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2014 Carl Sagan Fellows
2014-04-03 03:00:40

NASA has selected seven scientists as recipients of the 2014 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

2013 Carl Sagan Fellowships Selected By NASA
2013-04-10 05:06:08

NASA has selected five planet hunters to receive the 2013 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Keck Week 2013 Celebrates W.M. Keck Observatory's 20th Anniversary
2012-12-12 09:52:03

This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory’s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing astronomical discoveries from the venerable twin-domes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

A New Set Of Directions For Exoplanet Hunting
2012-11-13 11:07:51

The search for planets around other stars might have gotten a little easier now that a Lowell astronomer and her colleagues have developed a set of directions, per se, to aid others in the hunt for exoplanets.

2012-10-10 16:20:02

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships.

Gemini Observatory Takes Sharpest Ground-Based Images Ever Of Pluto And Charon
2012-09-27 06:55:03

Pluto, the dwarf planet (ex-number-nine), and its larger companion Charon, recently posed for astronomers.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.