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On the Other Hand

THIS JUST IN: Scientists are normal! For starters, just like you and I, they take an occasional vacation. That being said, I don’t know many whose curiosity ever takes a break. 282 more words


From Brookhaven Lab: "Instrumentation Division Nears Production Phase for LSST Camera Sensors"

Brookhaven Lab

July 21, 2014
Rebecca Harrington

Precision assembly is required to capture the clearest and most extensive picture of the cosmos

A single sensor for the world’s largest digital camera detected light making its way through wind, air turbulence, and Earth’s atmosphere, successfully converting the light into a glimpse of the galactic wonders that this delicate instrument will eventually capture as it scans the night sky. 1,389 more words

Basic Research

From NASA/ESA Hubble: "New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet"


24 July 2014
Mathilde Jauzac
Durham University, Institute for Computational Cosmology
Durham, United Kingdom
Tel: +33 6 52 67 15 39 (France)
Cell: +44 7445 218614 (UK) 1,192 more words

Basic Research

The Star Party

I was destined to be a sky watcher. My birthday falls on the same day as the Perseid meteor shower that begins usually around August 10-12 each year. 927 more words


Dr. Catherine Lovekin: Astronomy is the Gateway Drug to Science

Dr. Catherine Lovekin, assistant professor of astronomy at Mount Allison University, joined us in studios to talk about the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower and the Introduction to the Night Sky event she’ll be hosting this Saturday, 26 July, at 8:30pm at the Campbell Carriage Factory in Middle Sackville. 189 more words


Astrology Meaning Of The Planets - Uranus

Metaphysical meaning: Awakening, transcendence, sudden fluctuations, changes, extremes, unusual abilities.