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2009-03-16 07:59:55

GLOBE at night, the international star-counting program, starts on Monday, 16 March, 2009, a key activity during this International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). Running between 16 and 28 March, it is a digital effort to obtain precise measurements of urban dark skies around the world using sky-quality meters. How dark is your sky? Do you lose counts of the stars in your nightscape or are you lucky to spot even one? The reason city skies are dull compared to beautiful dark skies in the...

2009-02-02 06:59:00

The Constellation family includes 2.5-inch nearline hard drive with lowest enterprise power consumption and record-setting 3.5-inch 7200-rpm 2TB hard drive for nearline Tier 2 enterprise applications SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq: STX) today introduced its Constellation(TM) family of new enterprise storage solutions for Tier 2 nearline storage applications. The two new drive models, the 2.5-inch Constellation and the 3.5-inch Constellation ES hard...

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2009-01-16 16:05:00

A survey suggests that a growing number of people are unable to see the night sky because of glare from poorly designed outdoor lights in built up areas.In an attempt to study these conditions, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the British Astronomical Association had some 1,829 members of the UK public counting stars for the study.During the study, they were asked to focus on the constellation of Orion, one of the most easily identified.There are about 50 of Orion's stars that could...

2008-12-03 00:00:00

PARIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electricite de France S.A. ("EDF") today announced that, through its subsidiary EDF International, it has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) proposing to acquire a 50% ownership interest in Constellation's nuclear generation and operation business for $4.5 billion. EDF's proposal also provides for an up-front $1 billion cash investment in Constellation to be credited against the purchase price for EDF's...

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2008-10-16 10:23:28

Light pollution to be mapped by thousands of citizen scientists this month Schoolchildren, families and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from Oct. 20 to Nov.3, 2008, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet. The Great World Wide Star Count, now in its second year, helps scientists map light pollution globally while educating participants about the stars. The event, which is open to everyone who wants to...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

By MARC SHAPIRO Staff Writer Constellation Energy will build its first Maryland solar power plant in Millersville, a $2 million project with the state that is designed to be a role model for others. Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled the design for the project yesterday at the headquarters of the Maryland Environmental Service on Najoles Road. Constellation will build 240 thin-film solar panels on the agency's 22,000-square-foot roof and 1,540 crystalline photovoltaic solar cells behind...

2008-10-01 18:00:42

By MARC SHAPIRO Staff Writer Constellation Energy will build its first Maryland solar power plant in Millersville, a $2 million project with the state that is designed to be a role model for others. Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled the design for the project yesterday at the headquarters of the Maryland Environmental Service on Najoles Road. Constellation will build 240 thin film solar panels on the agency's 22,000-square-foot roof and 1,540 crystalline photovoltaic solar cells behind...

2008-09-19 21:00:30

By From staff, wire reports After watching Constellation Energy's stock tumble 60 percent since Monday, famed investor Warren E. Buffett stepped in this morning to buy the Baltimore-based utility for $4.7 billion. The transaction announced shortly after 9 a.m. has Mr. Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. engaging in a cash-and-stock deal to buy Constellation - the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., which provides gas and electricity to most homes in Anne Arundel County. Des...

2008-07-09 15:00:22

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 9--During the summer, specific constellations make prominent appearances in the night sky, and stars of various colors are more visible than at any other time during the year. For Huntsville residents, the summer months also provide a chance to learn more about those stars during special presentations at the Sam Houston State University planetarium. The presentations will include a seasonal film entitled "The Colors of Summer,"...

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2007-08-22 12:00:00

BALTIMORE -- Imagine cruising the heavens from your desktop and seeing all the spectacular images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Exploding stars and faraway galaxies are just a mouse click away through Sky in Google Earth. Sky in Google Earth is produced by Google, the company that hosts the popular Internet search engine, through a partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the science operations center for Hubble. To access the new feature, users will...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Amateur Astronomy -- Amateur astronomy, also called backyard astronomy, is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the night sky (and the day sky too, for sunspots, eclipses, etc.), and the plethora of objects found in it, mainly with portable telescopes and binoculars. Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient objects, such as comets. Such...

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  • 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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