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How fast a rocket would have to go to leave every planet. Nifty gif.

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We never run out of ways to pre-judge.
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Good on you kid. But it's not a city, it's not lost, it's not Mayan, it's not ancient, and it's not aligned with the stars. It is called a "milpa" and they are well known to archaeologists. It's the returning vegetation in a fallow corn field. In this case experts estimate it's been fallow 10 to 15 years. They are common.
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I'm trying to take a picture of the surface of the sun but mercury is in the way.
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Is Mercury even a planet? Where are Mike Brown and Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Get it outa here!
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Once again, a factual error. It's not fire.
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Thank you Anthony for the excellent likeness of me in the planetarium. I don't actually have a shirt with a skull or green pants or pink shoes but now that I see how well the ensemble works I'll get it together.
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That's awesome. I think you really should consider those wardrobe suggestions he provided. ;-)
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Try this, light-beam riders.
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Very, very cool. Will have to watch the remaining 38 minutes later. :-)
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Astronomy Day 2016

Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, once in spring and once in the fall.

In the spring, the holiday is held on the Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon between the months of April and May, while in the fall (Autumn) it occurs on a Saturday closest to the quarter moon between September and October.

Astronomy Day was created in 1973 by Doug Berger, then president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. It is an attempt to raise the interest of the general public in astronomy by giving them easy access to astronomical instruments like telescopes, also seeks to bridge the knowledge gap by giving the public a chance to interact with astronomers and space scientists.

How to Celebrate?
§ Attend a local Astronomy Day event. Bring family and friends with you and spend some time gazing at the sky through the lenses of a telescope.
§ Learn more about astronomy and how to study it as an amateur astronomer. You can start here.
§ If you have children in your life, today is the perfect day to introduce them to the magic of astronomy.
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The brief tale of a barnyard turkey with a scientific outlook.
A turkey, in an american nurture, decide to shape its vision of the world scientifically well founded (a wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung, according to the Logical Positivism by the Wiener Kreis).…
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    B.S. Physics
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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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Astronomy Instructor and Planetarium Manager
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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
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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

Live Scope Cam « One Dumb Astronomer*
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My telescope brings all the nerds to my yard. [ *amateur ]. Subscribe via RSS · Blog · Images and Gear · Gear and DIY Astronomy · Live Scope