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6 article(s) for August 2016

  • September Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahea…
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  • 50 Years ago, on August 23, 1966, Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the first photo of Earth as seen from lunar orbit when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid…
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  • By Chip Colwell, PhD   In 2012, Elisa Sobo, an anthropologist at San Diego State University, began a study about vaccination at a Waldorf private school in southern California. Her in-depth research found that at the time of enrollment many parents were not familiar with the views about vacci…
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  • This sky map shows the radiant of the Perseid meteor shower from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky during the meteor display's peak on Aug. 12 and 13, 2015. The Perseids appear to radiate out from a point on the border of constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia.  Credit: Sky & Te…
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  • The Museum’s Health Sciences Department is partnering with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to publish a monthly series on the Museum blog called “Know Health”. The articles focus on current health topics selected by CU’s medical and graduate students in order to provide both Engli…
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  • August Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead a…
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