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Check out the blogs on Month in Astronomy)(lavender sunsets and moon photographs)
November 1, 2009 ... If you don't read them already, do yourself a favor and go to www. Every week the editors of Astronomy produce a number of posts relating to astronomical news events, meetings, travel, images, book reviews, cool findings,...

Spiral designs.(Beautiful Universe)(Messier 74 galaxy )(Brief article)
November 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If you set out to construct a perfect galaxy, you'd be hard-pressed to design anything better than M74 in the constellation Pisces the Fish. A so-called grand design spiral, this galaxy features prominent and...

Mario Livio.(OUR TURN)(Interview)
November 1, 2009 ... Mario Livio Senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore and author of Is God a Mathematician? (Simon & Schuster, 2009). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What inspired you to start writing books for...

How did you get interested in super star clusters?(Astro influences)(Personal account)(Brief article)
November 1, 2009 ... I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time with the right advisor. In my first year of graduate school in astrophysics, I didn't know much about the cuttingedge research being done with super star clusters or the main...

A day in the life of ... Chuck Steidel.(Brief article)
November 1, 2009 ... Chuck Steidel Astronomy professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A night observing at the W. M. Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii 1 p.m. Gather in the Remote Operations Room at Keck headquarters in ...