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Ideas for Citizen Science in Astronomy

We review the relatively new, internet-enabled, and rapidly-evolving field of citizen science, focusing on research projects in stellar, extragalactic and solar system astronomy that have benefited from the participation of members of the public, often in large numbers. We find these volunteers making contributions to astronomy in a variety of ways: making and analyzing new observations, visually classifying features in images and light curves, exploring models constrained by astronomical datasets, and initiating new scientific enquiries.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

DNA India

Visually impaired kids can learn astronomy

So Dr Kalpana Kharade, associate professor and Hema Peese, assistant professor of KJ Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education Training and Research researched on teaching astronomy to these kids with the help of Technology Based Inquiry Learning. Soon they would conduct workshops in schools for visually impaired students.


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"Hot Jupiters" provoke their own host suns to wobble

"Hot Jupiters," those large gaseous planets outside our solar system, can make their suns wobble after they wend their way through their own solar systems. Blame the "hot Jupiters."


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Ahupua`a system this Saturday's Culture Night topic

Hawaii has been having a big problem with birds. Many of them, including the numerous endangered ones, have been fatally crashing into utility poles and lines.


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Tucson Weekly

Phoenix's Strip Mall Signs Are Going to Ruin Our Dark Skies

The Arizona Republic ran a frightening article over the weekend about light pollution and the greater Phoenix area . The basic premise? In ten years, there will only be a few places in America where you will be able to see the Milky Way in the night sky and Tucson won't be one of them: That's why Tucson, among other Arizona cities, implemented dark-skies-friendly lighting codes decades ago.


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Universe Today

Astronomy Cast Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere

Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water.


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Sky News

Landing Site For European Comet Probe Revealed

The European Space Agency reveals further details about their efforts to land a spacecraft on a comet for the first time. Scientists have revealed the spot on Comet 67P where the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will make its descent later this year.


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Art Daily

Exhibition of new work by Laurent Grasso opens at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York

Sean Kelly announces Soleil Double , an exhibition of new work by Laurent Grasso. This is the artist's first solo show in New York since his critically acclaimed Sound Fossil of 2010 and his first solo exhibition in the gallery's new space.


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F&M Magazine

Hobart Partners with NASA

This collaboration developed a new innovative filler metal that was needed to bind the alloys of the test fixture of the James Webb Space Telescope. Hobart is excited to release its newest "It's the tie that binds" brand campaign video featuring the unique opportunity to collaborate with NASA on one of the most exciting space exploration projects, the James Webb Space Telescope.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.

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6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality

Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar : a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, a zeal for upgrading everything, including our bodies.


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Aquila best of bird constellations

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the harvest full moon last week over Everett. As nice as it was I'm glad it's over with.


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The Daily Beast

The First Galaxies Were Big BabiesBy Matthew R. Francis

New research shows early galaxies were much bigger-some 10 times the mass of the Milky Way-than astronomers expected. What does that mean about the origins of the Universe? A long time ago, there were no galaxies-not even galaxies far far away.

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ESA's Gaia Observatory Locates Its First Supernova

Image Caption: An artist's impression of a Type Ia supernova - the explosion of a white dwarf locked in a binary system with a companion star. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab/C.


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13 Awesome Places to Stargaze in the United States

Stargazing is usually associated with viewing the night sky when most celestial objects and events are visible, but sometimes amateur astronomers also operate during the day for events such as sunspots and solar eclipses. Common tools for stargazing include portable telescopes and binoculars.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Smiley Elementary School in Redlands hosts annual campout

REDLANDS >> Dozens of tents were set up on around Smiley Elementary School's track Friday night as families prepared for the school's annual campout. Smiley's PTA vice president Crystal Colbert said she was expecting about 700 participants in the night's games and other activities, though only about 350 would stay overnight.


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Big solar storm hitting Earth

These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation.


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Enormous Balloon Will Carry Black Hole Hunting Telescope Aloft

A new telescope designed to spot black holes will take off this month, but it won't launch atop a rocket. Instead, a giant balloon that can fit an entire 747 jetliner inside it with room to spare will carry the telescope high into the atmosphere.


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Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North Pole.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

USM astronomer talks about Northern Lights

Two big solar storms aimed at Earth could give Mainers a reason to look to the sky Friday night. But an astronomer from the University of Southern Maine's planetarium said there is no guarantee Mainers will see the Northern Lights.


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