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Amateur astronomer discovers new comet

...Constellation in the heart of the Summer Milky Way, which is a specific section of the Milky Way galaxy. A Japanese amateur astronomer, Shigeki Murakami, sighted the comet a few hours later and is considered a co-discoverer. The find was dubbed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/16/tec_339132.shtml
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Want to discover a planet? All you need is an Internet connection

LOS ANGELES - Amateur astronomer William Bianco doesn't huddle over a backyard telescope to...Hanisch of the Space Telescope Science Institute. As far as amateur astronomer Bianco is concerned, the more people teasing out the mysteries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/15/liv_112549.shtml
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Amateur astronomer finds diamonds in the sky

...ancient lost city of Ubar in southern Oman in 1992. Alan Hale, an astronomer from New Mexico, and Thomas Bopp, an amateur astronomer from Arizona, discovered the spectacular comet Hale-Bopp in 1995. Roland Clarkson, a student at California...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/29/tec_225133.shtml
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Backyard astronomy

...the president of the Augusta Astronomy Club and an amateur astronomer for the past 40 years. "Astronomy is one of the...binoculars also can be used for other hobbies if an amateur astronomer loses interest. Interest in space has picked up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/liv_424965.shtml
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Temple-Tuttle comet causes loss of sleep

...meteor showers in 33 years. "They're looking to see maybe 60 to 80 per hour in this area," said Vicki Wing, an amateur astronomer for 25 years and secretary for the Astronomy Club of Augusta. Each year in mid-November, shooting stars known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/18/met_274798.shtml
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Astronomers find black hole near Earth

...practically on the doorstep in astronomical terms. The black hole was discovered last September after an Australian amateur astronomer noticed the sudden brightening of a star and notified the pros. Donald Smith, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/15/tec_279522.shtml
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Shuttle breakup occurred in mysterious part of atmosphere

...only because that's where the disintegration occurred but also because of a time-exposure image taken by an amateur astronomer showing a snake of purplish light corkscrewing through the shuttle's hot glowing trail as it crossed over California...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/11/nat_375352.shtml
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They need their space

...marks the location of the Revolutionary War era plantation of Aaron Grier, whose son, Robert Grier, was a noted amateur astronomer who founded Grier's Almanac in 1807. "The remarkable astronomical calculations which led to the publishing of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/16/met_143967.shtml
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Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity

...e-mail still has people talking. "They want to know if it's true and how they can see it," said Tom Crute, an amateur astronomer and associate professor of chemistry at Augusta State University. "With the right equipment, it is spectacular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/25/met_4449.shtml
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Mars madness: from little green men to a presidential promise

...announced in 1877 that he had spotted some sort of channels - possibly artificial waterways. Mathematician and amateur astronomer Percival Lowell ran wild with the idea. Lowell, founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., spent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/16/liv_401219.shtml
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