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  • One of the telescopes at CU-Boulder that students will be able to utilize.
    Teen Summer Science Program, est. in 1959, designed to track 'killer' asteroids
    A memorandum of agreement has been signed by University of Colorado Boulder administrators to host 36 of our nation's top high school students in a project to image, measure and track near-Earth asteroids. The project will begin next summer...
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    Are you ready to buy that first telescope
    There are a lot of things to consider before buying that first telescope. The obvious first target is the Moon, but what after the Moon? True that many telescopes sold today have the ability to go to any object you select, but you still need a...
  • Free star parties, solar and star gazing, observatories for astronomy lovers Abq
    Free star parties, solar and star gazing, observatories for astronomy lovers Abq
    There's something special about viewing celestial bodies up-close through a telescope that photos can't quite capture. If you love gazing at the night sky, observing our moon, the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and more, then you...
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    5 Features You Wish Your Binoculars or Telescope Had Tonight
    If you are waiting tonight for the lunar eclipse, which is expected to be especially memorable due to its red color and its rarity, get your star-gazing gear out. Try watching the eclipse through a pair of binoculars or telescope for a better...
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    Medford teacher chosen for NASA SOFIA program
    When Robert Black, astronomy teacher at North Medford High school, heard about the program offered by NASA that lets teachers soar into the reaches of space to look through the eyes of an infrared telescope, he was excited by the prospect of...
  • NASA's NuStar captures 'Hand of God' image
    NASA's NuStar captures 'Hand of God' image
    NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuStar, has been floating in space since 2012 and has captured an amazing image that has been named the “Hand of God.” The image of the dead star is actually the remains of an...
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    NASA's NuStar telescope captures the 'Hand of God'
    NASA's high-powered telescopes have brought us some amazing images from deep in space. We have seen things that can only be called breath-taking and glorious.They've shown us the universe as most of us have never seen it before. In 2009,...
  • Moon
    Private moon telescope to offer new views of Earth, space in 2015
    Are you ever interested in what the Earth looks like at 1 p.m. EST on a Saturday? Well, now you might have the chance to view our blue marble online when a privately-funded telescope gets sent to the moon in two years.Moon Express, the designer...
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    Join the Star Party at Starved Rock State Park
    Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 is Astronomy Day, and Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Ill. is celebrating with a Star Party. The event will include talks about astronomy and opportunities to explore the night sky through telescopes.Activities will be...
  • The 'Witch's Broom'
    Space telescopes capture witchy, spiritual images in space
    In a recent press release, the La Silla European Southern Observatory in Chile revealed the capture of a telescopic image offering a unique view of the Vela constellation, “The Pencil Nebula” and an 11,000 year-old “supernova...
  • ILOA and NAOC signing agreement to collaborate for galaxy imaging from the Moon
    U.S. organization signs agreement to use telescope on Chinese lunar lander
    The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) in Hawaii has signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, to use a telescope on China‘s moon...
  • The Lick Observatory at Mount Hamilton
    Visiting San Jose's Lick Observatory
    Perched above the Santa Clara Valley and visible from miles away, the Lick Observatory is the world’s first permanently occupied mountain top observatory. The University of California manages the historic observatory with headquarters at the...
  • Australia, South Africa agree to dual-site for SKA that will answer big questioi
    Australia, South Africa agree to dual-site for SKA that will answer big questioi
    Amsterdam -The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is projected to become the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope. The area itself will give the telescope 50 times the sensitivity and 10,000 times the survey speed of today’s...
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    Gadget stocking stuffers under $30
    It's hard enough to find the right gift for the person on you holiday shopping list, but staying within a budget makes it even more of a challenge. With so many shopping options in and around Atlanta, it's sometimes hard to settle on just...
  • The sun, the closest star, is the best subject for stellar studies.
    CU-Boulder will be the new National Solar Observatory Headquarters
    Back in April, 2011, CU-Boulder and the University ofAlabama-Huntsville were the two finalists for consideration in becoming the new site for the National Solar Observatory (NSO).CU-Boulder has won the bid.NSO, operating with the endorsement and...