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(Tallahassee Democrat)   Summer is a great time for kids to chart the stars. Evidently they have to go outside for this   ( tallahassee.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Sun, night sky, Speed of light, Milky Way, sky map, Light, Planet, huge bright balls  
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363 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Jul 2018 at 11:53 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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5 days ago  
charting the stars:

katy perry
selena gomez
adele
 
5 days ago  
In a megapolis, it don' take long
 
5 days ago  

doglover: In a megapolis, it don' take long


yup. i can see the handful of planets in the right time of year, and sometimes i can pick out one of the dippers or orions belt and that is about it. one of the nice things about camping or being out on the water is being able to see the milky way again
 
5 days ago  
Came to gripe about light pollution, seen it's been done.

/ I have to play computer games to see stars.
 
5 days ago  
Sure, it's all astronomy and teachable moments out in the countryside in the dark until that unnaturally bright star turns out to be an alien space craft and your kids get abducted and probed and no amount of tin foil can save you and then you get returned only to be greeted by Bigfoot and the next thing you know you're a David Paulides statistic.
 
5 days ago  
You don't really need to go outside.

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5 days ago  
I'm getting a kick because I was outside a little while ago enjoying seeing more stars now that I've moved to Colorado from the outskirts of Philly. Just gotta get the little one out there to enjoy it too.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
No need to go outside, Google Skymap works indoors too.
 
5 days ago  
I grew up in Southern California.  I think I counted about 4 stars and went back inside to watch Baywatch.
 
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4 days ago  

tlchwi02: doglover: In a megapolis, it don' take long

yup. i can see the handful of planets in the right time of year, and sometimes i can pick out one of the dippers or orions belt and that is about it. one of the nice things about camping or being out on the water is being able to see the milky way again


I miss seeing the Milky Way. Growing up in Wyoming, we had decent dark sky. Walking home at night, you could see a sky full of stars. Where I live now, sometimes I'm surprised you can see the moon.
 
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