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23 August 2010

Tropics Are Heating Up

We are now in the peak of the hurricane season and the Tropical Atlantic is heating up. The second hurricane of the season formed this afternoon in the mid Atlantic. Hurricane Danielle will likely re-curve though and not affect North America. There is a slight chance of it approaching the NE coast of the U.S. or Canada. More interesting is the strong tropical wave coming off of Africa behind it. …


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Keep Looking Up Jack and RIP

His signature sign-off was “KEEP LOOKING UP!” Jack Horkheimer was the star of the PBS series Star Gazer and taught millions to look up at the night sky in wonder. He was a grand ambassador for science. He died on Friday, and the astronomy world is the poorer for it. There are astronomers to be who will have gotten the star bug from Jack Horkheimer. He leaves a great legacy. …


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