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...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
Metro
SkyScout answers questions about the night sky

...officer, said the Torrance, Calif.-based company hopes the SkyScout appeals to a much broader market than amateur astronomers, who routinely plunk down hundreds of dollars for telescope accessories. He said the device, which Celestron...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/04/liv_95043.shtml
Life & style
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
Metro | Augusta State University
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
Life & style
Planets' orbits will make Mars easier to see in night sky

...with the larger, better telescopes used by many amateur astronomers, the planet's finer details will come into view...of the planet can also be seen," he says. "Amateur astronomers are very involved with monitoring these aspects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/19/liv_385081.shtml
Life & style
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
National
One of sky's biggest stars experiencing series of eruptions

...Cas. The astronomers believe Rho Cas is building toward another explosion and said it should be visible even to amateur astronomers, although they are uncertain just exactly it will happen. Rho Cas is located in the northern sky in a constellation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/09/tec_363296.shtml
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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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From CNN to a new frontier: SPACE.com

...Dobbs: As you know, my wife and I applied for the civilian space program in the early 1980s. I'm a lifelong amateur astronomer. I built rockets as a kid. I'm a great fan of NASA and the space program. It was always a much broader interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/14/tec_295422.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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