Topic: Astronomy

Four Planets Huddle Up Before Dawn Next Week

May 5, 2011

Four of the five planets visible to the unaided eye huddle quite close together in the pre-dawn sky next week, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Visit McDonald Observatory's Open House Saturday, April 9

March 22, 2011

An open house at McDonald Observatory on Saturday, April 9 will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and includes tours of large research telescopes, science talks, a star party and other telescope viewings.

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FASTRAC satellites survive orbit

Feb. 24, 2011
FASTRAC satellites survive orbit

View an animation of the two satellites constructed by engineering students, and read about the satellites' progress since they were launched into space.

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Ransom Center Receives $10,000 Grant To Catalog Collection of Science Materials

Jan. 20, 2011

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $10,000 grant from the Friends of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics to rehouse and rearrange its holdings of the Herschel family papers and to create an online finding aid.

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Texas Astronomers "Weigh" Heaviest Known Black Hole in our Cosmic Neighborhood

Jan. 12, 2011

Astronomers led by Karl Gebhardt of The University of Texas at Austin have measured the most massive known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood by combining data from a giant telescope in Hawai'i and a smaller telescope in Texas.

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