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2013-12-31 16:21:31

Public is invited to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in National Harbor. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you ask most people what big event occurs in Washington, DC, every four years, they'll probably say the presidential inaugural. For astronomers and journalists who cover astronomy, though, the answer is the return of the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting -- the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" -- to the nation's capital. The 223rd AAS...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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