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RT David Dickinson: The astrological sign of Taurus starts tomorrow at 4UT/00ET. Astronomically, however, the Sun entered Aries yesterday. Thank precession.
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The l LADEE spacecraft succesfully into the Moon at ~7am (GMT) this morning. I wrote about how cool it was here: http://buff.ly/PcRbRV
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Do all planets spin in the same direction? Urban Astronomer answers a reader's questions: http://buff.ly/1eOQnyR
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People are talking up the #Lyrid #MeteorShower on facebook. I wrote this about how to see it and what to expect:. http://buff.ly/1nsixzA
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Science communication is vital. But it's not the same as, and shouldn't replace, science journalism
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You're curious why they crashed LADEE? Mission was complete and fuel was finished. But crashing meant more science: http://buff.ly/PcYgSq
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RT Epic Cosmos: #ISS in color as seen over Saint Remy Les Chevreuse, France. By Sylvain Weiller April 16. http://buff.ly/1i0XOgX http://buff.ly/1i0XQp4
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RT Cosmo Quest: Our Hangoutathon is just 9 days away... Will you join? Will you share? http://buff.ly/1jNfjWq http://buff.ly/1jNfjWr
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RT David Dickinson: #Onthisday 1970: Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific, returning all 3 astronauts safely to Earth: http://buff.ly/1nshnUC
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RT David Dickinson: The 92% illum. Moon occults the +4.1 magnitude star Theta Librae for South Africa tonite at ~ 22:07UT: http://buff.ly/1jMLLYX
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This is the g+ page for Urban Astronomer, a South African based website which tries to help those of us interested in the stars to learn a little about astronomy. How to observe?  What are those things you showed me in your telescope?  What are professional astronomers learning about the universe while I enjoy the view?