Giovanni Sostero

Astronomer Giovanni Sostero, 1964-2012

by Nancy Atkinson December 10, 2012

Giovanni Sostero, 1964-2012. Image courtesy of the Remanzacco Observatory With sadness, we learned of the death of amateur astronomer Giovanni Sostero last Friday. Universe Today readers will remember Giovanni as a member of the team of astronomers from the Remanzacco Observatory in Italy, whose outstanding work we frequently feature, especially for their observations of comets, […]

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Close Approach: Images and Animations of Asteroid 2011 MD

by Nancy Atkinson June 27, 2011

Today, Monday June 27 at about 17:00 UT, asteroid designated as 2011 MD will pass only 12,300 kilometers (7,600 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Here are some images and an animation of the asteroid’s close approach taken around 09:30 UT taken by Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes and Giovanni Sostero at the Faulkes Telescope South through […]

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