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8:30 PM Saturday 23 March
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SETI Planet Hunting
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dolphins help a lost seal pup caught in a strong current
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create something that will make the world awesome.
Wildlife Crime Story
 
the most urgent threat to three of the world's best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Birds-of-Paradise
 
images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family
Less Field, More Yield
 
Hydrophonics and verticrops
Methane Vent
 
Special camera sees greenhouse gases
Wild Dolphin "Asks"
 
Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Free It from Hook and line embedded in its pectoral fin.
Chasing Ice
 
Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed.
Black Rhino
 
Rare Animals Lead Secret Lives After Dark Caught on Tape
Cormorant's Deep Dive
 
150 Foot cormorant Dive
Melissa Leo
 
Melissa Leo Speaks Out About Banning Fracking in New York
The Big Dig in Mongolia
 
massive, break-neck speed resources rush
Why Prop 37 Failed
 
Why Prop 37 Failed
Whales and Canoe
 
Father and daughter whale watching from a canoe in Australia.
Lost Children of Coal
 
this small group of youngsters now have the chance of a normal life.
Divers Free Whale Shark
 
250 miles south of Baja, Mexico, Divers spotted a whale shark with a large rope wrapped around it's girth
Rise of The Superbugs
 
Rampant use of antibiotics coupled with an explosion in global travel
Sanitary Napkin Revolution
 
Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
 





Lucianne Walkowicz, a 2011 TEDGlobal Fellow, studies the inscrutable faces of the stars for clues to the inner workings of their hearts.

in her TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 TEDxTalk, Lucianne explains the importance of preserving our dark night sky from the perils of light pollution and other lesser-known factors. In Lucianne's eyes, "Our night sky is a natural resource, it's like a park you can visit without ever having to travel there. But like any natural resource, if we don't protect it, if we don't preserve it and treasure it, it will slip away from us and be gone."

Lucianne got her taste for astronomy as an undergrad at Johns Hopkins, testing detectors for the Hubble Space Telescope's new camera (installed in 2002). She also learned to love the dark stellar denizens of our galaxy, the red dwarfs, which became the topic of her PhD dissertation at University of Washington. Lucianne is currently a leader in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a new project that will scan the sky every night for 10 years to create a huge cosmic movie of our Universe.

 

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Additional Posts
Earth Hour 2013
 
8:30 PM Saturday 23 March
Watching the Skies
 
SETI Planet Hunting
Altruistic Dolphins
 
dolphins help a lost seal pup caught in a strong current
Kid President
 
create something that will make the world awesome.
Wildlife Crime Story
 
the most urgent threat to three of the world's best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Birds-of-Paradise
 
images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family
Less Field, More Yield
 
Hydrophonics and verticrops
Methane Vent
 
Special camera sees greenhouse gases
Wild Dolphin "Asks"
 
Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Free It from Hook and line embedded in its pectoral fin.
Chasing Ice
 
Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed.
Black Rhino
 
Rare Animals Lead Secret Lives After Dark Caught on Tape
Cormorant's Deep Dive
 
150 Foot cormorant Dive
Melissa Leo
 
Melissa Leo Speaks Out About Banning Fracking in New York
The Big Dig in Mongolia
 
massive, break-neck speed resources rush
Why Prop 37 Failed
 
Why Prop 37 Failed
Whales and Canoe
 
Father and daughter whale watching from a canoe in Australia.
Lost Children of Coal
 
this small group of youngsters now have the chance of a normal life.
Divers Free Whale Shark
 
250 miles south of Baja, Mexico, Divers spotted a whale shark with a large rope wrapped around it's girth
Rise of The Superbugs
 
Rampant use of antibiotics coupled with an explosion in global travel
Sanitary Napkin Revolution
 
Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!