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What’s Your Sign? OR How The Zodiac Came To Be
February 9, 2011 · 3 Comments

On January 13, 2011, Minneapolis Community and Technical College astronomy instructor Parke Kunkle caused a stir by announcing that horoscopes are wrong because the zodiac has shifted. Not only do most people ‘belong’ to the sign immediately before the one they are traditionally assigned to, but there is a 13th ‘sign,’ Ophiuchus. This then, is an […]

How Far are the Stars? (part 1)
November 24, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: jurvetson During a recent planetarium show, I discussed the stars of the Summer Triangle (up all night long in summer, they are still high in the west at dusk in autumn). I mentioned that Deneb, apparently dimmer than the Triangle’s other two stars Vega and Altair, is actually much larger and gives off […]



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