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astronomy

Record Breaking Super Moon

book cover image: the moon and how to observe it

While I generally blog about books that we have in the collection or an upcoming program I had to change tactics because we have the chance to see a record-breaking supermoon - the biggest in nearly 70 years.

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower

The 2012 Geminid meteor shower is fast approaching and will peak on the 13/14 and will probably still be going strong on the 14/15. 

The Search for a Sister Earth

When you look up at the sky do you ever wonder if there is a planet like Earth somewhere else in our Galaxy or even in another galaxy? If there is how would we know?  How would we find it? How could we tell if it was habitable?  For answers to these and many other questions about this fascinating new frontier join Dr. Sasselov an astronomer who studies, among other things, extrasolar planets. Dr.