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SPACE, Astronomy News, Aug 04, 2011

ESA spacecraft finds first oxygen gas molecules in space
Deutsche Welle
Pilbratt added that scientists long suspected oxygen molecules exist in space, but have been baffled by their inability to find them. NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite and Sweden's Odin mission have both searched so far, without any results ...
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Telescope Discovers 96 New Star Clusters in Milky Way Galaxy
International Business Times
Astronomers used data from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at European SpaceObservatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory. The star clusters, which astronomersdefined as "tiny and faint objects" were previously hidden by the dust in the Milky Way...
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International Business Times

Lego people hitch a ride to Jupiter
San Antonio Express
By Don Finley Juno, the San Antonio-led space mission to Jupiter, will also have onboard three Lego figures made from space-grade aluminum, NASA said Wednesday. Galileo, the Italian astronomerand mathematician who discovered Jupiter's moons is on the ...
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James Webb Space Telescope and L2 Orbits
Wired News
As Phil Plait (of Bad Astronomy) puts it: the US spends more on lottery tickets than NASA. But rather than talk about the budget, let's talk about the JWST's planned orbit. The Hubble Space Telescope orbits the Earth. The JWST will orbit the Sun. ...
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Wired News

Amateur astronomers strike it asteroid-rich
Astronomy Now Online
The instruments on the Faulkes Telescopes, which consist of mirrors almost comparable in size to that of the Hubble Space Telescope's along with newly upgraded CCDs, allow astronomers to detect and track targets as low as magnitude +22. ...
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Astronomy Now Online

Halifax scientist takes starring role in project
TheChronicleHerald.ca
By JOHN McPHEE Staff Reporter A new space telescope will help scientists better understand mysterious objects such as black holes, says a Halifax astronomer who will lead the project's Canadian team. Luigi Gallo of Saint Mary's University will be a ...
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Post-shuttle, US space explorers need not be human
Reuters
Grunsfeld said X-ray astronomy led to airport scanners, CAT scans and MRIs, though that was not the initial intent: "People didn't go out and say, I'm going to find a device that's going to be able to image tendons, shoulders and knees. ...
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Dawn shines a light on Vesta
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
First sighted by German astronomer Heinrich Olbers in front of the stars of Virgo on March 29, 1807, it must be noted for all those mourning the demotion of Pluto that for nearly 40 years prior to their true nature being established, ...
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Sydney Morning Herald (blog)

Ground broken for Horse Heaven Hills observatory (w/ galleries)
TheNewsTribune.com
A group of scientists, astronomers and builders met Wednesday high in the Horse Heaven Hills to celebrate the new location of the former Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory. The Alliance for the Advancement of Science Through Astronomy, or AASTA, ...
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NASA to launch LEGO figurines into space
SBS
(NASA) When NASA launches the space probe Juno on a mission to Jupiter, it will contain three LEGO figures, representing two Greek gods and Galileo Galilei, the father of modern astronomy. Juno is set to launch Friday on a five-year mission to Jupiter, ...
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Popular star parties gives people a chance to explore the universe
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
... visitors might be able to see the International Space Station with the naked eye. Other satellites also may be visible. Star party guests who arrive early may also tour the facility. For those interested in becoming amateur astronomers, ...
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Moon's Long Lost Twin Found
International Business Times AU
Astronomers, Martin Jutzi and Erik Asphaug of the University of California at Santa Cruz have long wondered why the moon had two incongruous sides, one smooth with flat plains and another side full of rugged mountains and craters. ...
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International Business Times AU

Chabot: Our Sun is More Active Than It's Been in 10 Years
Patch.com
Chabot Space & Science Center has solar telescopes and other devices for visitors to safely view the dynamic sun, including a large HD video monitor showing the latest images from NASA satellites studying the sun. The center also has a solar astronomy ...
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Book Review: Extreme Cosmos by Bryan Gaesler – review by Alan Gold
J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service
So is our ability to accept what Bryan and his colleagues in the world of astronomy are discovering every day as the instruments they use enable them to see further, measure more accurately and ultimately begin to understand the worlds around us. ...
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Digitizing the night sky … inside the UW's planetarium
GeekWire
It's a quiet, sunny summer afternoon at the University of Washington's physics-astronomy complex. But inside the hushed, empty auditorium building, Jake VanderPlas has turned off the lights and shut us inside the recently renovated planetarium. ...
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GeekWire

Are we close to finding life off Earth?
Irish Times
“The Galway Ultra fast Imager [GUFI] is capable of taking extremely fast low-resolution photos,” explains Leon Harding of NUI Galway's Centre for Astronomy. “It can take anything from 30-526 frames per second. It's capable of very effectively sampling ...
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Irish Times

Where did all the stars go?
Newsworks.org
Those few moments before my father and I went back inside were enough to imprint on me a love ofastronomy that's lasted ever since. I still look up every time I walk outside at night, reacquainting myself with constellations that after five decades ...
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What large-scale geosciences project would get your attention?
Big Think (blog)
Is it possible for geosciences to get the public's attention like physics or astronomy have done - and especially, get the funding to build the "big project". Leave a comment below and let me know what you think - and don't be afraid to push the ...
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Professor Brian Cox
A.V. Club Chicago
So that would be the perfect age for a kid who is into astronomy anyway, as many are. And to have that series capture your imagination at that age, it makes an indelible impression on you. I think one of the reasons that Sagan is still relevant today, ...
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A.V. Club Chicago

Water keeps nanoparticle size under 3 nm diameter
nanotechweb.org
Dr Gauthier Torricelli performed this work as a postdoc in the Condensed Matter Physics Group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK. He now works in the SpaceResearch Centre at the same university. ...
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Five things to do outdoors this weekend
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The Perseids Meteor Shower is here and the Westminster Astronomy Club will lead a star-gazing session at 8 pm at the Hilton area of Patapsco Valley State Park. The peak is actually next weekend, but there's no harm in getting in a little practice with ...
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Perseid meteor showers 2011 and Baltic Sea UFO
TimesWireService
... shortly before dawn," says Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Richard Talcott. Sky watchers are often excited to observe meteoroids. They frequently spend whole the night awake to have glimpse of the blistering showers. Space observation canters ...
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Geek Girl Navigating the World - The Rebel Meditations
Boomtron.com
I had the freedom to take classes in Cultural Anthropology, History, Literature, Biology, Philosophy, Astronomy, and Psychology. I didn't just get exposure to different ways of thinking and other attitudes, but I also got to see the variety of ...
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Boomtron.com

LEGO and Galileo go to Jupiter! : Space and Astronomy news daily ...
By Jonathan Nally
The plaque, which was provided by the Italian Space Agency, measures 71 by 51 millimetres, is made of flight-grade aluminium and weighs six grams. It was bonded to Juno's propulsion bay with a spacecraft-grade epoxy. 
Tribute to the shuttle : Space and Astronomy news daily ...
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Space and Earth Sciences News :: Astronomers size up the universe
SIZE MATTERS: Scientists have come up with the most accurate measurement of how fast the universe is expanding.
www.news-about-space.org/astronomy-news/cluster10704321/

MUSIC, Singers, Concerts News, Aug 04, 2011

In concert: Gillian Welch at the Music Center at Strathmore
Washington Post (blog)
(All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)Folk singer Gillian Welch let eight years go by between the release of her new album “The Harrow and the Harvest” and its predecessor. The long interval was the product of writer's block, and not a plague of locusts. ...
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Harmonious Melbourne sings songs of freedom
Sydney Morning Herald
Over 300 singers from the Melbourne Millennium Chorus will come together to rehearse ahead of the Freedom Road concert at Melbourne Town Hall this Sunday. Faced with how to measure civic engagement in modern Italy, Harvard Professor Robert Putman ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Songwriters/singers come to the Capri
Montgomery Advertiser
He decided to do his first solo album in 2007, mainly so he would have something to sell when he did those infrequent concerts. It was "basically a bluegrass album" called "New Songs, Old Friends." But when the "friends" who have recorded your songs ...
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Rock It: Wells to stream concert online
Journal and Courier
13 to call (765) 474-5522 or email lksoule@msn.com and sign up with their song in mind. Greater Lafayette Sings! is set for 6 pm Aug. 27 at Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church, 2040 Schuyler Ave.Singers will be judged by audience reaction and three music ...
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A search for the best!
New Times SLO
... music,” said concert co-promoter Bonnie Nelson. “He credits living in New Orleans and Corpus Christi in the '70s with giving him 'a whole lotta soul from the many heartfelt songs of the South.'” We Are the Willows, a folk-pop singer-songwriter ...
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Music Review: McCartney (Archive Collection)
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The DVD features a short featurette about the making of the album, home movie footage of the McCartney family at the beach, a music video for "Maybe I'm Amazed," and a few liveperformances. Most interesting among the live footage are the two songs ...
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Zelda Symphony Concert Hits London on 25th October
Nintendo Life
... for a one-off European date, playing music from the iconic series. The Europeanconcert will be held on 25th October 2011 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, and will include songs hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team. ...
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Nintendo Life
Dan Zanes: the family music man $SUBT_ON$DPAO CONCERT: Musician expects party ...
WatertownDailyTimes.com
But he took a particular liking to the works of Louisiana native and folk and blues singer Leadbelly (Huddie William Ledbetter, 1888-1949). “He did so many different kinds of songs, and he did a lot ofmusic for children, but they never sounded like ...
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'Glee the 3D Concert Movie': Track-By-Track
Hollywood Reporter
“Silly Love Songs” Darren Criss lends sweetness to this Paul McCartney solo number which he performs with the Dalton Academy Warblers backed by the Glee band. “Raise Your Glass” The Warblers take the lyrics to Pink's outcast anthem literally with a ...
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Hollywood Reporter
LISTINGS: Making Music - August 4 - August 11 2011
Sheffield Telegraph
Opor Singers, Sharrow based community singing group, supportive and friendly environment, sings songs from a wide range of genres and cultures. No requirement to read music as everything is taught by ear, performs regularly at local events, ...
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Sheffield Telegraph
State Fair music lineup full of stars
Journal and Courier
The band was a part of a 2010 VH1 concert "Divas Salute the Troops" with Katy Perry, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj. Touring with singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles ("Love Song") shows that more crossover could be coming. Expect a cover of "Come on Eileen" ...
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Sparta singer ready to take on the world
New Jersey Herald
Marcus will maintain his usual style of "pop with a little rock flair with soul backing it up," at theconcert and will perform three songs of his own as well as a few covers, such as a rock version of "Hold It Against Me" by Britney Spears and "It's a ...
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This time, it's just Bryan Adams and his guitar
The Augusta Chronicle
The music sets with the band are different than the Bare Bones Tour. "I tend to stretch out a lot more on my own than I do with the band," he explained. There tends to be more improvisation and experimentation with the solo concerts. ...
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Present Company in a gala concert
Belper News
pRESENT Company will be performing a Gala Concert at Buxton Opera House on Friday, August 26. Entitled A Song In My Heart, the event celebrates the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and gets under way at 7.30pm. ...
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Making Lil Wayne's live show work is what these guys do best
Palm Beach Post
... getting to hear our favorite songs live and go home with music playing in our head. There is so much that goes into a concert, but the actual performance, songarrangement and selection can make it or break it. For Smith and Porter, thinking of the ...
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Palm Beach Post
Augusta Chorale welcomes new season, singers
The Augusta Chronicle
The Augusta Chorale performs during it's Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel in Augusta, Ga. At 7 pm Monday, members will gather at Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History for songs, ...
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Coming attractions for Aug. 4, 2011
Albany Times Union (blog)
“Bad Boys of Broadway” – actor-singer Schuler Hensley and composer Jonathan Tunick – bring the villianous songs of the Great White Way to Troy on Saturday, Jan. 21. Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole perform Creole, Cajun and zydeco music on Saturday, Feb. ...
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Gospel jam: LDS music stars get a little bit of soul
Daily Herald
The CD release concert will feature songs from "The Work" as well as the other two albums, and several guest performers who played on the albums -- including Michael McLean. "Everyone who has a son or a daughter who they'd love for them to serve a ...
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Williamses return to popular theatrical production at Lime Kiln Theater
Staunton News Leader
Playwright Don Baker approached the pair in 1984, asking them to come up with music and lyricsfor his play. The Williamses started reading everything they could get their hands on about the life of the iconic Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" ...
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Remembering Walkin' Jim
Lone Peak Lookout
The Kids for the Wild camp will feature nature crafts and activities and will also have professionalsingers on hand to teach the camp kids Jim's songs. The campers will then perform these songs on stage at the Forever Wild concert on August 20 on the ...
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Great Escape: Blast From the Past, Brian Wilson Concert
Patch.com
The award-winning singer will rock the crowd with the band's popular songs and his solo tunes. For a little background, Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys when he was only a teenager. He was the group's songwriter and arranger. Their hit songs included I ...
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Jazz singer finds silver lining after battle with cancer
Tulsa World
I can say, 'Here's my wish list of songs,' and he comes up with great ways to do them." Although the focus Sunday evening will be on the music and the sense of joy it can engender, Gardner said theconcert does have a serious side. ...
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Korean Wave starts lapping on Europe's shores
AFP
K-pop over the past decade has established a devoted fan base in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, with heartthrobs like Rain and boy bands like TVXQ packing outconcerts and topping charts. Exports of music products surged from $6 million in 2002 to ...
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AFP
Bluegrass Archetypes, With Gentle Voices of Ardor and Melancholy
New York Times
Am I gonna be a farmer or a sailor?” Bluegrass has its modes, its comfortable motifs, its recurring themes, its stock characters. It's music that values structure and tradition. If you're a male singer, you can be a farmer or a sailor. ...
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Stefan George and the Fellow Travelers are next up in Music on Mountain series
Arizona Daily Star
This Sunday's Music on the Mountain concert will feature Stefan George and the Fellow Travelers. George is a renowned singer/songwriter and slide guitarist. He tours nationally and internationally and has won several awards for his evocative ...
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Evansville singer-songwriter performs Friday in Grayville
Carmi Times
Her repertoire includes songs popular in the late '60s and '70s, such as tunes by Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King and America, and at her last concert she granted several requests to do Beatles songs. All depot concerts are free to the public, ...
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Jon Carroll Plays August 6 AOTG
Leesburg Today
Since that time, Carroll's passion for great music has only increased. Leesburg Today tracked the intrepid singer/songwriter down to get the latest on his storied career, and boy, he told us a lot. Below, find our exchange in its entirety. ...
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Cranford native Jordan White featured at Rev It Up concert starring Crystal ...
Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com
All of these factors led Jordan to be confident in the fact that he could see himself writing music and lyrics for a living. Today, Jordan White has created quite the name for himself. He made a brief stint on American Idol himself, but since then has ...
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Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com
Super Junior members pose for photo at a hotel in Seoul (Yonhap)
The Korea Herald
The new album includes 13 songs of various genres like dance, pop ballad and R&B created by acclaimed composers and song writers such as Yoo Young-jin, Yoon Jong-shin, Kenzie and hitchhiker. The music video of “Mr. Simple” premiered at the press ...
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Today in Music History - Aug. 4
mysask.com (press release)
The song had already been recorded by "Huey (Piano) Smith and the Clowns," but the vocal by "Clowns' " lead singer Bobby Marchan was erased and Ford's substituted. In the 1980's, Ford was earning a living playing songs like "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" in New ...
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Music, jokes and big hair
Baltimore Sun
When he was only 5 years old, Watts was a big fan of singer and pianist Ray Charles, and at that early age, began taking piano lessons. He later added the violin to his studies. As a high school student, Watts combined his love of music and being on ...
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Cincinnati fans get 'up close' with Janet Jackson ahead of upcoming concert
FOX19
You continue to push barriers and wow audiences with lyrics, songs and looks. How do you do it? How do you continue to bring fresh ideas, year after year? "You are too sweet. I don't set out to push barriers. I just do things that interest me and hope ...
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Shelton, Dunn to perform at Midland County Fair
The Morning Sun
15, Ronnie Dunn, former lead singer of super group Brooks and Dunn, will perform at the grandstand. Tickets start at $24.50. Blake SheltonShelton, the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year, has had numerous hit songs over the course of ...
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Washington Island to host annual music festival
Green Bay Press Gazette
12 program, "Island Songs and Landscapes," has the Festival Chorus joining the instrumentalists formusic by Vivaldi, Mozart and two pieces by Eric Ewazen. A Children's Concert is scheduled for 11 am Aug. 10, and features local composer Dan Hansen's ...
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Journey Rocks Cleveland With Hit-Filled Concert
Ultimate Classic Rock
Journey delivered a hit-filled, precisely performed concert that had 17000 fans at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center on their feet and cheering for about eighty straight minutes last night (Aug. 2). The '80s legends headlined a bill that also featured ...
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Ann Hampton Callaway, Neil Sedaka, et al. to Judge Songwriting Competition
Broadway World
1. Submissions must be fully realized songs (music and lyrics), up to 5 minutes in length. 2. Songsmay be in any musical style, or point of view. The topic, to be broadly interpreted, is parks and green spaces in New York City. 3. ...
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On the Culture Front: Newport Folk Festival
Huffington Post
There's something very different about music festivals as opposed to concerts. Beyond the obvious, there's a range of factors that affect the experience. Some are tangible such as the location, number of people, sound quality, and length of beer lines, ...
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[Article][Interview]2NE1 on their first solo concert, “These songs ...
[Lyrics] 2NE1 – Don't Stop The Music · [Lyrics] DJ – Uhm Jung Hwa (ft. ... 2NE1 on their first soloconcert, “These songs were harder to do than we imagined ...
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