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This week's constellation is Triangulum - the triangle. Sorry.
The constellation Triangulum is one of the few examples where the connect-the-dots thing really does resemble the name. I mean, it makes a pretty damn good triangle without resorting to your imagin…
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This week's guest constellation is the Southern Triangle. 
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Another college textbook is purchasing the right to use my Barringer Meteor Crater photo YAAY. That makes 8 times. You can see a big hard copy hanging at Griffith Observatory.
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Wow! Nice shot and hopefully the momentum continues!
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This week's constellation, Tucana - the toucan.
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Wonder how long that stuff lasts in the wash...
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This week's snarky constellation review, Ursa Minor.
Ursa Minor, the lesser bear, is a very important constellation because it is home to Polaris, the north star. It is also home to the Little Dipper which is very easy to find once you’ve actua…
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As most of you reading this are aware, my husband and I have been trying for over three years to obtain permission for him to be with me in Canada. I live in Nova Scotia. He lives in Washington State. We met about 6 years ago on Facebook, first friends, and then we fell in love. We met in "real l...
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Sun Halpha - 15/08/2016 - 16h08TU to 16h52TU
Prominence in helical
Setup : Lunette Bresser 127/635 + Filtre Quark + Filtre IR-UV/Cut + Caméra ASI174MM
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This week, a major constellation:
The Greater Bear, Ursa Major, is probably the most significant constellation in the northern sky because it contains the Big Dipper. The Big Dipper is a thing with a thousand names. It’s the …
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Cracker Jacks prize. Had this for many decades. It says Mars may have plants, Jupiter has 12 moons, & Pluto is "out of line."
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+Antonio Borunda No, no, that's clearly North America after the polar caps completely melt and sea level has risen 20m. Florida's not fat; Louisiana's just underwater. (And Cuba's...going places. Tectonic micro-plates, I guess.)
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Hi. My name is Brad and I'm an astroholic. Carpe Noctem.
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Brad Snowder is an astronomer and a graduate of WWU with a bachelor of science degree in Physics with minors in astronomy and math, and with a master's degree in Science Education. He holds the Astronomical League's certificates for the Herschel 400 (cert. #89) and the Messier (cert. #737) deep sky observing programs.

Brad is an astronomy instructor at WWU and Whatcom Community College. In the past he has also taught astronomy courses for Skagit Valley College and for Northwest Indian College.

Being part Choctaw Indian, Brad has long had a special interest in preserving American Indian and other cultural starlore.
 
Brad has managed the WWU Planetarium since 1995.

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I can moonwalk backwards.
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SIMUW Daily Entries
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SIMUW Day 1: Today is my first day at SIMUW. The day started off with an orientation and introduction between the SIMUWers, parents, and TAC

Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS)
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Greetings to you all, This post will be a description of my experience in the WAS program (If you are not familiar with this program please

New planetarium system reaches for the stars | Western Today
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Harriet Spanel speaks at the dedication ceremony for the new state-of-the art digital projection system at Western Washington University's p

The life and death of Buran, the USSR shuttle built on faulty assumptions
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After concluding the US Shuttle was a weapons platform, the USSR wanted its own.

Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard
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This map created with satellite data for 11:30 p.m. CDT May 17 shows the extent of the northern auroral oval, one of two permanent caps of a

Tina Dupuy says save our schools from creationism
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I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory .
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Another day exploring the universe: planets, asteroids, comets, exoplanets and galaxies!

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mars rover
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NASA JPL Live @ Ustream.TV: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live and chat about everything from Mars rovers to monitor

WWU Planetarium - American Indian Moons
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American Indian tribes gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year.

Hunting, Fishing, Survival, Guns, Gear
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The best hunting, fishing, rifle and shotgun shooting, and survival information on the Internet. Check out Field and Stream's blogs, reader

Western Washington University Planetarium
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An academic facility dedicated to preserving the arts, skills, and science of astronomy, and of cultural starlore.

Western Washington University Planetarium
planetarium.wwu.edu

An academic facility dedicated to preserving the arts, skills, and science of astronomy, and of cultural starlore.

WWU Planetarium - American Indian Starlore
www.wwu.edu

Starlore: folklore about the sky from native America.

Friends of NASA
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Building international support for peaceful space exploration & scientific discovery

Left Hemispheres: Noah's Ark (Parts 1 & 2)
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2012 (26). ▼ January (26). Friday Link Dump 1/27/12 · Faith in Doubt · Frothy Mixture: Colleges Diminish Faith · Noah's Ark (Parts 1 &am

There were dinosaurs in Noah’s Ark
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No,  no. Of course there were no dinosaurs in Noah's Ark, but we'll get to that. I find it irritating interesting that Religious Fundamen

Mars Curiosity Landing: A Cheat Sheet
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After a spectacular launch and a long cruise through the black reaches of space, the Mars Science Laboratory—better known as the Curiosity r

replacing god: Quantum mechanics gets a bit less spooky
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Quantum mechanics is a very robust theory of the small-scale phenomena in the universe. It has been repeatedly verified in the lab, and has

Atheist looks at a popular Bible verse: John 3:16 - Freethought Arizona
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Atheist looks at a popular Bible verse: John 3:16 - Freethought Arizona