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Astronomy and Society

Speaking of the VLT

Next month, James Bond heads to Chile's Very Large Telescope. That can't be good.

Kids at Astronomy Day 2008

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S&T Astronomy Day Awards for 2008

The Astronomical League has announced the winners of this year's S&T Astronomy Day Award — and this year there's a tie for the top spot!

People, Places, and Events

The Great Planet Debate

A controversial vote to define "planet" two years ago created more confusion than clarity. So scientists, educators, and curious hangers-on have gathered to get a better handle on what to call the menagerie of worlds that inhabit our solar system and those of other stars.

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The Astronomical League's Rising Stars

At its recent national convention in Des Moines, Iowa, the Astronomical League continued its tradition of recognizing the talents and enthusiasm of exceptional teenage stargazers.

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History and Sky Lore

NASA Turns 50: Take a Photo!

The U.S. space agency was founded 50 years ago today. You can celebrate by finding your favorite NASA photograph.

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Cherry Springs Earns Dark-Sky Status

The International Dark-Sky Association has recognized a remote getaway in north-central Pennsylvania as an International Dark-Sky Park.

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"Seeing" Again

PBS will have encore presentations of Timothy Ferris's ode to amateur astronomy.

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That's Infotainment!

Watch a talk from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Microsoft Launches Astronomy Software

Software giant Microsoft wants to show you the universe with its WorldWide Telescope.

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Apophis ad Absurdum

Was it a simple misunderstanding, sensationalist reporting, or an outright hoax? Whatever the answer, a recent story about a German student embarrassing NASA's asteroid experts shows how little mass-media reporters know about basic science — and how unlikely they are to check the facts.

Astronomy and Society

Lights Out, Everyone!

It's National Dark-Sky Week, a time to take stock of how badly your nighttime environment has been overrun with poor-quality lighting — and a time to do something about it!

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Notes from the Weekend

A site for streaming TV shows has an astronomical bonus. Plus, a couple of other things.

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Microsoft's Virtual Observatory

A new contender in astronomical software is coming from the other giant software company in the universe.

Astrobiology

Still Looking for Aliens

SETI@home is gearing up for a fresh influx of data.

People, Places, and Events

Landscapes at Night, What a Delight

Earth's beautiful and historical places serve as foregrounds for the starry sky.

People, Places, and Events

It's Official: 2009 Is the Year of Astronomy

The United Nations' General Assembly has formally proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

Astronomy and Society

Watch Winter Arrive

Finally, a live webcast of the solstice sunrise.

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New Astro Radio and Podcasts

Improve your mind with some science-related audio.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Earth at Night: Not a Pretty Sight

Rosetta's nighttime snapshots of the Eastern Hemisphere show that the fight against light pollution has a long way to go.

Astronomy and Society

Aurora Stamps Have Appeal

The US Postal Service has just rolled out an attractive pair of stamps that feature photos of the northern and southern lights.

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