (SSN) at depth of 5 km. USGS reports M 6.0 at depth of 23 km. Epicenter was located about 11 km (7 miles) W of Tecpan de Galeana, 35 km (23 miles) of Atoyac de Alvarez and 299 km (186 miles) SW of capital Mexico City. There are about 428 513 people living within 100 km radius.Power went out for a couple of minutes in some parts of Mexico City but no serious damage o… »

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