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Hunt Antarctic Meteorites, Stay Warm

Once again an intrepid team of scientists and other adventurers is combing the ice fields of Antarctica for meteorites. Follow the searchers on their quest — and learn about the leaders who return for a cold soak year after year — by reading the team's daily weblog.

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Remembering Steven Ostro

On December 15, 2008, planetary science lost one of most gifted and passionate practitioners — a radar astronomer whose work greatly improved our knowledge of near-Earth asteroids.

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Astro-gear Galore in Pasadena

The Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show drew a large crowds last weekend in Pasadena, California.

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The Oregon Star Party

Located 40 miles from the nearest town, the Oregon Star Party is one of the premier dark-sky astronomy gatherings in the United States.

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!

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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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Best in League

The Astronomical League has announced its best webmaster for 2008.

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Stellar Science

Artificial Intelligence Aids Astronomers

Astronomers have designed a neural network that can determine the particulars of binary star systems by just examining their light curves — and it can do it really, really fast.

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New Date for Caesar's British Invasion

In 55 BC, when Julius Caesar and his fleet approached the white cliffs of Dover on the British coast, he faced unexpectedly strong tides. Researchers from Texas State University have used tidal measurements and other astronomical clues to revise the exact date of the historic landing.

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Imaging Tools and Techniques at MWAIC

Attendees of the MidWest Astro-Imaging Conference were treated to the latest innovations in astrophotography techniques.

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Amateur Finds Fastest-Spinning Asteroid

While chasing near-Earth asteroid 2008 HJ with a remotely controlled telescope in Australia, Richard Miles made a record-setting discovery.

Astronomy and Society

That's Infotainment!

Watch a talk from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Using a Telescope Mount to Watch Baseball

An interesting use for a computerized mount.

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Telescopes Galore at NEAF

Dozens of new products debut at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

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Astro-imagers Share Keys to Success

The Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC) kicked off Thursday here in Suffern, NY., featuring talks by many of the biggest names in astrophotography.

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NEAF is Back!

This weekend, make plans to attend the largest annual astronomy trade show in America: the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

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Navigation Gathering

Stargazing's neglected cousin will be celebrated at a historical locale.

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Sidewalk Astronomy Made Easy

Saturday, April 12th, was International Sidewalk Astronomy Night — when hundreds of amateur astronomers worldwide showed the public the beauty of the night sky.

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S&T's Star-count Challenge!

How bad is the light pollution where you live? How many stars can you see on a dark night? Last year the GLOBE at Night project tallied 8,500 star-counting estimates from around the world. That's great — but we can do better! All it'll take is 30 minutes and a clear evening between now and March 8th.

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Kids' Astronomy Essay Contest

Cash prizes and meteorites are being offered for the best short essays by kids 5 to 18.

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