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Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when

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World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope – www.worldwidetelescope.org.  According to the user guide:  “The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide

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