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The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

This project, created by Mitchell Barrick, includes the 88 IAU recognized constellations, what they represent, where and when you can see them, and we've even visually identified their brightest stars.

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Dark Sky/Light Pollution Map

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Regarding light pollution, Nevada is exceptional for its dark skies. This light pollution mapping application displays VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas over Microsoft Bing base layers. 

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Star Parties & Events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

There are several good lists for Star Parties and other astronomical events. Some are kept up-to-date more than others. Check out these lists.

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Our Amazing Universe

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Incredible images gathered from many astronomy sites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, the European Southern Observatory, NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope, and more.

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Fleischmann Planetarium

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The emphasis is on education for enthusiasts of all ages, providing educational shows, presentations and scientific exhibits that correlate with K-12 Next-Generation Science Standards.

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History of the ASN

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Eighty-five years ago, in December, 1934, The ASN was founded by a physics professor at the University of Nevada named Dr. G. Bruce Blair.  Professor Blair was very interested in comets, but his true passion was bringing astronomy to the masses. 

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Astronomers in History

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Submitted by Robbin Scholl

The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society has collected biographies of ancient and Renaissance astronomers.

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Telescopes

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Using information gathered from Wikipedia, the SVAS details the differences between reflecting, refracting, and catadioptric telescopes.

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Starchild for Young Astronomers

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Danne Polk
Submitted by Danne Polk

 Young astronomers ages 5-13 will have fun learning about the solar system, the Milky Way, the Universe, words that astronomers use, and all sorts of "space stuff."  

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Imagine the Universe

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Imagine the Universe from NASA is intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe. The site includes Afterschool Universe

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