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Seattle Astronomy covers space and astronomy news from Seattle and the Northwest
Seattle Astronomy covers space and astronomy news from Seattle and the Northwest

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Our latest post: A cosmic perspective with Jill Tarter of SETI - Jill Tarter thinks that Craig Venter and Daniel Cohen may not have been bold enough when they declared in 2004 that the 21st Century would be the century of biology. “I think the 21st Century is going to be the century of biology on Earth—and beyond,” Tarter declared during a talk at last month’s meeting […]
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Our latest post: Celebrating three years of Astronomy on Tap Seattle - Astronomy on Tap Seattle observed its third anniversary last month, and celebrated by breaking format, with updates on talks from the past year and some new tidbits of information. One of the fun new items was a story by Dr. James Davenport about how he helped convince NASA to use the Kepler space telescope to […]
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Our latest post: Calendar: Yuri’s Night, SETI, and club events on the horizon - It was 57 years ago this Thursday that Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Celebrate with a dance party this week, and check in on some interesting club meetings, too. Yuri’s Night While Yuri’s Night is officially April 12, many organizations celebrate at a more convenient time. The Museum of Flight will be […]
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Our latest post: The search for Earth 2.0 - Astronomers have to date discovered more than 3,700 exoplanets—planets in orbit around stars other than our Sun. With each discovery, someone wants to know if the newly discovered planet is like Earth. Elizabeth Tasker thinks that’s not a very good question. Tasker, associate professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Aeronautical […]
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Our latest post: Astro Biz: Lake Champlain Five Star Bars - Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy. This week’s Astro Biz is the collection of Five Star Bars from Lake Champlain Chocolates based in Burlington, Vermont. We spotted these in our local supermarket the other day—one of those checkout-line tricks!—and, since they […]
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Our latest post: Astronomy on Tap and a blue moon this week - It’s a light calendar of astronomy events for Easter week, but you can celebrate Astronomy on Tap Seattle’s third birthday and enjoy our second blue moon of the year! Happy three to AOT It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since a group of graduate students in astronomy started up the Astronomy on Tap […]
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Our latest post: Museum of Flight launches podcast - The Museum of Flight has launched a new podcast, titled Flight Deck. Two of four episodes published so far have space or astronomy themes. One is a look at the mix tape that Pete Conrad listed to while on SkyLab; the tape is part of the Apollo exhibit opened at the museum last year. The […]
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Our latest post: Calendar: Public star parties and club meetings galore this week - There are four area astronomy club meetings and five free public star parties on the docket for the coming week. SAS welcomes BPAA Steve Ruhl, president of the Battle Point Astronomical Association, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Seattle Astronomical Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the Physics/Astronomy […]
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Our latest post: Astro Biz: Starburst - Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every week on Seattle Astronomy. This week’s Astro Biz is Starburst candy. Starburst, according to the company website, was invented in 1960 in the UK under the name “Opal Fruits.” The candy found its way to the US in 1967—no doubt part of […]
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Our latest post: Serious fun with astronomy, history, and literature - The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences is presenting a monthly Serious Fun Lecture series, and the event next week includes Brett Morris, co-founder of Astronomy on Tap Seattle and a Ph.D. candidate in the dual-title Astronomy and Astrobiology Program. Morris will be one of three speakers to tackle the topic “Secrets and Mysteries.” […]
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