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Astronomy & Observing News

Astro News Briefs: November 11–17

Send your name to Mars and name a Martian rover.

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Hubble Spooked by the “Little Ghost”

The Little Ghost Nebula, also known as NGC 6369, is more friendly than frightening to astronomers.Courtesy Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NASA. Peering toward the constellation Ophiuchus last February, Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 captured the planetary nebula NGC 6369, often referred to as the "Little Ghost Nebula." To…

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Sky & Telescope Launches German Edition

November 21, 2002 Contact: Marcy Dill, Marketing Director 855-638-5388 x143, mdill@SkyandTelescope.com Sky & Telescope, the most respected astronomy magazine in the world, will appear not only in English, but also in German. Astronomie Heute (Astronomy Today), the German edition of Sky & Telescope, will be published bimonthly starting in February…

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Telescope-Buying Tips for the Gift-Giving Season

November 18, 2002 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Telescopes are on almost every kid's holiday wish list. A telescope is a popular gift, and most manufacturers see a huge increase in sales every November and December. But buyer beware...a telescope…

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Leonid Meteor Spectacle Coming Back Soon

November 1, 2002 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication- and broadcast-quality graphics and animations; see details below. After putting on spectacular performances for the last four years running, the Leonid meteor shower will once again sweep over Earth…

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Astro News Briefs: October 21–October 27

New Infrared Camera for Palomar 200-Inch Telescope October 21, 2002 | The California Institute of Technology recently attached a new digital infrared camera on its 200-inch Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in hopes of detecting galaxies created soon after the Big Bang. The panoramic camera, complete with a $350,000 sensor…

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Dark-Sky Advocates to Push for Nationwide Lighting Reforms

October 23, 2002 Contacts: Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Elizabeth Alvarez, International Dark-Sky Association 520-293-3198, liz@darksky.org"   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and an animation; see details below. Energy and lighting specialists from throughout the U.S. and Canada are gathering in Boston,…

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Astro Image in the News:
Interstellar Odd Couple

What seems to be a 'next-door neighbor' to NGC 4319 is actually a billion light-year distant quasar.Courtesy NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSCI/AURA). The Hubble Space Telescope captured this scene in the constellation Draco. The large galaxy is the 80 million light-year distant NGC 4319. And to its upper…

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Astro News Briefs: September 30–October 6

A new moon for Uranus and a new binary asteroid.

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Starry, Starry Night Becoming a Thing of the Past

The International Dark-Sky Association meets in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late October to address the detrimental effects of light pollution in astronomy and other fields.

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Astro News Briefs: September 9–15

NASA names the Next Generation Space Telescope.

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Astro News Briefs: August 26 – September 1

Earth's oldest impact found and the fate of the Contour spacecraft.

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Harvest Moon Arrives on September 21st

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon closest to the autumn equinox, which occurs this year on September 22-23. What is the Harvest Moon, anyway?

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Astro News Briefs: August 5–11

Do cosmic rays affect global warming, Stardust begins its mission, and more...

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Astro News Briefs: July 22–28

Moon rock thieves caught and a new asteroid threat.

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Celestial Anniversary of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

On July 29, 1945, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS Indianapolis after sighting it in moonlight in the Philippine Sea. The astronomical scene repeats on July 29, 2002.

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Astro News Briefs: June 24–30

Contour Set to Launch June 28, 2002 | On July 3rd, NASA’s Comet Nucleus Tour (Contour) is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The original launch date of July 1st was scrubbed due to the discovery of particulate matter on a solar panel. The mission will encounter at least…

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Astro News Briefs: June 10–16

Mount Wilson's Improved Eye Finds Faint Companions June 14, 2002 | A new infrared camera is helping to bring the venerable 100-inch Hooker reflector atop Mount Wilson back into frontline research — despite its location near light-polluted Los Angeles. Jian Ge (Penn State) announced this week that the first-light images…

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Astro News Briefs: June 3–9

This week astronomers from around the world have gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the 200th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Below are assorted news briefs highlighting some of the announced research findings. Come back for more updates throughout the week. Image of Betelgeuse Reveals Bloated Atmosphere June 6,…

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