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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan  Super telescope’s giant camera spies broccoli                               How do you test the new sensor for the world’s largest digital camera? You … Continue reading

Posted in October 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Sky Welcome to the age of the satellite megaconstellation. Within the next few years, vast networks, containing hundreds or even thousands of spacecraft, could reshape the … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Beyond the Milky Way, a Galactic Wall Astronomers have discovered a vast assemblage of galaxies hidden behind our own, in the “zone of avoidance.” The South Pole Wall, as it is known, consists of … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil Kennedy Space Center- A SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth’s orbit from … Continue reading

Posted in June 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Time

by David J. Kaplan Time is more ancient than the stars. It births evolution, yet limits life. Time stops not for an unwound clock.

Posted in May 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Stars shimmering In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

Posted in May 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rekindling My Love of Astronomy

by David J. Kaplan I was born in the South Bronx. My parents each had two jobs, so we as kids were pretty much on our own. Saturday mornings my mother gave me fifty cents, pinned a label inside my … Continue reading

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