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  • 60 Minutes in Space - January 2013

    Posted 02/04/2013 by Kim Evans | Comments
    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. January 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about his recent trip to the AAS Conference and the lectures he attended on exoplanets and th…
  • February Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 02/01/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    February Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).   2013 Sky Calendars 2012 Sky Calendars . JanuaryFebruary . January February March April May June July August September OctoberNovem…
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  • January Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 01/09/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    January Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).
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  • 60 Minutes in Space - November 2012

    Posted 12/21/2012 by Kim Evans | Comments
    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. November 2012 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about Today’s Cosmology and Dark Energy. Dr. Steve Lee provides updates on the MER and MSL m…
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  • What a Spectacular Launch!

    Posted 10/23/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    Without a doubt, this was one of the most memorable days of my life!  We were positioned within an arm's reach of the crew as they left their sleeping quarters and again, a few hours later, as they walked by in their space suits to board their bus to the launch pad.  It was amazing t…
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  • Watching Soyuz Roll By

    Posted 10/21/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    Our ride to Baikonour Cosmodrome started bright and early (6am).  We parked our van near the Soyuz assembly building, and were waved through a gate.  My jaw dropped when I saw that we were being told to stand near a barrier about 20 feet from a rail track and an electric locomotive;&…
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  • Where It All Began

    Posted 10/20/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We've arrived at Baikonour Cosmodrome -- where the Space Age began when the USSR launched the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957.  Certainly feels like a pilgrimage!  Also feels a long way from home, as we're now 12 hours ahead of Denver ... Baikonour itself is a small city (…
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  • Planes Galore

    Posted 10/19/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    Curator of planetary science Steve Lee has just embarked on a rare adventure to enter the once highly classified world of Russian space travel as a privileged guest. He and and a small group of Museum staff and guests will explore Star City, outside of Moscow, the premier training fa…
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  • A Pilgrimage to Star City!

    Posted 10/18/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We spent most of today on the outskirts of Moscow at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center -- also known as Star City. This is the once top-secret facility where all cosmonauts have been trained since the beginning of the Space Age. Since crew members of all nationalities are now launched…
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  • Made it to Moscow

    Posted 10/17/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We made it to Moscow safe and sound a bit after noon today.  Even our luggage arrived on time -- a major plus!  One major impression so far -- Moscow's traffic is amazingly congested!  It took us nearly two hours to reach our hotel from the airport.  Definitely not a place …
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