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The Carina Constellation

By Tammy Plotner Welcome back to Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we will be dealing with the “keel of the ship”, the Carina constellation! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy)...

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What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?

By Matt Williams It's always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, robots, silicate implants… and let's not forget the warp drive! Believe it or not, this concept –...

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Adventures With “Copyscope”

By David Dickinson Presenting… Copyscope. Image credit: Dave Dickinson Every telescope has a story to tell, and our discovery of Copyscope sent us on an interesting detective tale. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon...

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What Was the Carrington Event?

By Fraser Cain Isn't modern society great? With all this technology surrounding us in all directions. It's like a cocoon of sweet, fluffy silicon. There are chips in my fitness tracker, my bluetooth headset, mobile phone, car keys and that's just on my body. At all...

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Who was Max Planck?

By Matt Williams Imagine if you will that your name would forever be associated with a groundbreaking scientific theory. Imagine also that your name would even be attached to a series of units, designed to performs measurements for complex equations. Now imagine that...

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Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Has Died

By Nancy Atkinson One of Apollo's finest, astronaut Gene Cernan, has left Earth for the last time. Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, died Monday, January 16, 2017. “Gene Cernan, Apollo astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon, has passed from our sphere,...

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