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I aspire to develop awareness and share first class information with others interested in exploring the field of amateur astronomy.
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Bruce Betts' Free Online Intro To Astronomy Course - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

Bruce Betts' Free Online Intro To Astronomy Course - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it

"The Planetary Society's Director of Projects, Dr. Bruce Betts will introduce you to the wonders of astronomy - for free..."

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Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard

Astro Bob | Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it

"Explore the universe from yocto to yottameters. Two years ago Cary and Michael Huang released their wonderful “The Scale of the Universe” flash video that took viewers on an interactive tour of the known world..."

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50 million years ago, this boulder rolled across the moon's surface

50 million years ago, this boulder rolled across the moon's surface | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
The moon doesn't get a lot of action. Unless humans come along to muck things up, the lunar surface remains pretty much as it has been for hundreds of millions of years.
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Jupiter-Bound Space Probe Captures Earth And Moon - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jupiter-Bound Space Probe Captures Earth And Moon - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
On its way to the biggest planet in the solar system -- Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft took time to capture its home planet and its natural satellite -- the moon.
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Julian StarFest 2012

Julian StarFest 2012 | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Welcome to Julian StarFest, an amateur astronomer's event in the historic mountain mining town of Julian California (To see the stellar wonders requires one's eyes to be fully darkadapted.)...
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USPS: Honor New Horizons and the Exploration of Pluto with a USPS Stamp

USPS: Honor New Horizons and the Exploration of Pluto with a USPS Stamp | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
The nation has an opportunity to honor a truly exemplary accomplishment of humankind in general, and the U.S. space program in particular, with a new...
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Iberian Peninsula | Flickr : partage de photos !

Iberian Peninsula | Flickr : partage de photos ! | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
ISS030-E-060478 (30 Jan. 2012) --- The city lights of Madrid (just right of center) stand out in this photograph from the International Space Station.
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On the Hunt for Black Holes : Discovery News

On the Hunt for Black Holes : Discovery News | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
By aiming a new telescope at the highest-energy X-ray light, astronomers hope to see where black holes are hiding.
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A Galaxy Full of Alien Planets (Infographic)

A Galaxy Full of Alien Planets (Infographic) | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
The latest data shows that our Milky Way galaxy is chock full of billions of planets, at least one for every star.
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Uranus February 11 2012 Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day - Astronomy.FM

Uranus February 11 2012 Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day - Astronomy.FM | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Uranus http://t.co/jviXg7Tg...
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NASA Earth Observatory : Home

NASA Earth Observatory : Home | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
site da nasa http://t.co/HUEFbmuS...
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Mac App Store - The Night Sky

Mac App Store - The Night Sky | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it

"Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about The Night Sky on the Mac App Store. Download The Night Sky and enjoy it on your Mac."

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Twisst - ISS alerts through Twitter | Twisst

Twisst - ISS alerts through Twitter | Twisst | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
RT @twisst8: @Kike_Gavilan ISS will cross your sky twice tonight! One is extremely bright: 19:37 in Southwest.
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Nasa's Kepler telescope discovers 11 new planetary systems - Telegraph

Nasa's Kepler telescope discovers 11 new planetary systems - Telegraph | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Nasa's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary
systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent
star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday.
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The Astronomer’s Den

The Astronomer’s Den | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
It's Cold outside.  Really cold.  3 Centimetres of ice on the pond cold.

The sky though, is stunning.

Really Stunning.

I knew it would be.  The winter Sun had watched me at work all da... (RT @Astro_Den: Too cold for astronomy?
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Commercial against light pollution

Commercial against light pollution.Elaborated by IAC (Light pollution "33 sec"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGU5v3QBVWw&feature=youtube_gdata_player...)...
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CelestronImages.com - astrophotography with optics from Celestron Telescopes.

CelestronImages.com - astrophotography with optics from Celestron Telescopes. | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
CelestronImages.com is a thriving online community dedicated to the hobby of astrophotography with Celestron Telescopes and Optics.
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Comet's Death Dive Into Sun Seen in Detail for 1st Time

Comet's Death Dive Into Sun Seen in Detail for 1st Time | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
A comet has been spotted disintegrating in the atmosphere of the sun for the first time. (Comet's Death Dive Into Sun Seen in Detail for 1st Time - Yahoo!
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The Spectacular Aurora Borealis on Jupiter (Photo Gallery)

The Spectacular Aurora Borealis on Jupiter (Photo Gallery) | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
New images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope shows the aurora borealis from the south pole of Jupiter and allow scientists to study in detail of this cosmic phenomenon similar to the Earth. (Ook cool!
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A new world in the Gazetteer: Vesta « ICA Commission on Planetary ...

A new world in the Gazetteer: Vesta « ICA Commission on Planetary ... | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it

The Dawn team proposed to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to use the names of vestal virgins and famous Roman women as names for the craters and to use names of places and festivals associated with vestal virgins for other feature names. This proposal was accepted by the IAU (Roatsch et al. 2012). Individual names were also proposed by Dawn Team members (Blue 2012).

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StarStaX - www.starstax.net

StarStaX - www.starstax.net | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Downloading StarStaX http://t.co/tVhnR3en Cross-platform freeware for astrophotography that might help me record some star-trails.
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CHEAP! Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium | Buy & Reviews Blog

CHEAP! Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium | Buy & Reviews Blog | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
CHEAP!Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium http://t.co/LDW8D7mq...
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Schiff pledges NASA budget support

Schiff pledges NASA budget support | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon.
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Night Sky News: Chance to Spot a Green Giant

Night Sky News: Chance to Spot a Green Giant | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Thanks to a close encounter with Venus , skywatchers the next few nights get a chance to easily glimpse the 7th planet from the Sun – the green giant Uranus.
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February 8th: Astronomy Word of the Week : Aberration

February 8th: Astronomy Word of the Week : Aberration | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
An astronomy podcast every day, all year (^jR Astronomy Word of the Week : Aberration http://t.co/NKh3gHiQ...)...
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