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6 min ago | The Star Press

'Intro to astronomy' enrollment sky high

About 1,800 Ball State University students take introductory astronomy courses each year, which is higher than the number taking such classes at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined.


Related Topix: Science, Ball State University, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Theater, Arts

1 hr ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Looking to the heavens from the clear skies of Rocky

Mike Connolly and photographer Richard Hahn with the Observatory 12 inch telescope at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory .


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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Santa Barbara Independent

SBCC Retiring Astronomy Professor to Be Honored with Community Lecture

After more than 48 years of introducing the wonders of the night skies and heavenly bodies to thousands of students and local residents, Santa Barbara City College Earth and Planetary Science Professor Fred Marschak is getting ready to pack up his telescopes, retire and move with his wife Nancy back to their home state of Pennsylvania.


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Space Ref

"Upside-down planet" New Method to Study Binary Star Systems

What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer.


Related Topix: Science, University of Washington


Mysteries of a nearby planetary system's dynamics now are solved

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014.


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Alien signal likely interference, says top astronomer

Samsung has released the latest version of its Galaxy S and News24 had a first look at the pricey smartphone.


Related Topix: Science, World News, South Africa, Ohio State University, Computers

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The El Gordo Massive Galaxy Cluster

Explanation: It is bigger than a bread box. In fact, it is much bigger than all bread boxes put together.


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St. Petersburg Times

Astronomy column: a look at what's happening in May

Start to look for Mercury low in the west-northwest at dusk about mid May. Our innermost planet reaches the greatest angular distance from the sun on May 25. Jupiter is easily the brightest planet or star in the evening sky at nightfall.


Related Topix: Science, St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Bangkok Post

Sunday really is

The sun will be directly above Bangkok on Sunday, possibly making it the hottest day of the year.


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The New Zealand Herald

Astronauts on new mission to warn of asteroid 'cosmic roulette'

As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few to have gone beyond the final frontier and looked down on the Earth from space.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, World News, Russia, Non-Profit, Science

WMKY-FM Morehead

Supernova creates havoc

Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as bright as a galaxy itself.


Related Topix: Space, Morehead State University, Physics, Louisville, KY, George Washington University

Scanners now the handy way to pay

FORGET carrying a wallet - soon empty-handed shoppers will be able to pay for goods with just a tap of their hand.


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Wharfedale Observer

Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

A leading papal astronomer is to speak in Horsforth this Easter about the importance of the science to the Vatican.


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Sun Apr 20, 2014

USA Today

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

This would be an excellent week to watch one of the year's better meteor showers, except for a pesky moon that will wash out much of the show, astronomers say.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Science, Huntsville, AL


Geek of the Week: Deborah Good, Engineering Physics Senior

After two months at Mines, senior Deborah Good knew she wanted to some day be the Geek of the Week.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Jerome Parks, 23, was reported missing around 3:00 p.m. from his group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, Indianapolis, IN, Healthcare Law, Law

Northern Territory News

Russia gets another space visitor

First there was the Tunguska event of 1908, in which an asteroid or comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere.


Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Russia, Science, Religion, Orthodox Church

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth-size Kepler-186f

Explanation: Planet Kepler-186f is the first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

Lansing State Journal

Walking Society enjoys spring hike

The walk was guided by Park Naturalist Jackie Blanc and Park Commissioner Walter Miar, author of "Alone Together -- My Adventure on the Appalachian Trail."


Related Topix: Eaton County, MI, Potterville, MI, Science, Vermontville, MI, Nashville, MI

Sat Apr 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Get out: Shooting basics, star gazingGet out: Shooting basics, star...

Get out: Shooting basics, star gazing on Look through different types of telescopes and binoculars provided by the Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society at dusk Saturday at the horse camp in Glacial Lakes State Park, 5 miles south ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Starbuck, MN, Pope County, MN