AMSAT & ISS amateur radio news

Go to AMSAT News for the latest headlines about developments in amateur and student satellites and for updates about amateur radio on the ISS.

ANS 033 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – February 1, 2014:
* January/February 2014 AMSAT Journal is Ready
* AMSAT-NA at Orlando HamCation 2014 Next Weekend!
* AMSAT SKN Best Fist Winners
* Von Karman Institute QB50 Precursor Flights to Carry Ham Transponders
* HamTV Article Available From AMSAT Journal Sample Downloads Page

Video: The Known Universe by AMNH

Via SpaceX (SpaceX) on Twitter comes a pointer to this rather humbling depiction of our place in the universe:

From the caption:

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010. 

Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History…