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    August issue of Astronomy magazine arrived today. Looks to be an extremely interesting issue. Several articles on the moon (and going bakck), an article on the possibility of sending humas to Mars, and an article on Charles Messier (all this plus all the usual features we have all come to know and love). If any of these turn out to be particularly noteworthy I will be sure to post. Of course I still haven't finished July's issue yet (not to mention I'm two issues behind on Baseball Digest, and three issues behind on SI - New SI showed up today as well with Twins Incredibly Awesome Catcher Joe Mauer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerwindows1985 View Post
    Twins Incredibly Awesome Catcher Joe Mauer).
    My son was telling me about this guy a week back while while the 'Stros were playing the Twinkies.

    Heading out tomorrow for a trip to Houston (white zone for sure) and will catch a game against the Tigers (my hometown team; I cant root for them aloud my wife says ). I am still try to get used to all of this inter-league stuff.
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    Going a bit off topic hear, but I was really hoping to get to the June 20 game against Houston. On June 20th 1982 (this was the first year of the Metrodome - the Eye Sore of the American League) my Dad took me to my first Twins game. This being the last year of the Metrodome (praise Jesus; can I get an Amen?) I was hoping to go to a game on the same date as the first I went to. But alas, I was unable to make it to the Cities that weekend. I digress once again.
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    Finally finished the August issue of Astronomy Magazine. This is one of the best issues yet (and this is a magazine whose routine issues are excellent). Three excellent articles on current and future lunar missions. An article on future Mars missions. The article on myths concerning Charles Messier was fantastic. In addition to this there is an article on Double Stars (the Observing Basics article), a review of the Orion XX12, and an article on Moonbows. Definitely one of the best issues yet.
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