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Astronomer Dennis Mammana returns to Juneau

Astronomer Dennis Mammana will return to Juneau for two presentations and one photography workshop at the Marie Drake Planetarium on Valentine's...
Astronomers shed light on early stars in cosmos

...of scouring the universe, astronomers finally have found two immense...throughout the entire cosmos; astronomers consider metals to be heavier...J. Xavier Prochaska, an astronomer at the University of California...and John O'Meara, an astronomer at Saint Michael's College...
Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field

...theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas...said. Joan R. Najita, an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy...for such objects by other astronomers. Najita said a brown dwarf...system have been detected by astronomers, but all of these objects...
Super full moon will shine brightly this weekend

...will appear 14 percent larger normal, but skywatchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.Alas, in Juneau, our forecast calls for cloudy skies. That doesn't...
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New nonfiction to whet young readers' appetites for adventure

...photographed book brings the science of astronomy to life. Astronomer Alex Filippenko is our guide to the sky and all the things...Hawaii and learn how today's big telescopes work and why an astronomer's job is important. "Off to War," by Deborah Ellis...
The night sky in 37,440 exposures

...But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his...Pacific. "Professional astronomers are now doing much deeper...that mostly professional astronomers would have done in the's remarkable what amateur astronomers can discover."
Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe

...temperatures drop to 10 below zero (minus 25 Celsius).But for astronomers, it's paradise.The lack of humidity, low interference...ALMA's instrument group manager.More than 900 teams of astronomers competed last year to be among the first to use the array...
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Exploring history

...information to the king, while remaining respectful of the people he encountered. His crew of 215 included multiple scientists, astronomers, naturalists, artists and musicians.Ruddy said King Louis XVI's curiosity about far-flung communities around the...
Astronomer Dennis Mammana returns to Juneau for two presentations and a workshop

The Marie Drake Planetarium will host astronomy writer, lecturer and photographer Dennis Mammana this weekend in Juneau.
Space hosts busy Thanksgiving with launch, comet

...surface at 1:37 p.m. EST. It may take a few hours before astronomers know if the comet survived its brush with the sun. If it...and signing up non-government customers, said Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell, who catalogues launches worldwide. Thanksgiving...


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