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Astronomy Beat is a monthly, on-line column written by “insiders” from the worlds of astronomy research and outreach.
With our compliments, please enjoy the June 2013 issue of Astronomy Beat featuring Nancy Roman, an early pioneer in paving the way for female scientists at NASA. Among other accomplishments, and because of her tireless efforts in support of a space-based observatory, Nancy Roman is often considered the “mother” of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Current issue: November 19, 2013:
The Great Refractor of Lick Observatory: 125 Years
by Graeme Smith (University of California at Santa Cruz)
This year, the Lick Observatory near San Jose, California and its 36-inch refracting telescope celebrate their 125th birthday. Graeme Smith of the University of California Observatories and Lick Observatory offers a brief history of Lick’s remarkable instrument, still one of the largest refractors ever built.
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The Discovery of Pluto
by Clyde Tombaugh
The Discovery of the First Gravitational Lenses
by Ray Weymann
Origins of the Drake Equation
by Frank Drake and Dava Sobel
Stargazing Centaurs: The Astronomy of Harry Potter
by Kristine Larsen
And the Sun Stood Still: Dramatizing Copernicus
by Dava Sobel
How to Catch a Moon or Two of Pluto
by Mark R. Showalter