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The Varieties of Scientific Experience

    The Varieties of Scientific Experience  by Carl Sagan Published posthumously in 2006, this book is based on Sagan’s 1985 Gifford Lectures, a prestigious series of talks delivered annually in Scotland since 1888. The speakers are pre-eminent in their fields. … Continue reading

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A GALAXY GARDEN ON MARS?

A recent news item in the New York Times caught my attention.                                                        I found the picture particularly intriguing.   The story by Sindya Bhanoo said:          A new study suggests that the Athabasca Valles, a group of valleys near the Martian … Continue reading

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ENCYCLOPEDIA GALACTICA: Civilization: Man

                      ENCYCLOPEDIA GALACTICA, mixed media on Masonite, 1972 Forty years have passed since Carl Sagan and I met. He was the truest Citizen of the Galaxy that ever was. In early 1972 I wrote him a fan letter motivated by the … Continue reading

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PLANETS GALORE

 To purchase print click here The Kepler Telescope in space is discovering new planets almost too fast to keep track of. And observatories on Earth like Keck and Subaru on Mauna Kea are confirming the findings and adding additional information … Continue reading

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A TELESCOPE ON THE MOON

One of the many pleasures of living on the Big Island of Hawaii is that astronomy and space exploration are considered local news. I like that idea of “local”. It’s similar to the concept of “galacticity”, as coined by Steve … Continue reading

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CURIOSITY’S MARTIAN SUNDIAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Jon Lomberg P.O. Box 207 Honaunau, Hawaii 96726 USA lomberg@aloha.net www.jonlomberg.com 808-328-9598 Honaunau, Hawaii, Dec.2, 2011 CURIOSITY’S MARTIAN SUNDIAL: an instrument and a special message is sent to Mars aboard NASA’s latest mission. Artist Jon Lomberg, … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy

  Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy http://jonlomberg.com/dp_gallery8.html  

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A Planet without a Star

How many planets are there in the Milky Way Galaxy? At least double the estimated number of a few weeks ago. A team of astronomers from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand announced the discovery of planets apparently untethered … Continue reading

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