Monthly Archives: February 2012

Conjunctions and Oppositions

One of the great lessons of astronomy is that appearances can be deceiving—things are not always what they seem to be. What appear to be pin pricks of light too dim to see in the daytime are in fact enormous

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A Quick Note About Videos

Those of you who read this blog as an email will likely be unable to see the embedded videos that are a part of it. For that you need to go to the blog site itself: http://www.redchairblogs.com/starstruck/.

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Godspeed, John Glenn

When I was six years old, I wanted to be what every other six-year-old boy wanted to be in Texas—a cowboy. When I was eleven years old, I wanted to be what every kid in America wanted to be—an astronaut.

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