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My Story

by Heath

February 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Unfortunately I came to understand the importance of science a little late in life. But it's never too late to make a difference. I've realized that science really is "the poetry of reality". I grew up in a small town where it seemed that 99.9 percent of the population was catholic. I used to believe in the teachings of the religion but always questioned them. I used to think that "god" could hear my thoughts so when I would question "god", by coincidence and chance I would encounter an event that made it seem like a punishment or message directed ... more »

Science, my life

by Michael Grella

February 27, 2013 | 0 comments

My name is Michael, I've always been amazed by science for as long as I can remember. I was always interested and telling my mother random facts. I was born in Germany and moved to the United States when I was 9 years old in the 3rd grade. There I learned English, but that wasn't the best part, it was the first time I heard about the solar system and planets, I've seen plenty of outer-space pictures and cartoons with planets and watched cartoons with space as well. But in 3rd grade is when I really learned about our Solar ... more »

What space means to me

by James Gan

February 27, 2013 | 1 comments

What space means to me

I'm a kid who loves science, science is the only subject I pay attention, particularly Astronomy and the prospect of finding life on other planets or moons. I'm not the only one in my class that shares the same intrest, I don't recon there's a person in my year level, possibly the school who doesn't like learning about other planets) mainly because there are so many pictures and we just watch videos so we don't need to listen to our teachers)

However

We all love and know about NASA but thats the only space agency we know about ... more »

Neil and I

by Seamus

January 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Dr. Tyson was in Chapel Hill for the NC science festival and we got to talk to him. He was so cool.

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My Story

by Michael Gardner

January 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Like many others, my curiosity about nature, and astronomy specifically, came about from encouragement from a teacher. When my fifth grade teacher told us to come to the front table of our class room, one row of students at a time, and select a book to read when we had spare time, I happened to select a book on astronomy. I had picked the book up but replace it. My good friend Aurelio Garcia, reached out for it. Quickly thinking that this must be a good book, I grabbed it back. The book, as you probably guessed, was on astronomy. ... more »

Curiosity Landing

by P. Jon Beveridge

November 26, 2012 | 1 comments

I was on the edge of my seat at 3.30 pm 6th August in N.S.W. Australia and when the notification was made that it had landed, I was jumping around like those in the control room, also knowing that what we were watching was being transmitted around the world from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Canberra. It was deja vue. When I was in the Military I watched the Moon landing again been transmitted from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Parkes.

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Started in Astronomy

by Thomas Wm. Hamilton

November 7, 2012 | 0 comments

World War 2 was still raging, and I was just five years old. Venus shone brightly in an evening sky. My uncle was watching me that evening, and when I asked what the bright thing in the sky was he recited "Twinkle twinkle". This intrigued me enough to decide to follow up, and I made the adults read astronomy books to me until I could read them myself. I hung out at the Hayden Planetarium, took astronomy in college, and in fact was taking intro astronomy when Sputnik 1 went up. My extracurricular activity was in the college radio station. ... more »

My Love of the Cosmos

by Philip A Cruden

November 7, 2012 | 1 comments

Hello all,

I am happy to be a member of this important society.

In my professional life I am an Art Director and Production Designer in the Animation Feature Film and Television Industries. I have worked on many feature films including Anastasia, Titan AE, Ice Age, and Barnyard to name a few. In TV I have worked on hit shows like The Simpson’s, The Critic, The Pink Panther, Planet Sheen, Back at the Barnyard and a host of others.

My passion for the Cosmos started way back when I was a young boy with the first landing on the moon. It was somewhat ... more »

The Crack of Dawn

by Patrick McDonald

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Where I was when Curiosity Landed

At a little after 6AM in the city of Sheffield in the UK, I dragged myself to the living room, pausing briefly to admire Venus, and got my cousin's complicated satellite tv started. I guess it was late night in California. The waiting time was a bit tense, but the sight of the first image, proof that the landing was successful made it all worthwhile.

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Semantic Space

by Richard Kaderli

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Sky hook and space industry could generate resources that would revolutionize society. Skike (Sky Bike) could then be possible and we could move away from combustion engines and re-green the Earth. The way to get people out of cars is to give them human-powered flight. Thinking outside the box means solar power as well and using Lunar resources we could create power that would dwarf hydro-electric and coal.

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