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Ray Sanders
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If you aren't watching +Amy Shira Teitel talk about space exploration, you should be!
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Glad to see all the love for owls today! #SuperbOwlSunday is trending!

#sundayfunday #SuperbOwl
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Merry Christmas!

What started out as a typo in a mail-order catalog has become quite the holiday tradition. Norad's #santatracker  is online! 

#merrychristmas  
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Space Fans 

Check out todays #googledoodle  - honoring astronomy pioneer Annie Jump Cannon. #womeninscience   #scienceeveryday  
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Hey folks, the trailer for #starwarsepisodevii  hit the internet. This is legit. Thoughts?

#maytheforcebewithyou  
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Just a quick shot of the #solareclipse  with my cell phone and solar glasses. Who else got to check it out today?
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I love this shot, couldn't see on the southern end FLORIDA
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Who got a chance to check out the #lunareclipse  ?
Any good pics to share? I was clouded out here in Arizona. :( 
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Remembering #leonardnimoy  / #spock   :

I know I'm a little late to the game, but was organizing a bunch of my "miscellaneous" image files, and came across this scan of a vintage Celestron ad.  

#llap   #astronomy   #scienceeveryday  
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Funny, now I can't help but read that like one of those "I don't always __, but when I do,  __" memes.
In any case, we had one of those older Celestrons here in our astro dept and would regularly haul it out for public stargazing events.
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Anyone who has ever gotten into backyard astronomy, or even professional astronomy knows this is true!
#scienceeveryday   #scienceiscool   #astronomy  
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I am  young to be  Parent but I've got one Armature telescope(Celestron FirstScope
180x), which I am willing to share with my niece and nephew  :D
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Happy #thanksgiving  everyone!

“The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.” ― Louis C.K.
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Been a while since I've shared any #astrophotography  with you all. 

Here's the "Summer Triangle" and The Moon. Both taken tonight with my Canon Rebel T1i.  Enjoy!

#weekendfun   #photography  
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Hey Ray , thanks for sharing ! keep them coming 
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Yeah, the reaction by #jonstewart  pretty much matches my own.  Follow the link and check out the full write-up by my pal, +Philip Plait 
 
Jon Stewart gives voice to the rant in my head whenever I write about the House GOP and climate change

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/09/24/jon_stewart_daily_show_host_lambastes_house_republicans.html
If you ever catch me in a moment of weakness about the weapons-grade dumbosity of global warming denial on the Republican side of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might look a lot like what Jon Stewart did on The Daily Show on the Sept. 22, 2014, show: It’s become...
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Contrary to popular belief, I did not destroy 3/4 of a star system... more like 5/6 - it's not an exact science.
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