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Seyfert Galaxy

First Discovered/ Detected in 1908

Seyfert galaxies were first detected in 1908 by Edward A. Fath and Vesto Slipher, who were using the Lick Observatory… 374 more words


Hubble Fellows Symposium 2015

Right after getting back from Chile I headed straight to Baltimore for this year’s Hubble Fellows Symposium at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Every year most of the 51 Hubble fellows (three years with each 17 fellows) get together at these meetings to present their work to each other. 68 more words


John Louis Emil Dreyer

Wondered why Galaxies and Nebulae have an NGC number preceding them?

…Then you should get to know astronomer John Dreyer

John Louis Emil Dreyer (February 13, 1852 – September 14, 1926) was a  348 more words


March 16 - Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel was the sister of the more famous William.  She was born this day in 1750 in the German town of Hannover, but moved to London in 1772 to join her elder brother, after which she became a mean comet hunter, finding eight in eleven years.   117 more words

Going On Up There Then

March 13 - Uranus

Uranus (named after a primal Greek god of the sky, the son and husband of Gaia, and father of the Titans) was discovered on this day in 1781 by William Herschel.   307 more words


New Neighbors!

We have some new galactic neighbors! Well, actually maybe “new” is not the right term: they have been there for a long time but we only just now noticed. 361 more words

Astronomers Discover Rewarding Job Prospects In L.A.

No other state in the nation pays astronomers higher wages than California, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their responsibilities are multi-faceted. They study new sources of energy, the nature of time and the origin of the universe. 371 more words