Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to Point a Telescope

It was a lot simpler in Galileo’s day. Up and down, left and right, manually controlled—simple, right? Yes, but simpler was not always better, at least until computers came along. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. There are two issues

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Ladies and Gentlemen…Voyager Has Left the Solar System!

To boldly go where no one has gone before… Bigger than Elvis? I would say so. NASA announced today that the Voyager 1 spacecraft launched 36 years ago has finally entered interstellar space, the space between the stars. This is

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Full Moons: Not So Super?

A friend: “Hey, did you see that blue moon last night?” Me: “Uh, yeah, I went outside and took a peek.” (Even if I didn’t.) Look, don’t misunderstand. I’m all for anything that gets people outside and looking at the

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