Showing posts from June, 2012

Gallery : Venus Transit 2012

Venus Transit 2012, a gallery on Flickr. Finally I managed to put all the flickr photos of my friends who shot photographs of the transit with me. The gallery will grow in future as they upload more photos.

Photos : Venus Transit

Finally witnessed the long awaited Venus transit. Few of my Astronomer and Photographer friends gathered together before sunrise and enjoyed the rare view. The view was initially bit blocked by the clouds adjacent to east horizon but it became crystal clear afterwards. Following are some of the pictures taken by my friends.

There are few awesome pictures taken by Harsha as well . Photo 1, Photo 2

Finally here are pictures of the session  taken by me.

Also watch the Ultimate Transit Video by Nasa

Upcoming Venus Transit

As most of you would know tomorrow's sunrise will be special. No, the sunrise will still happen in the east direction :) but it will rise along with planet Venus, right in front of it. Sun will rise in Hyderabad around 0542 Hours, the transit would have begun by that time. The transit will continue till 1001 Hrs. Me and few of my friends are will be hoping for clear sky so that we can view through out solar glasses and capture photos using solar filters.

Following is the schedule of this transit

In the above simulated picture it is assumed that the horizon is clear but actually the sun will start appearing just before 6 AM.

first contact | 3:39 am IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012
second contact | 3:57 am IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012
maximum | 6:59 am IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012
third contact | 10:01 am IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012
fourth contact | 10:19 am IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012
sunset | 6:50 pm IST | Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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IEEE : World of Web Apps Session

Last Saturday IEEE GOLD of Hyderabad Section organized the World of Web Apps Session at Progress Software as part of our developer community initiative . This session was for engineers who work on open source web technologies and have interest in the same.

IEEE GOLD World Of Web Apps

Shabda from AgileIQ talked about meteor js and highlighted that it can connect directly to mongodb from the client side itself. Object subscription, Data synchronization and hot code pushes are the interesting features of meteor js. He shows us the company popularity demo where every attendee could open the page in in their devices and vote for websites. Instantaneously  this vote was updated in the server and all other clients. offline devices also could vote and it got synchronized once the device came online. It uses webrtc for the latest browsers and long poling using AJAX for others. Meteor js application can be directly hosted at or exported to node.js application for self hosting.

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