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  • Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

    Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:50:27 GMT

    Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight
    Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well, a week from launch it will be moving through space — slowly,
  • Why astronomy played a pivotal role in setting D-Day date

    Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:50:27 GMT

    Why astronomy played a pivotal role in setting D-Day date
    While D-Day was originally planned for June 5, 1944, but occurred a day later, what often gets overlooked is why June 5 was a possibility in the first place. The reasons come down to a mix of military strategy and astronomical calculations.
  • Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:50:27 GMT

    Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is the lead “axion wrangler” and a social media team member for the NASA STROBE
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