#30. Weather Satellites

Last edited on 2023-09-08 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. A detailed tutorial that combines a Raspberry Pi with an SDR (Software Defined Radio) and a custom-built antenna to receive data from weather satellites. Open source software raspberry-noaa-v2 decodes this data and constructs images of current weather conditions: https://www.raspberrypi.com/tutorials/build-your-own-weather-satellite-receiving-station/

  2. Moonhack is a global, online space-based coding challenge for ages 8-15 that will happen on October 10-26. Participation is free and registration is now open: https://moonhack.com/

  3. There is a vast range of astronomical science being performed with open source tools. But it can be daunting for a non-scientist to explore. Thomas Albin means to change that with his Space Science with Python YouTube series of video tutorials. After producing two years of videos, he provides a refresher for new viewers about how to setup and use the code for upcoming projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5YjrpWitIU

Quote of the Week: "Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be. Imagination is therefore the most potent force in the universe. And you can get better at it. It's the one skill in life that benefits from ignoring what everyone else knows." — Kevin Kelly


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