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“From bar to the stars” (Fargo Forum article)

Originally posted on fmastronomy:
Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club member Jay Bjerke has been actively promoting the joys of stargazing with his sidewalk astronomy nights at Junkyard Brewing Co. in Moorhead,  MN. One of the first nights was April 10, 2015, when…

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Saturn ornament

I just saw this picture online, and now I’m getting ideas for some spacey Christmas ornament crafts. Do you have any favorite spacey ornaments? Please share a pic! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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New Horizons at Pluto!

The countdown reads about 5 hours and 30 minutes until the closest approach to Pluto by the New Horizons space probe. I am excited. In about 19 hours we should be able to see images from that close approach. If … Continue reading

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Diffraction grating pumpkins

From Halloween, our jack-o-lanterns as seen through diffraction grating glasses.

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Astronomommy Update

Hello, everyone. I apologize for not posting new astronomy items for a while. I’ve had a few things going on which have been keeping me busy: I started a new job in grants coordination at a research university, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Planet Plates

I just found these planet plates on Think Geek. I wonder if my astronomonsters would eat all of their food so they could look at the planets, or dump them clear so they could play with them? Anyway, I love … Continue reading

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Partial Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012

There is a partial solar eclipse coming up for some of us on May 20, 2012. It is a partial solar eclipse. For some people it will be an annular eclipse, so the moon passes in front of the sun … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night

If you’re looking for some classic starry art to adorn your astronomonster’s bedroom (as opposed/in addition to science fantasy art), you could always look for a print of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”   It shouldn’t be hard to find one. … Continue reading

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Some Sources About Buying Telescopes

Sky & Telescope just posted an article on Facebook about Choosing Your First Telescope. Universe Today’s post on Telescopes from 2008 also has some great links about telescopes, including another article about First Telescopes. I just thought I’d share these … Continue reading

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Draconids, anyone?

Clouds. And sleepy, fussy kids. Indoors. That was my evening. How about you? I hope someone got some good observing somewhere. Leave a comment about your meteor shower experience, if you had one, or even if you didn’t!

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