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Sky & Telescope's Weekly Bulletin - August 1, 2008
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News
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Titan Makes a Splash
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July 31, 2008 | It's not covered by a global ocean, as theorists once
thought. But Saturn's big moon does sport pools of liquid ethane big
enough to float anyone's boat.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/commu.../26152854.html

NASA Turns 50: Take a Photo!
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July 29, 2008 | The U.S. space agency was founded 50 years ago today.
You can celebrate by finding your favorite NASA photograph.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/commu.../26029659.html

An Electrifying Whodunit
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July 28, 2008 | Thanks to a quintet of identical spacecraft, space
physicists have settled a decades-old debate over what triggers
violent electromagnetic substorms inside Earth's magnetosphere.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/commu.../26013239.html


Observing
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Solar Eclipse Reports and Pix
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August 1, 2008 | From near the North Pole to Siberia and China,
thousands of travelers watched the August 1st total eclipse of the
Sun. Meanwhile, mllions more across Europe and Asia made the most of
their partial eclipse.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/26176349.html

August's Partial Lunar Eclipse
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July 16, 2008 | On August 16th, the Moon dives deeply into Earth's
shadow — but no one in North America gets to see it!
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser.../25523074.html

All Hail, King Jupiter!
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July 22, 2008 | The King of Planets has made a dramatic entrance into
the early evening sky. Don't miss your chance to see it while it's big
and bright!
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/commu.../25508949.html


This Week's Sky at a Glance
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August 1, 2008 | Mars, Saturn, and Venus glow in the west after
sunset, with the thin crescent Moon passing them early this week.
After nightfall, Jupiter shines high, bright, and obvious —
crossing due south right when Vega crosses overhead.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/letsg.../26151864.html


SkyTour Podcast
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Tour August's Sky by Eye and Ear!
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July 29, 2008 | Download this month's podcast to take a guided tour
of evening sky sights — and learn what the Moon has in common
with a Ping-Pong ball! Host: S&T's Kelly Beatty.
Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser.../26031779.html


Charles Wood's personal perspective on observing the Moon
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Discover constellation patterns with Ken Hewitt-White
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Take your binoculars stargazing!
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Binocular Highlights by Gary Seronik
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