March 23, 2010

TWAN Newsletter 2010 February 5

News and Report

- Photo Report: TWAN in the Land of Himalaya - The first TWAN mission to Nepal created amazing starry photos of the top of the World and resulted in an imaging workshop and promising collaborations with the country’s growing astronomy community.

- Photo Report: The World at Night Across Chile - Chile was one of the most successful countries in hosting TWAN events during the IYA2009 with exhibitions in 30 locations across the country including the presidential palace in Santiago.

- Find new exhibitions and workshops around the world in TWAN Events Table.

- Shop framed prints, postcards, and other favorite TWAN promotional items in Cafe Press.

Latest Photos and Videos

There are new stunning photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website, featuring starry nights of the planet's landmarks from across the world.


Mars and a Colorful Lunar Fog Bow by Wally Pacholka
- Galactic View by Wally Pacholka
- Starry Sky above Silversword by Wally Pacholka
- Moon and Jupiter over the Crater Rim by Wally Pacholka
- Crescent Descent
by Doug Zubenel
PlanetCatcher and Mars by Doug Zubenel
Heavenly Halo by Doug Zubenel

Newfoundland Milky Way by Yuichi Takasaka
- The Northern Lights by Kwon O Chul
- Aurora in Motion
(time-lapse video) by Kwon O Chul

- Starry Motion above Easter Island (time-lapse video) by Stephane Guisard
- Gemini in Motion from Inside and Outside
(time-lapse video) by Stephane Guisard


Night in the Carnac Stones (VR) by Laurent Laveder
Gemenid Meteors above Brittany (time-lapse video) by Laurent Laveder
Conjunction Above Dancing Boats (time-lapse video) by Laurent Laveder

Atmospheric Optics in Motion (time-lapse video) by P-M Heden
Moonset in Scandinavia (time-lapse video) by P-M Heden
Sweden Dark Sky by P-M Heden
Around the Pole by P-M Heden
Halos and Pillars at -34C by P-M Heden
- Baltic Seaside
by P-M Heden

Mars and Windmill by Tamas Ladanyi
Winter Triangle by Tamas Ladanyi
Winter in Moonlight by Tamas Ladanyi

- Athens Full Moon by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Asia and Middle East

Desert under Moonlight by Babak A. Tafreshi
Night in a Caravansary by Babak A. Tafreshi
Peaceful Evening by Oshin D. Zakarian
- Stars of Silk Road by Oshin D. Zakarian
- Planets above Persian Heritage by Oshin D. Zakarian
- Snowland Sky by Oshin D. Zakarian

Mediterranean Sky View in Virtual Reality (VR) by Tunc Tezel
- Winter Panorama by Tunc Tezel
- Light Galaxy by Tunc Tezel
- Seaside Planet by Tunc Tezel
- Conjunction in All-Sky View by Tunc Tezel

Temple Night Hours by Babak A. Tafreshi
Good Morning Kathmandu by Babak A. Tafreshi
Moonrise above Nepal Heritage by Babak A. Tafreshi
Beehive Above Himalaya by Oshin D. Zakarian
- TWAN Photographers in Nepal by Oshin D. Zakarian

The Only Star of Shanghai by Tunc Tezel
- Southern Cross from Orchid Island
by P.K. Chen

Eclipsed Sun Sets above Seoul by Kwon O Chul

Guest Gallery
is a well-received section on TWAN website to feature selected outstanding Earth and sky photos by non-TWAN creative photographers from around the globe. If you have such remarkable photos to share with TWAN Guest Gallery, please contact us. There are new featured photos on the Guest Gallery:

- Sounio Temple Star Trails (Greece) by Chris Kotsiopoulos
- Night at Pha Nom Rung (Thailand) by Pong Skuntanaga
- Stenness Aurora (UK) by Grant Privett
- Silent Night (Japan) by Kouji Ohnishi
- Leonid Meteor at Dawn (USA) by Tony Rowell
- Round and Round (Iran) by Niloofar Khavari
- Dark Sky Namibia (Africa) by Rudi Dobesberger
- Venus and Saturn above Rome (Italy) by Marco Meniero
- Star Trail over Haute Provence Observatory (France) by Alexandre Santerne
- Spring Night at Tololo (Chile) by Arturo Gomez / Jose Velasquez
- Monate Lake Old Moon and Morning Planets (Italy) by Stefano De Rosa
- Prandau-Normann Castle Star Trails (Croatia) by Ivica Skokic
- Rocky Star Trails (Iran) by Arman Golestaneh
- Enjoying the View (Iran) by Mostafa Kazemi Pour
- MIR Trails near the Beehive (Spain) by Vicente Aupi

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), a NASA’s world-known website, has featured new TWAN photos:

- Mars and a Colorful Lunar Fog Bow by Wally Pacholka
- Eclipse over the Temple of Poseidon by Anthony Ayiomamitis
- Scenes from Two Hemispheres by Babak Tafreshi

TWAN is featuring six special galleries:

Latest Images
Dark Skies Importance
Cosmic Motions
World Heritage Sites
TWAN Podcast

TWAN is a global program to produce and present a collection of stunning photographs of the world's most beautiful and historic sites against the nighttime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events.

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