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11402 160620  Tycho's Supernova Remnant Expands  a video  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  June 1, 2016

11254 160510  Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds   "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  May 10, 2016

11253 160510  "Cool video!"  A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO   "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  May 11, 2016  
11248 160509  Mercury completes journey across Sun - BBC News
11237 160506  Mercury is about to pass in front of the sun, and it should be incredible to watch - The Washington Post
Mercury Enters Spotlight on May 9 - NASA

11249 160509  Contemplating the Sun   "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  May 1, 2016

11148 160413  Lapland Northern Lights Finland   "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  April 8, 2016

10981 160311  Lunar Shadow Transit    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  March 11, 2016
10980 160311  Moons and Jupiter    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  March 3, 2016  (Up-Close)

10891 160220  Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  February 17, 2016


10890 160220  A Heart Shaped Lenticular Cloud    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day  |  Clouds

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February 19, 1473     Happy birthday Nicolaus Copernicus! 
Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution - Past is Present (2011) - YouTube
Top 10 Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes - BrainyQuote
Nicolaus Copernicus - Wikipedia  19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543, a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) ... is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution...
Copernicus was born and died in
Royal Prussia, a region that had been a part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. He was a polyglot and polymath who obtained a doctorate in canon law and also practiced as a physician, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat, and economist....
Heliocentrism - Wikipedia
Aristarchus of Samos - Wikipedia
Geocentric model - Wikipedia

10876 160217  When is the next leap year? - EarthSky   

2016, 2020, 2024, ...

10870 160215     February 15, 1564   
Happy birthday Galileo Galilei! 
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei - in a nutshell - YouTube

Galileo Galilei - Wikipedia 
February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642, an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science"...

10848 160211  Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves - " ...  When two black holes collided some 1.3 billion years ago, the joining of those two great masses sent forth a wobble that hurtled through space and arrived at Earth on September 14, 2015  ...  "  02/11/2016

Video: The hunt is on for gravitational waves  12/21/2015
Six things you need to know about gravitational waves  Deutsche Welle, 02/11/2016
with a video

10826 160204  MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 31, 2016

10800 160131 
Live News Stream | ABC Live Streaming Video - ABC News - Live Look at the Northern Lights Over Churchill, Manitoba -
Astronomy  |  Canada          

10748 160122  Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto | Science AAAS
Evidence grows for giant planet on fringes of Solar System | Nature News & Comment -
Planets beyond Neptune - Wikipedia

10889 160220  Exploring the Night Sky | What’s up in Tonight’s Sky

Five planets align: how to see this spectacular celestial show - Telegraph
Stargazing @ Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Feb. 20, 2016  "Early this morning, around 6 a.m., we saw four planets, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. We weren't able to see Mercury."
Nature Notes: Two deer, Crows, a small Hawk
10825 160204  A Five Planet Dawn    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 30, 2016  
10735 160119  Get Up Early, See Five Planets at Once! - Sky & Telescope
Five planets to align in early morning sky - CBS News  Jan. 20 - Feb. 20, 45 minutes before sunrise 

10705 160113  A Starry Night of Iceland    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 3, 2016

10704 160113  A Colorful Solar Corona over the Himalayas    "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  January 11, 2016

10690 160110   
December 27, 1571    Happy birthday Johannes Kepler!
Kepler: Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler Biography - YouTube
Johannes Kepler - Wikipedia  December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630, a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation...

Kepler Telescope Documentary - Life After Earth - World History - YouTube
Kepler (spacecraft) - Wikipedia  

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