Category Archives: Science

Family Day at National Air and Space Musuem

Explore the Universe Saturday, April 04 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Throughout the National Mall building Admission: Free Learn about the universe by participating in an array of family friendly hands-on activities, listen to the cosmic sounds of The Chromatics … Continue reading

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Lunar Education Posters

Luanr and Planetary Institute Education and Public Outreach Home Page has three educational posters avalible about the Moon, Lunar science and resources for future Development. These posters are designed for 6th to 9th grade students, but can be down loaded … Continue reading

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Ada Byron Love Lace, born “Ada Byron, the only legitimate child of Lord Byron, was born in December of 1815, and one month later her mother in a bitter and celebrated separation, left the “mad and bad” Byron and took … Continue reading

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U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington DC to Host Open House

U.S. Naval Observatory to Host Open House, 2009 April 4 As Part of IYA 2009 “100 Hours of Astronomy” Program In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of the telescope, the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO have … Continue reading

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Galileo Not The First To View And Map The Moon With Telescope

‘English Galileo’ maps on display Thomas Harriot was the first man to view the Moon through a telescope.  Papers at the West Sussex Record Office show that Harriot drew images of the Moon several months earlier than Galileo.

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Kepler – The Hunt Earth-Like Worlds

The Kepler Spacecraft will use the the laws of planetary motion discovered by the 17th century German scientist Johannes Kepler to find planets around distant stars. Kepler Spacecraft Blasts Off to Hunt Earth-Like Worlds Interview: David Koch – Kepler Deputy … Continue reading

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Global Warming Debate Heating Up

Harrison Schmitt doesn’t believe that humans are causing global warming. “I don’t think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect,” said Schmitt. Former astronaut speaks out on global warming Imagine There’s No Global Warming   On the … Continue reading

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Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP)

Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP), based at NASA Ames Research Center, has undertaken the task of translating the original analog data from 1,500 tapes taken from the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft into digital … Continue reading

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The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research

The Barringer Crater Company has established a special fund to support field work by eligible students interested in the study of impact cratering processes. The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research will provide a small number (3 to 5) … Continue reading

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Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite Impact Observation Teams Chosen

 Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in spring 2009.  Th  spacecraft will collide with the Moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the Moon’s poles in hopes of finding evidence of … Continue reading

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