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NASA and SpaceX will host a two-day event for 50 of its social media followers on April 29-30, 2012, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Payne's Prairie is a good spot, but I don't know if you can be out there that late. You might try Flavet Field on campus, that's big and open! 
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Moon, Venus and Jupiter at Rosemary Hill
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Jupiter and it's moons. One time, as a kid, I was able to see it through a telescope. Certainly, our probes have many more detailed and closer pictures, but there is something a bit magical about looking through a smaller telescope and seeing the planet (and moons) directly with your own eyes. It's like being Galileo!
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Dear internet- does anyone have advice about installing linux? I now have an old windows machine to play with :-D
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My current favorite flavor of Linux is the Fedora Scientific Spin. It automatically comes loaded with a lot of useful packages and it is smaller than the full install.
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reflected rainbow, sundog/parhelion? + airplane shadow. i can't find anything about parhelion physics, other than that it's refraction by ice crystals...
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Jupiter with a 30" telescope! Image on the right is from Oct. 2010, image on the left is from Sept. 2011.
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For +Paul Bierdz; it's from last September, but here you go! (Jupiter's pretty low in the evenings now, and it's not easy to get a good picture with a bigger telescope since it's so bright that it saturates the CCD.)
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I have some of Saturn that aren't the best, although with it rising a little earlier now I might get some this spring. I have some other pics up here - http://astro.ufl.edu/~ajtownsend/page2/page2.html (The other planets are significantly less interesting to take pictures of.)
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jupiter and venus over hogwarts, mars over hogsmeade :) +Jennifer Townsend
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Anyone interested in trying to do Messier Objects sometime later this month? +Robert Morehead , +Deno Stelter , +Peter Nguyen , +Rachel Wagner-Kaiser?
Please submit any scheduled Messier Marathon 2012 Events! Messier Marathoners: Send me your results! (2012 or earlier). 2012 Messier Marathon Results. Messier Marathon 2012. In the year 2012, New Moon...
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:-p good!
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cute!
Change the perception of who and what a scientist is or isn't.
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Space!
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34 years on and our Voyager 1 spacecraft is still making discoveries at the edge of our solar system. Here's the latest from the American Geophysical Union meeting today in San Francisco.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space.
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Well, why would we want to spend money on science? It's not like it ever benefits anyone. >< ARGH. (Where the definition of not ever is almost always.)
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Hello fellow g'vile and around town ppl.
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    Graduate Student, TA, Astronomer, 2009 - present
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    BS, Astrophysics and Applied Math, 2004 - 2008
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    MS, Astornomy, 2009 - 2011
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