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Return to the Moon

The last time man walked on the moon I wasn’t alive. Hopefully I won’t be able to say that for too much longer. Several different nations are gearing up to make manned assaults on the surface of the Moon. Before the people, there is a wave of explorer bots. (The good kind, not the bad […]

Giving AAS a Face

There is an excellant collection of photos from the conference (including one of yours truly) over at the 808scenezine.com that were taken by Katie Whitman. I’m still running around a bit madly, but I’ll be adding pictures to things. For now, get your photo fix here.

Dorrit Hoffleit, 1907-2007

She turned 100 on March 12 and passed away after a breif illness on April 9. She was sharp and witty and active all the way to the end. Many people have written about her, but I think her personal words describe her the best: “I do it because I like it. … . [Astronomy], […]