A real-time radio journey through the Apollo 13 mission

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2020/04/12 - 09:16

Looking for something to do while waiting out COVID-19 at home? You can listen - in real time - as three NASA astronauts experienced REAL isolation, and relied on radio to get them through their disaster. This website replays the Apollo 13 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material, all timed to Ground Elapsed Time--the master mission clock. Footage of Mission Control, film shot by the astronauts, and television broadcasts transmitted from space have been painstakingly placed to the very moments they were shot during the mission, as has every photograph taken, and every word spoken.

State of emergency declared in response to COVID-19

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2020/03/19 - 15:19
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government today declared a state of emergency under section 12 of the Emergency Measures Act to enhance measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). “The health and well-being of every New Brunswicker must remain our number one priority,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “With the support of the of the chief medical officer of health, and with the support of the all-party cabinet committee, we are taking this extraordinary measure to provided greater assistance to the health-care sector fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the province.”

Tips on how to measure snow

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2020/02/07 - 13:16

Here's a fun animation from CoCoRaHS on how to measure snow depth. Some of it applies to those who participate in the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow system, but it's good information to anyone who wants to make accurate reports to the IRG Weather Net or CANWARN.

Highlights of the IRG fall meeting

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2019/10/11 - 11:06

Upcoming new repeaters and zone changes were among the highlights of the 2019 Fall meeting of the IRG, along with a "heads-up" of two important province-wide exercises coming during October.  And as always, good conversations and good food were enjoyed by the approximately two dozen members present.