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Autumn Arrives and Adventures in Astronomical Observing

Autumn arrived mid-week here in the Heart of America, but you wouldn’t have known it by looking at the weather forecast:  Mid 90s and moderately high humidity.  Also with the change of the seasons, I retired my FitBit Charge (or … Continue reading

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Full Moon Merry Christmas

Tomorrow, just after six o’clock in the morning and just as the sun is rising, we’ll experience the first full moon to occur on Christmas Day since 1977.  I wasn’t even in high school yet in 1977 (although my husband … Continue reading

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Year 51 Day 1

Yep. It’ my birthday. I have a busy weekend planned and took Monday off to recover. *** Today (Friday) I’m off over lunch to my First Friday book club at the Westport Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  This … Continue reading

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The Sky this Week: June 26–July 5, 2015 | Astronomy.com

http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2015/06/june-26july-5-2015 Look west for the next few evenings after sunset to catch Venus and Jupiter passing very near to each other. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Ceres Keeps Her Mystery

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
NASA Image NASA has released the most detailed photographs yet of the mysterious spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, and they are … mysterious. Some years ago (2008) I wrote a science…

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Article: Hubble shows Jupiter’s triple solar eclipse

Hubble shows Jupiter’s triple solar eclipse http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/06/tech/hubble-jupiter-three-moons/ It was cloudy here in Kansas when this occurred. Thank Goodness Hubble never needs to worry about the weather. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, … Continue reading

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Look Up KC – See Comet Lovejoy This Friday Evening

Reposted from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City‘s Powell Observatory web page: Powell Observatory will be open to the public for viewing of Comet Lovejoy from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  Naked eye, binocular and telescopic … Continue reading

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