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When in doubt, shoot the Moon

Many of us have seen images of the Moon. However, this particular image of Luna is extremely interesting. Why?

Well for starters, it was taken on the 100" Hooker Telescope up at Mt. Wilson observatory. Yes. That's right... the enormous telescope that helped us discover that there are other galaxies and that the Universe is expanding... they also used to take pics of the Moon. 

Now stop for a moment. Look in the bottom corner. See when this image was taken? Yes. That's right. This image was taken in 1919. I finished processing this image this morning after taking a very tedious photograph of a glass plate negative that's been preserved at +Carnegie Astronomy for nearly a century. 

This is but one of the many plates they've allowed me to photograph in preparation for today's   #HubbleHangout  with the +Hubble Space Telescope  Hubble: The Man Behind the Name

We go live at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 7pm UTC

You can RSVP here: http://goo.gl/K9YGqi
or watch on YouTube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7ICBGzl6o

#Hubble   #HST   #Hubble25   #Moon   #Astrophotography   #HistSci  
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Cassiopeia the Queen She was the very beautiful queen of ancient Ethiopia. By all accounts men were mesmerized by her perfectly chiseled features, like she had really nice thighs and stuff. But thi...
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While at Stonehenge yesterday I decided to send a message to the cosmos. #GYATM (Photo by James O.Davies)
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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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    B.S. Physics
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    MEd. Science Education
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