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Sites of Interest

Colorado-Specific Web Sites
(Since writing this section the page author has moved to Ohio.)

Aurora Astronomical Association (information on the club's events, meetings, and other activities)
Boulder Astronomy and Space Society - Club in Boulder, CO
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
Denver Astronomical Society
Fiske Planetarium (on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder)
International Association for Astronomical Studies - Sign up for IAAS Monthly Astronomy Newsletter
Longmont Astronomical Society
Northern Colorado Astronomical Society
Rocky Mountain Mars Society - Denver Chapter of the Mars Society

Central Ohio-Specific Web Sites

Warren Rupp Observatory - includes information on the Richland Astronomical Society
The Columbus Astronomical Society
Astronomy for Youth
The Wayne County Astronomical Society

General Interest Web Sites

Space Science News (NASA)
Spaceflight Now
Astronomy Magazine
The Sky This Week (USNO)
Americal Association of Amateur Astronomers
Universe Today

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Space Weather News (NOAA)
Space Science and Astronomy News (from Space.Com)
Astronomy Now Magazine
Sky and Telescope Magazine
Christian Association of Stellar Explorers
Evidence for God from Science
Astro-Tips - Astronomy Freeware and Shareware

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Remembering Astronaut Heroes Who Gave Their Lives Furthering the Exploration of Space

Eternal Father, King of birth,
Who didst create the heaven and earth,
And bid the planets and the sun
Their own appointed orbits run;
O hear us when we seek thy grace
For those who soar through outer space.

from the Navy Hymn
"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope if anything happens to us, it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
--Virgil I. Grissom, Commander, Apollo 1
(speaking a few weeks before his death in the Apollo 1 fire)
Apollo One
Apollo One - Gus Grissom, Edward White, & Roger Chaffee
January 27, 1967
Challenger (STS-51L) - Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Michael Smith, Francis Scobee, & Ronald McNair
January 28, 1986
Columbia (STS-107) - David Brown (KC5ZTC), Rick Husband, Laurel Clark (KC5ZSU), Kalpana Chawla (KD5ESI), Michael Anderson, William McCool, & Ilan Ramon (of Israel)
February 1, 2003

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Sun and Moon Data for Monday, April 15, 1912
at the site of the Titanic's sinking: (from Sun and Moon Data for One Day)

Monday 15 April 1912 Universal Time - 1h

Begin civil twilight 07:11
Sunrise 07:40 Sunset 21:00
End civil twilight 21:29
(Titanic hits iceberg 23:40 ship time day before)

MOON (no moon visible in sky during sinking)
Moonset 18:03 on preceding day
Moonrise 06:55 Moonset 19:09
Moonrise 07:15 on following day
Phase of the Moon on 15 April: waning crescent with 4% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
New Moon on 17 April 1912 at 10:40 (Universal Time - 1h).

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