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2015 conferences you do not want to miss

Planning ahead is always wise, especially when talking about conferences. Call for proposals and participation are usually well in advance and it is also necessary to plan funding and our agenda. 702 more words

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The European Perception of Turkey -IAU

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education and Occidental Studies Applied Research Center is organising ‘The European Perception of Turkey’ on the 27th November 2014 in Berlin- Humboldt University… 7 more words

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Planet Clapton

He’d been around, of course.  I was the one not paying attention.

In those early years, as he moved from the increasingly commercialized Yardbirds to John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, I was being introduced to Tom Paxton and Lead Belly. 1,340 more words


Book Review-How I Killed Pluto, and Why it Had it Coming

I was at the Griffith Observatory gift shop in Los Angeles with my family when this book caught my eye. Like lots of people who grew up with a 9-planet solar system, it was a shock to the system when a bunch of astronomers I didn’t know suddenly decided that Pluto was no longer a planet. 696 more words


Pluto Is Still a Planet

As far as I’m concerned, Pluto is — and will always be — a planet. I don’t at all dispute the 2006 decision of the… 704 more words


My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Schools in the United States used to teach that mnemonic device to help students remember the names and order of the planets in our solar system. 369 more words

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