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Emily Lakdawalla
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I have a spate of several public appearances coming up; I hope some of you can come out and see me and other Planetary Society folks, including Bill Nye and two, count them, two Planetary Radio Live events!

April 26-27 (THIS WEEKEND): USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C.
May 9: Spacefest, Pasadena, CA
May 16-17: International Space Development Conference, Los Angeles
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Come to NYC and I'll do my best to be there! 
Meanwhile, I plan to be listening to the planetary radio podcast of these :-)
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If your weather is no good, watch the #eclipse here!
 
Hello Space Fans!

Tonight there will be a total lunar eclipse tonight in the Western Hemisphere. 

+Scott Lewis  will be heading to Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA to do some on-site outreach with Dr. +Thad Szabo. Internet permitting, we'll be attempting to bring in a live feed of the lunar eclipse from LA and hopefully connect with our friends from the +Virtual Star Party  and bring in feeds from there too!

If you're in the Los Angeles area, you are more than welcome to join us on site. The event starts at 10:30 p.m. PT and parking is free after 10 p.m.

Cerritos College: 11190 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650
Parking Lot C-6 off of Studebaker, just south of Alondra Blvd.

Not local? That's okay too! Share with us your pictures of the eclipse in the event below! 

Keep Looking Up!

#ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #Eclipse   #LunarEclipse  
#BloodMoon  
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Here's the full story on why it's cool that they found a second Sedna way out there beyond Neptune...
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If we command our wealth we shall be rich and free , if our wealth commands
us, we are poor indeed.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:32 AM, Pitty Phiri <****@**> wrote:

> The purpose of life is a life of purpose
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Water-carved gullies on Mars I'll buy, but on Vesta? Color me intrigued.
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Wouldn't differing densities of the rock in the crater also account for deflection of the dry material flows?
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With all the excitement happening on missions criscrossing the solar system, I often forget to enjoy the views of our solar system that we can achieve from home. Amateur astronomers don't make the same mistake. Here's a lovely photo that Stuart Atkinson sent me, captured last night from Kendal, England, showing four special wanderers.
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Rosetta and Philae have very nearly completed a six-week phase of spacecraft and instrument checkouts to prepare the mission to do science. Recently, the lander used its cameras for the first time since hibernation, producing some new photos of Rosetta in space. http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/04221037-rosetta-update-instrument.html
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Curiosity has been busy performing a survey of the Kimberley, walking the length of the outcrop and taking enormous quantities of photos. The team is now ready to go in for a closer look, and maybe even to drill.
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Do you believe aliens some people think it is a opticle illusion but I think it a real somany galaxy exist our universe 
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They sneaked this one past me! Great HiRISE photo of Curiosity having just made tracks in the Dingo Gap dune.
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Curiosity is permeating through the vast desolation. That is just the beginning... great job.
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I'll be participating this afternoon!
 
Yesterday two important discoveries in the outer solar system were announced- the discovery of the 2nd confirmed member of the Inner Oort Cloud (2012 VP113) and the discovery of rings around the planetesimal Chariklo - a rag tag group of planetary scientists and astronomers active on Twitter will talk about the discoveries ,why they're important, and what does it mean for our Solar System

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Wes Fraser (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada)
Emily Lakdawalla (Senior Editor at Planetary Society & Planetary Evangelist, USA)
Meg Schwamb (Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Kat Volk (University of British Columbia, Canada)
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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko is heating up in preparation for Rosetta's arrival, and the Very Large Telescope is watching...
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  • Planetary Society
    Senior Editor, 2001 - present
  • Sky & Telescope
    Contributing Editor, 2009 - present
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  • Brown University
    Planetary geology, 1998 - 2000
  • Amherst College
    Geology, 1992 - 1996
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