Timelapse videos

Stunning Timelapse: Stargazing in the Canadian Rockies

by Nancy Atkinson December 19, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter One of our favorite photographers, Jack Fusco, recently visited Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, one of the worlds largest dark sky preserves. He went there on behalf of Travel Alberta, during the annual Night Sky Festival. “I was lucky enough […]

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Timelapse: Watch the MAVEN Spacecraft Being Built Before Your Eyes

by Nancy Atkinson September 11, 2013

Watch a year of incredibly detailed work in building the MAVEN spacecraft — sped up to take just 10 minutes. It’s the dance known as ATLO: Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations, set to a jazzy beat. The next spacecraft to Mars, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN or MAVEN began ATLO procedures a year ago […]

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Two Beautiful Timelapse Videos of the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

by Nancy Atkinson August 14, 2013

We’re still swooning over the great images and videos coming in from this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower. Here are a couple of timelapse videos just in today: the first is from P-M Hedén showing 25 Perseid meteors, but you can also see Noctilucent clouds, a faint Aurora Borealis, airglow, satellites passing over and lightning. “It […]

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Whimsical and Beautiful New Timelapse: Borrego Stardance

by Nancy Atkinson July 29, 2013

Just outside of Borrego Springs, California, monsters lurk. Life-size metal statues of dinosaurs, dragons, and wooly mammoths stand among giant insects, birds and several other creatures. But the 600,000 acre Anzo-Borrego State Park is also an astronomer’s dream, since it is one of four communities in the world to be classified a “Dark Sky Community” […]

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Beautiful Timelapse — and an Invitation to Try Capturing the Night Sky from a City

by Nancy Atkinson July 1, 2013

Can you get good astrophotography shots from within a city? Astrophotographer Bruno Letarte has proved you can capture stunning shots of both city and night sky and turn them into a beautiful timelapse. Last fall we featured a timelapse by Bruno taken at the dark sky site of the South African Large Telescope (SALT), but […]

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