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Dec 18 2009 09:25 AM | PhotonJohn in Astronomical History
was a huge fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus, which was always on WPBT channel 2 the local PBS station and aired from 11:00 to 11:55 pm. Right before going off the air at 11:55 pm, Jack Horkheimer, then known as the Star Hustler would come on and talk about what was visible in the night sky
Oct 21 2009 06:12 AM | Guest in Astronomical History
One of the most vexing problems of the history of astronomy is the fact that, though today Sirius is conspicuously blue-white in color, every Classical writer that says anything at all about the matter describes the star in no uncertain terms as red or ruddy
Jun 25 2009 06:19 AM | Guest in Astronomical History
Science fiction and time exposure telescopic pictures have long provided mass audiences with tantalising but completely false views of the universe