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Help AWB and Learn the Sky with Sky Safari

By on April 22, 2012 in

Some companies don’t just make good products, they also give back to the community. Southern Stars, the company behind Sky Safari planetarium software and the Sky Wire telescope controller for iPhones is one of those companies. During the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, they donated a portion of every Sky Safari sale to IYA2009. In […]

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Million Crater Challenge

By on April 20, 2012 in

This is Global Astronomy Month (GAM)! Here at CosmoQuest, we are partnering with the wonderful folks over at Astronomers Without Borders to define ways to challenge you to get involved. Right now, a lot of us might be teased as Moon Mapping Lunatics, and in coming up with a way to engage in you and everyone […]

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Yuri’s Night in Edwardsville – Who Needs Dark (or Clear) Skies?

By on April 14, 2012 in

Astronomers are a determined bunch—especially the amateurs. In pursuit of dark, starry skies–and possibly the best view ever of the Whirlpool Galaxy–they drive for miles to escape city lights. They endure cold, hunger, and the occasional wild animal as they try to bag another deep sky object. Fervently hoping and praying that the clouds or […]

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Zooming in on Apollo 14

By on April 11, 2012 in

On Monday, I posted about the new Apollo 12 and 14 images that will be going up shortly on the MoonMappers site. In the post, I talked a bit about image resolution, and how in August of last year, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter craft dipped down to a 25-km-high orbit and photographed the Apollo sites […]

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Annotated Apollo 15 Landing Site

New Images Coming Soon for MoonMappers

By on April 9, 2012 in

We’re working on more publicity and planning on more traffic in the next month or so for Moon Mappers, and that means we may not have enough images in the queue. So, I’ve been going through after talking with the other science co-lead and downloading and processing new images to have you look at. First […]

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