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55 min ago | Dunmow Broadcast

High Easter resident hopes plan for community observatory will play starring role in his village

One man has set his sights on the stars as he seeks to get permission to build an astronomical observatory in High Easter.


Related Topix: Science

5 hrs ago | Time

Evidence of Absolutely Enormous Dead Stars Discovered

Astronomers have a pretty good idea about what the first stars in the universe must have looked like.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Space

5 hrs ago | The Coastal Courier

Remember pets during 'dog days of summer'

According to the Weather Channel, the term "dog days of summer" goes back to Roman astronomers and the brilliant, blue-white star called Sirius, the "dog star."


Related Topix: Science, Fort Stewart, GA, Liberty County, GA

6 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Supernova Seen in Two Lights -- Courtesy of NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/IAFE

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Science

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed

Astronomers are delving into the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year.


Related Topix: Science, Nuclear Energy, Weird

11 hrs ago |

Once-in-a-lifetime spectacle Comet Jacques set for Irish skies tonight

The luminous green comet will be visible from Ireland this weekend as it is set to pass within 50 million miles of Earth.


Related Topix: Science

15 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Kate Becker: Astronomers propose new solution to the riddle of the baby black holes

If you're a parent, you've probably heard this one before. Maybe it was from the kindly stranger making doe-eyes at you while your baby earnestly licked her very tiny, very dirty shoes.


Related Topix: Science, Opinion

15 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Park rangers bring astronomy to Upper Delaware

Dip your toes into the world of astronomy on the shores of the Upper Delaware River - join National Park Service rangers at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pa., for a star-filled program on the night sky of the Upper Delaware River Valley.


Related Topix: Science, Lackawaxen, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

An Astrophysicist in Search of E.T.

Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is on the hunt for aliens.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, UFO and Alien, Science, Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Hispanic Business

New Astronomy Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by...

Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Science are presented in a new report.


Related Topix: Science, Journalism

The Independent

Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets.


Related Topix: Science, Arts, Painting, Texas State University

National Public Radio

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians - 50 Billion Of Them

Back in the 1830s, a Scottish minister and amateur astronomer named Thomas Dick tried to calculate the number of intelligent creatures in the universe.


Related Topix: Science

Astronomy presentation, concerts, gardening class, art show: Things to do in Lake Oswego

Kevin Manning, an award-winning astronomer and former NASA consultant, will share his knowledge on Thursday at the Lake Oswego Public Library.


Related Topix: Lake Oswego, OR, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Science / Technology, NASA, Marylhurst, OR, 9

24 Hours

Students conduct mock Mars mission

The Canadian Space Agency's Mars Exploration and Science Rover is seen operating in the CSA's Mars yard in Saint-Hubert, Que.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Canada, Science

Scientific American

How the Iconic Pillars of Creation Arose

Remember the Pillars of Creation? Since the Hubble Space Telescope captured this spectacular photograph in 1995, it has appeared on posters, T-shirts and screen savers.


Related Topix: Science, Physics

Kitt Peak National Observatory: Discoveries & Programs

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is home to 24 telescopes, the "most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth," the facility's website boasts.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bring out the inner stargazer in everyone at the Julian StarFest 2014

Taking place during August's new moon weekend, when the sky is at its darkest and the stars are most visible, the four day Julian StarFest brings a mix of professional astronomers and backyard stargazers together.


Related Topix: Julian, CA, Science

Outdoor movie, barbecue, astronomy and women airforce service pilot...

"Planes" will be shown on Friday night at the Memorial Park River Shelter. Bring a picnic or buy snacks from vendors.


Related Topix: Science, Wilsonville, OR, Tualatin, OR

Science Daily

First LOFAR observations of 'Whirlpool Galaxy'

Using a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations, a European team of astronomers has obtained the most sensitive image of a galaxy below 1 GHz.


Related Topix: Science, Netherlands, World News,

New Scientist

Spot ET's waste heat for chance to find alien life

RATHER than searching for aliens phoning home, scientists are looking for signs of the homes themselves.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Science, Berkeley, CA, Science / Technology