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Astro Night

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Abstract:  Most of the news about exoplanets this past year has revolved around the discovery of “Earth-sized” planets in the “habitable zone” of "red dwarf" stars. This is partly due to the fact that such planets are more easily found, partly because most stars are red dwarfs (cooler and smaller than the Sun), and partly because smaller stars …

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Astro Night

Thu, May 4, 2017

Abstract This May the Fourth, we recognize that the best use of Astronomy is to answers questions about STAR WARS. Questions like: What are your odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field? What's the wattage of a planet-destroying laser? Why do you need hyperspace to escape the clutches of the Empire? Where's the best place in the galaxy to recreate Luke's famous twin …

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