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For Faherty, Backyards Worlds is more than a fun astronomy project.
The Aug. 21 eclipse helped shine a light on a local West Side astronomy group.
John Hancock, then speaker of the House in the Massachusetts legislature, came to Williams’ aid, recalls Barbara Ryden, an astronomy professor at Ohio State University.
The exhibition, curated by Nowlin, Williams College astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff, New York Historical Society curator Roberta J.M. Olson and Lick Observatory Historical Collections director Anthony Misch, runs through Sept. 10.
Hospitality entrepreneurs along the eclipse path have planned for exactly that, too, with a range of events—and even camping trips—for the fair-weather astronomy buff who is willing to spend.
Since the Perseids are one of the brightest and most active meteor showers of the year, astronomy enthusiasts flocked to the countryside to take in the spectacular show and captured some beautiful images along the way.
These are pretty common and consistent observations, said Angela Speck, director of astronomy at the University of Missouri.
An energetic, enthusiastic figure who expected her students to learn in unusual ways, Mrs. Angelini regularly arranged for college professors to come to her classroom to talk about such diverse topics as astronomy and biology.
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Origin and Etymology of astronomy
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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