Archive for the tag 'astronomy'

May 13 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis is Ready for its Final Launch on Friday

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The space shuttle Atlantis has been cleared for its final mission and lift off is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. At 25 years of age, the veteran Atlantis will blast off from Launch Pad 39A on NASA’s 132nd space shuttle mission. Star gazers and skywatchers will also have a chance to […]

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Feb 19 2009

Space.com Provides List of Night Sky Highlights in 2009

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Amateur astronomy buffs will want to check out the 2009 listing of night star-gazing highlights for 2009, provided by Space.com. From the Solar System and beyond, you definitely don’t want to miss these during the year. Mark your calendar!

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Feb 10 2009

NASA Wants Your Vote for Hubble’s Next Target

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NASA wants your input on what Hubble’s next target is going to be. You get to choose from one of six astronomical objects in honor of the International Year of Astronomy, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations, which began this month. Want to cast your vote? Go to HubbleSite.org to cast your […]

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Feb 05 2009

NASA Plans to View the Dark Side of the Sun

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NASA is poised to give us the first views of the dark side (far side) of the sun. The space agency has launched the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories) mission, two spacecraft that will simultaneously orbit the sun to provide a complete picture of all sides at once. The first full image will come early […]

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Jan 26 2009

Take a video tour of the International Space Station (ISS)

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NASA recently released a series of four videos providing a tour of the International Space Station (ISS). The series is over 30 minutes total, but provides a fascinating and rarely seen look at the insides of the ISS. I highly recommend checking it out when you have the time.

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Jan 11 2009

Full Moon Names for 2009

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Did you know that Native Americans had a name for each full moon during the year? In fact, the names they gave each moon, such as Full Wolf Moon, Full Flower Moon or Full Corn Moon coincided with what was happening around them in nature. For example, the Full Wolf Moon got its name because […]

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