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I'll tell you what revolution looks like. It's when people show up to vote in mid-terms.
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The Average Person would Find this Interesting

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

thanks to +Sandy B for sharing this.  I think I will try to use it in a class discussion this semester!
In the early 1950s, a young lieutenant realized the fatal flaw in the cockpit design of U.S. air force jets. Todd Rose explains in an excerpt from his book, The End of Average.
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In honor of the great David Bowie. Via Col. Chris Hadfield
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The International Space Station is the length of a football field. Even Peyton Manning can't throw the ball that far. Unless he was in space because then, well, you know.
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In 1847 during the Irish potato famine, the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans donated $147 to assist with famine relief. The Irish have just completed a monument of appreciation.
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It is beautiful. The Irish have it right. My mother taught that if a rich person gives you a $1000, that is OK. But if a person with only a dollar gives you a dime, that is the more wonderful gift and is to be cherished.

$147 was a lot of money back then, but I am sure wealthier nations gave more. It was the dime. It makes me teary and happy that the Irish know that. There is hope in the world!
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It's pretty easy. Just hold your favorite diffraction grating up to the phone lens and shoot a glass tube filled with whatever energized rarefied gas you have laying around. Here's hydrogen.
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You missed the 21cm line, tsk...
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The universe as we know it. 
If you ever happen to embark on a cosmic journey to the outer reaches of the universe, you may want to take along a copy of this map, which was created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi and encapsulates the entire cosmos in a single, mind-blowing image.
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A massive solar eruption is about to hit Earth, and the resulting northern lights could be spectacular just before New Year's Eve for those in the right latitudes. NOAA forecasts the aurora borealis will dip clear down to Oregon, with a small chance of even the Bay Area seeing the northern lights.
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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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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

Readers Testimonials | Martin S Pribble
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Readers Testimonials. “This is the first and one of the best atheist blogs I subscribe to. Martin does a good treatment of skeptical topics