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2013-07-02 10:52:01

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one the largest and most innovative astronomy and science education organizations in the U.S., is proud to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education.

Mountaintop Blasting Paves The Way For The Giant Magellan Telescope
2012-03-24 03:27:17

Astronomers have begun to blast 3 million cubic feet of rock from a mountaintop in the Chilean Andes to make room for what will be the world's largest telescope when completed near the end of the decade.

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2011-08-03 06:25:00

ESO’s infrared survey telescope digs deep into star-forming regions in our Milky Way.

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2005-07-23 10:06:55

In a feat of astronomical and terrestrial alignment, a group of scientists from MIT and Williams College recently succeeded in observing distant Pluto's tiny moon, Charon, hide a star. Such an event had been seen only once before, by a single telescope 25 years ago, and then not nearly as well. The MIT-Williams consortium spotted it with four telescopes in Chile on the night of July 10-11.

2005-07-20 17:40:00

In a feat of astronomical and terrestrial alignment, a group of scientists from MIT (Cambridge, Mass.) and Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) recently succeeded in observing distant Pluto's tiny moon, Charon, hide a star. Such an event had been seen only once before, by a single telescope 25 years ago, and then not nearly as well.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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