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Comet Discoveries Garner 2012 Edgar Wilson Award
2013-01-30 07:24:51

The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.

Astronomer And Television Host Sir Patrick Moore Passes Away
2012-12-10 06:24:19

Sir Patrick Moore, a UK astronomer who also spent more than five decades covering space travel as a broadcaster, passed away at his home Sunday at the age of 89.

2011-03-09 00:00:29

Good astronomy equipment is more accessible and more affordable than ever. As such, the interest in astrophotography has spiked in recent years. Getting started in astrophotography is appealing to a lot of people, but most of them have no clue what this hobby entails.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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