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PBS Documentary To Explore The Effects Of Light Pollution
2012-07-05 14:08:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world may start to look a little darker if the Public Broadcasting Service's new campaign has an influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) by airing "The City Dark" - documentary that explores the problems of light pollution. IDA has been working for nearly 25 years to raise awareness about the problems light pollution causes by drowning out the night sky. Many of the issues IDA...

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2011-08-27 05:07:30

  Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Have you ever been hiking or been on a trip and seen an observatory in the distance, then immediately find yourself filled with curiosity as to what exactly takes place up there?  I have, and that curiosity led me to an invitation from Professor Robert Stencel of Denver University to satisfy that childlike intrigue. While hiking up Mt. Evans on a Saturday morning I looked over at the same observatory I have been curious about since I was...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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