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Review: Star Stuff by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

This is a picture book biography about Carl Sagan and how he got interested in the stars.  It all started when he went to the 1939 World’s Fair and was inspired.  He started researching stars and space and wondering about the universe around us.  He got his doctorate and worked with other scientists to create machines that would investigate planets and take pictures of them.  Then he went on television with his show Cosmos and told everyone about the universe and how we are all made from the same stuff as the stars.  This is an inspirational story of how a child who loved the stars turning into a man who taught a generation about them. 194 more words

Book Reviews

SHA Chairman unveils blue plaque

SHA Chairman Madeline Cox recently unveiled a blue plaque in honour of astronomer, meteorologist and botanist Edward J Lowe (1825-1900) at Shirenewton Hall in Monmouthshire. Lowe spent his working life in Nottingham, but retired to Shirenewton in 1880. 60 more words

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Escaping To the Stars

This last weekend I had the perfect opportunity to get away and forget about my worries for a while. With the pressures of presentations, evaluations and endless other things beating away at me day after day, I really needed to step away from it all. 638 more words

Supermassive black hole in dense dwarf galaxy discovered

Astronomers from the University of Utah recently found a supermassive black hole in a very small dwarf galaxy, M60-UCD1, one of the smallest galaxies currently known. 61 more words

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Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

By Amanda Barnett

CNN

(CNN) — A newly discovered asteroid will pass “very close” to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.

The space rock is estimated to be 60 feet (18 meters) long. 271 more words

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News Ireland daily BLOG by Donie

Friday 22nd August 2014

European Commission supports Ireland’s case for early repayment of IMF loans

  

Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Jyrki Katainen

A top EU official has backed Ireland’s case to repay its costly International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans early. 1,622 more words

Venus & Jupiter Visible In Early Morning Sky

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Here’s another show for stargazers to check out.

This time, it’s Venus and Jupiter that will be the brightest in the sky early Saturday and Sunday morning. 165 more words

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