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Arsenica

by Pattie

May 29, 2013 | 0 comments

Thinking of the future.

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A curious mind

by Jesse Bishop

May 20, 2013 | 1 comments

Hello, my name is Jesse, but I prefer to be called James, a nick-name given to me by a coworker a few years ago. I'm 22 years old, and I live in a small town in Wyoming, where I feel very cut off from the rest of society. I've lived here my whole life, I've never even seen much of the world outside the Equality State. I am also not very educated, at least not in the American sense. I have never attended college. I started working right out of high school, but despite my background, I have always wanted ... more »

Star Wars made a geek out of me.

by Wes A.

May 20, 2013 | 0 comments

As a kid, my parents were very adamant that I should read and not rot my precious meat computer in front of the TV watching music videos and playing video games. As a gift to help encourage that, my parents gave me paperback copy of the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope. I've dreamed of piloting a space craft, meeting alien races, exploring the secrets of the space, and traveling the Universe ever since.

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How many satellites have we put in orbit?

by Silvio Casagrande

May 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Good Day! A couple of days ago I gave a presentation to remember Yuri Gagarin's first manned Space Flight a the school of my kids. In the presentation for the 7 to 11 years old I received a lot of interesting questions (my toughest audience ever ;-) and one I'm not able to answer or know how to find a response. I found this: http://www.universetoday.com/42198/how-many-satellites-in-space/ and keep this one in My Favourite Links: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2012/09281400-whats-up-october-2012.html But is there any good number? Rockets launched that the payload reached orbit? Satellites outside Earth orbit? Military versus Scientific versus Commercial? Manned versus unmanned? Thanks ... more »

Six decades of observing

by Thomas P. Busemeyer

May 20, 2013 | 1 comments

At age 18 in 1950 I purchased my first telescope--a 4" aperature Edmund Scientific reflector. What absolute joy it brought to my eyes!

Some years later I viewed beautiful Saturn through a star party member's 8 inch homemade reflector. I was struck enlightened (if not dumb). I later purchased a Goto Mfg. Co. 60 mm refractor ---a true jewel which set me to start a log book of observed items which I still keep up using my Meade ETX 125 in my home built 8'-0" diameter domed observatory.

Having gotten a BS in architecture at the University of Cincinnati (1958) my senior ... more »

Hi, I'm Ryan

by Ryan Barton

April 1, 2013 | 0 comments

I just F***ing love science.

That's all :)

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My Hope for A Brighter Future-by Allen C.

by Allen C.

April 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Hello I am Allen and since I was 7 years old I have always been facinated by space exploration and all the possibilities, at the time I started watching Star Trek The Next Generation and I was hooked. My father beeing a man of science taught me alot about space and the chances of life on other planets. I am 28 and still a Star Trek fan. I believe that a future where we may work together with beeings from other worlds to explore the mysteries of the universe is a great and wonderous opportunity one to great to pass. ... more »

THE ACID TEST OF FINAL FAREWELLS

by Roger Peter Elsinger

March 18, 2013 | 0 comments

gramparaja's Blog The acid test of final farewells March 10, 2013 15 years ago I missed a turn and drove off a 30 foot cliff knowing absolutely that I would not survive when it was over. I had often wondered through the years what I would say or do when facing certain death and I found out at that time. My wife was riding with me and as we went airborne I heard myself say "oh, sweetheart"... In that short moment airborne... And utter complete mental silence. 8 feet of snow saved our lives a second later. A week ago ... more »

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 »

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