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Moon Near Mars

Tuesday evening, November 25th the 3.5 day young waxing crescent Moon is 6-7o away from the planet Mars as this graphic shows.

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SDSS in the News (Aug-Nov 2014)

Back in mid August I set up a Google alert search on “sloan digital sky surveys”. Here is a summary of 3 months of mentions of SDSS in online news: 1,060 more words


What If: PD vs Paying for Observation Time

by @weberswords

I am sitting in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and I just ate some weird tacos. They weren’t like tacos I was used to that had chili powder and cumin to season them. 289 more words

Professional Practice

Fibers and Voorwerpjes

While preparing for more observations of the Galaxy Zoo giant AGN clouds (Voorwerpjes), this is a good time to introduce more complete ways of obtaining astronomical spectra. 567 more words


November Moon at Ascending Node

   On Wednesday November 19th our Moon will be crossing the plane of the ecliptic moving north. This is known as the ascending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path… 105 more words


The Student Teaching Experience

During my internship experience this semester, I have had the privilege of working with a great participating teacher, and the opportunity to develop my own skills in the classroom. 756 more words