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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.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Julian, CA, Science

OregonLive.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Astronomy

8 reasons to view aurorae in Norway with Astronomy magazine

In association with TravelQuest International, Astronomy magazine is taking a group of up to 40 people to view the magnificent northern lights October 515, 2015 .

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New Scientist

Nearby galaxy may be victim of dark matter hit-and-run

A GIANT clump of dark matter may have smashed into a nearby galaxy and punched a hole in its starry disc.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Science, Science / Technology

Science Daily

What are stars made of? Determining stellar compositions made easier with new catalog

An astronomer has devised the largest catalog ever produced for stellar compositions.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Penn State part of telescope partnership; Chile will be home to massive eye on the starts

Within a decade, more of the universe's mysteries and dangers may become clearer - thanks to a giant telescope Penn State is helping to build.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Saturday night's meteor seen across the country

If you saw a fireball in the sky Saturday night just after 9, you weren't alone.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Science, Box Elder, SD, Rapid City, SD

Live Science

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide 'Missing Link'

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Maryland College Park, Physics, New Haven, CT

Astronomy

"Astronomy" magazine partners with Kennedy Space Center

Astronomy magazine has partnered with the Kennedy Space Center for a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will win an authentic meteorite and a trip for four to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Clarksville Online

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes' data used to...

Barely 30 years ago, the only planets astronomers had found were located right here in our own solar system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, NASA, University of Washington

SPACE.com

Supermassive Death: 3 Stars Eaten by Black Holes

Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.

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CNET News.com

The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

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Fox News

Weathering Change How Farmer's Almanacs hold public's imagination

It's been said that you can't fight Mother Nature. And no one can quite figure her out, either.

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Related Topix: Lewiston, ME, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ABC 27

Penn State astronomers will have access to giant telescope

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy approved construction costs.

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Grand Teton National Park

Annual Astronomy Day to Illuminate Constellations & Galaxies

Grand Teton National Park will join the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club to host the annual Grand Teton Astronomy Day this Saturday, August 23. Family-oriented activities are planned to provide fun and educational opportunities for learning about constellations, star clusters, sunspots, galaxies, nebulae and much more.

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Related Topix: Science, Recreational Vehicle, Teton, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton National Park Travel

Sys-Con Media

NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1, which is the brightest X-ray source in a galaxy known as Messier 82. Most black holes formed by dying stars are modestly-sized, measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun.

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Lancaster Guardian

Distinguished educationist Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw has died aged...

Distinguished educationist Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw has died aged 101 after a close association with Lancaster University lasting almost 40 years.

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