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Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Jan 4 all-day
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Quadrantids Meteor Shower Period of activity: December 27th, 2019 to January 10th, 2020.  Peak: Jan 3-4, 2020 – the moon will be 4% full. The Quadrantids have the potential to be the strongest shower of the year but usually fall Continue reading →
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Earth at Perihelion
Max Born died, (b. 1882)
Max Born died, (b. 1882)
Jan 5 all-day
Max Born died, (b. 1882)
  Max Born was a German-Jewish physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. Max Born on Wikipedia.  
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Feast of the Epiphany
Feast of the Epiphany
Jan 6 all-day
Articles about the Feast of the Epiphany on the VOF Faith and Science Archive website.  
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New Year in Julian Calendar
New Year in Julian Calendar
Jan 14 all-day
Articles about the Julian calendar on the VOF Faith and Science website. Julian calendar on Wikipedia
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Buzz Aldrin Turns 90
Buzz Aldrin Turns 90
Jan 20 all-day
Buzz Aldrin Turns 90
Aldrin in 2019. He wears his NASA astronaut pin on his lapel. Credit: The White House from Washington, DC Buzz Aldrin (/ˈɔːldrɪn/; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and a former astronaut and fighter pilot. As the Apollo Lunar Module pilot on Continue reading →
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jan 20 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. Credit: Nobel Foundation “Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in Continue reading →
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New Moon (14:42 MST)
New Moon (14:42 MST)
Jan 24 all-day
New Moon (14:42 MST)
By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely in shadow then. Pictured here is the traditional New Moon, the earliest visible Continue reading →
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F.G. von Bellingshausen & MP Lazarev discover Antarctica, 1820
F.G. von Bellingshausen & MP Lazarev discover Antarctica, 1820
Jan 27 all-day
F.G. von Bellingshausen & MP Lazarev discover Antarctica, 1820
Antarctica. Credit: Wikipedia “Antarctica (UK: /ænˈtɑːrktɪkə/ or /ænˈtɑːrtɪkə/, US: /æntˈɑːrktɪkə/ is Earth‘s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,200,000 square kilometres (5,500,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest Continue reading →
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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Jan 28 all-day
Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Articles about St. Thomas Aquinas on the VOF Faith and Science Archive website.  
Moon at Apogee (14:28 MST)
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E. Bransfield Discovers Antarctica, 1820
E. Bransfield Discovers Antarctica, 1820
Jan 30 all-day
E. Bransfield Discovers Antarctica, 1820
Antarctica. Credit: Wikipedia “Antarctica (UK: /ænˈtɑːrktɪkə/ or /ænˈtɑːrtɪkə/, US: /æntˈɑːrktɪkə/ is Earth‘s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,200,000 square kilometres (5,500,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest Continue reading →
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NGC 6853 (M27) The Dumbbell Nebula, by R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography.com, USA. A dying red giant sheds its outer layer creating this cosmic dumbbell in the constellation Vulpecula.