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Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

April 7, 2014 | 7:00 am

Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

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If the weather cooperates, the Bay Area sky show will be visible late the night of April 14. Read more …

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This Week’s Cosmic Inflation Discovery: Five Big Questions Answered

March 22, 2014 | 12:57 pm

This Week’s Cosmic Inflation Discovery: Five Big Questions Answered

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Some answers for anyone who’s thinking, ‘What does all this Big Bang news mean?’ Read more. …

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June 6, 2012 | 8:16 am

Transit of Venus Webcast Replay and Photos

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Thousands of people throughout the Bay Area watched Venus pass in front of the sun for the last time this century. More than 2,500 people gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center Tuesday night for the transit of Venus. That’s five times the center’s average attendance, said Visitor Services Manager Samuel Aguayo. “It’s a […]

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Where, When and How to Watch the Transit of Venus — Last Chance For 105 Years

June 1, 2012 | 3:59 pm

Where, When and How to Watch the Transit of Venus — Last Chance For 105 Years

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If you can take a moment to look at the sky with an eclipse viewer or break out that pinhole projector, you can join a very exclusive astronomical club. On Tuesday, June 5, in most of California, you can watch the planet Venus slowly pass in front of the sun from 3:04 p.m. to 9:46 […]

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When, Where and How to Watch Sunday’s Solar Eclipse in Northern California; Watch Live Online

May 17, 2012 | 12:41 pm

When, Where and How to Watch Sunday’s Solar Eclipse in Northern California; Watch Live Online

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Update Sunday May 20: Click here to watch the solar eclipse live online. The astronomical orbits of several celestial bodies will coincide in some spectacular ways over the next few weeks in Northern California. First up this Sunday is the annular solar eclipse. But tempting though it may be, do not look at the sun […]

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Cosmic Explosions Show the Way to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe

May 25, 2011 | 4:28 pm

Cosmic Explosions Show the Way to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe

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Put on your Spock ears, star gazers. An explosion in what may be one of the oldest galaxies in the universe is making headlines today. Back in 2009, NASA’s Swift Satellite captured a gamma-ray burst an estimated 13.14 billion light years away. That’s much farther than any previously known galaxy, quasar, or other celestial object. […]

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March 18, 2011 | 3:39 pm

Super Moon Photos

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Update Mar 21: Some spectacular Super Moon photos on Flickr. Earlier post An unusually large looking “super moon” will rise Saturday evening, the biggest in 18 years. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the moon’s orbit. This Saturday the moon will be closer to the earth than at any time […]

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Lunar Eclipse Video and Photos

December 21, 2010 | 11:21 am

Lunar Eclipse Video and Photos

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WATCH THE JUNE 15 LUNAR ECLIPSE HERE Previous post Night of the Eclipse is now over, and apparently, despite the weather, it did not disappoint. The event marked the first time that a lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice since 1638. If you missed it, KTVU TV has some very nice raw video up […]

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