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Back to teaching, back to blogging, & a GREAT Video! June 10, 2008

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, IYA 2009, Observatory.

After two days of storms, with about 70mph wind, and power outages, I’m able to get back to blogging, and back to teaching. A few comments, Well I now know that the Pro-Dome engineers like most engineers over-design things. Rated at 70mph, surrounded by upturned trees, porta-potties that were blown 40 feet ( I sure hope no one was in there at the time), the EIU Observatory still stands! Congratulations to the students who put it together in 2004! I’ll try to add some picture of the dome and the surrounding chaos tomorrow. Until them let me introduce you to the trailer for the International Year of Astronomy. This was unveiled last week in St. Louis during the AAS meeting



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