Aurora in Iceland

Just back from a trip to Iceland to study geomagnetism and the aurora opportunities there… as well as the incredible geology. Here are some aurora images from the trip all taken with a Nikon D7000 and a variety of lenses.  Last is a daytime panoramic view of one of the glacial regions. Enjoy!

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A Twitter Feed

If you take a look in the right hand column of this page, you will see a Twitter feed widget. Here, the last five tweets from the observatory (PEA_Obs) will be posted. Look here for announcements about public observing sessions, open houses and weather related information.

By John A. Blackwell Posted in News

Welcome to ExeterAstro

Welcome all to the new ExeterAstro blog. The primary focus of this area will be to disseminate news, images and more from the Phillips Exeter Academy observatory in Exeter, NH.  Seeing as this is post #1, you might also be interested in following us on FaceBook and Twitter. On Facebook the observatory can be found as the Phillips Exeter Academy Grainger Observatory page. On Twitter we are known as PEA_Obs.  The Twitter site is used to present time-dependent information. Examples of this include:

  • Rapidly changing weather conditions that either open or close the observatory.
  • Weather warnings.
  • Open houses.
  • Changes to instrument availability and use.
  • and more!

We hope you enjoy this blog and the other social media sites as well.

By John A. Blackwell Posted in News