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What Do We See When We Look Up?

5 Aug 2009, 00:00 UTC
What Do We See When We Look Up?
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What do we detect when we look into space? Very little, actually. Almost all of what we know about the universe comes from analysis of a very limited set of phenomena. Yet we have managed to extrapolate a lot of knowledge from that limited array of what we detect and measure from space. Science Museum Oklahoma and Kirkpatrick Planetarium www.sciencemuseumok.org BIO: Wayne Harris-Wyrick is the Director of the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, a part of Science Museum Oklahoma, where he has taught astronomy to countless thousands of kids and families for more than 30 years. Harris-Wyrick writes a monthly astronomy column covering all aspects of this amazing universe. Wayne can be contacted at wwyrick@sciencemuseumok.org. Visit the Museum’s site at www.sciencemuseumok.org. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: Oklahoma City Astronomy Club Founded in 1958, our club has a long and distinguished history. We are also members of the Southwestern Region of the Astronomical League and host the Okie-Tex Star Party which is consistently rated as one of America’s Top Ten Star Parties. More information on our club can be found at okcastroclub.com.

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