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2012-04-19 11:56:43

The Astrophysical Journal, a leading professional astronomy research publication, will issue a special edition of its Letters volume on April 20 with papers about observations made with NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne telescope. SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter reflecting mirror that conducts astronomy research not possible with ground-based telescopes. By operating in the...

2012-02-19 06:00:00

New site combines interactive forums, information pages for elected officials plus searchable databases for lobbyists, media and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Visiting the Texas State Capitol might seem a daunting experience to someone unaccustomed to navigating the seemingly endless underground extension or the hundreds of similar looking offices in search of their local elected official. Keeping up with who´s who at the Pink Dome can sometimes be a challenge even for the...

2011-04-04 21:09:08

Unique contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering garner award for science museumThe National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the Exploratorium will receive its 2011 Public Service Award for a group for unique contributions to increasing the public understanding of science and engineering.The Exploratorium is a San Francisco-based museum that promotes informal education through webcasts, websites and science-based events, including hundreds of...

2010-11-30 11:52:00

YORK, England, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Superbreak, the UK based short breaks specialist, has announced the addition of the Batman Live World Arena Tour to its events break programme as it secures the 'preferred short break partner' title for the tour. The Yorkshire based tour operator is offering a range of morning, afternoon and evening timed entry tickets to all eight UK venues to ensure avid fans, families and couples alike the chance to experience the tour regardless of their...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

YORK, England, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Superbreak, the short break specialist, has announced the addition of several headline acts to its concerts and events break programme. The company has secured tickets to some of the most popular pop, rock and comedy acts currently touring including Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi and Peter Kay. Recently Superbreak has noticed a surge in demand for its event breaks as its hotel and ticket packages for Take That's Progress Tour went on sale and interest...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Palomar Observatory -- Owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology, a privately endowed educational and research institution located in Pasadena, California, and is used to support the scientific research programs of Caltech's faculty and students. The principal instruments at Palomar are the 200-inch Hale Telescope, the 48-inch Oschin Telescope, the 18-inch Schmidt telescope, and the 60-inch reflecting telescope (operated jointly by Caltech and the Carnegie Institute of...

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Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'