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May/June 2003Mercury Magazine Contents
Vol. 32 No. 3
May/June 2003

Page Article
13 Year Without a Summer, Willie Soon and Steven Yaskell
A weak solar maximum, a major volcanic eruption, and possibly even the wobbling of the Sun conspired to make the summer of 1816 one of the most miserable ever recorded.
27 Hello? Are You Still There? T. Joseph W. Lazio
SETI programs have picked up tantalizing radio signals. Could some of these signals represent genuine transmissions from ET?

Stellar Flash-Bulb, Robert Naeye
A bizarre star erupts in Monoceros, creating a beautiful bull's-eye in space.

34 Big Clusters, Tiny Galaxies, Deidre A. Hunter, Bruce G. Elmegreen, and Philip Massey
Astronomers struggle to understand why super star clusters form in the tiniest of galaxies.
4 Editorial, Katy Garmany
Greetings from the New President of the ASP

Astronomy Newsflash, Candace Partridge
Middleweights Enter the Ring

6 Armchair Astrophysics, Christopher Wanjek
A Conversation with a Neutrino
7 Research Notebook, Christopher J. Conselice
The Evolving Universe
8 Commentary, David H. Levy
Farewell Pioneer 10
9 Annals of Astronomy, Clifford J. Cunningham
Will Dark Energy Vanish?
10 Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
Progress in Night Sky Protection
11 Focus on Education, Jodi Asbell-Clarke
Visit the Radio Universe
12 Observer's Page, John Shibley
A Walk on the Arp side
23 Sky Map and Sky Talk, Richard Talcott
May Sky Map | June Sky Map | July Sky Map
43 Society Scope
News and information for Society members 
45 Book Review, Jennifer Birriel
The Extravagant Universe
46 Works of Note

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