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Astronaut: Keep reaching for the stars

September 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK Rick Hieb believes America is still a country where hard work, dedication and education pays off and can lead to amazing and wondrous careers. Continue Reading

Stunes attends Badlands Astronomy Festival and learns about astronaut

September 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Abby Stunes, of Mitchell, was among 15 middle and high school girls who recently attended the Badlands Astronomy Festival. Continue Reading

Good morning, star shine: Perseids to put on a show

August 9, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Badlands National Park plans astronomy festival

July 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Badlands National Park has announced that it is holding its first-ever Astronomy Festival Aug. 17-19. Continue Reading

HIGHER ED NOTES: UND gets grant… UND hosts astronomy party

July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND’s Center for Rural Health is forming a Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health with a five-year $3.5 million grant it has received from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the university said. Continue Reading

More planets than stars in galaxy?

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it’s a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they’re even finding them in the strangest of places.
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Little hut on the prairie protects telescope investment

November 19, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

For backyard sky watchers and stargazers, Nick Reed’s nifty invention is heavenly. Continue Reading

Skyteller planned at Indian Village on Saturday

September 20, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Skyteller Lynn Maroney will present an evening of “Skytelling And Stories” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell.
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BIG SPLAT? New two-moon theory not Earth lunacy to some astronomers

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon’s far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published today in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. Continue Reading

Spinning with the stars

May 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Area students enjoy astronomy lessons in UND’s GeoDomeThe inflatable planetarium has traveled to several area schools in its inaugural year. Organizers say it’s a unique program because instead of relying on outside presenters, classroom teachers are trained to use it as a tool in their own science lessons.
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