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September 02, 2011

Welcome to the Astronomy 101 Web log

Welcome to the Astronomy 101 Web log. Active students in Astronomy 101 will be able to post and comment on recent astronomical science and discovery. Students are encouraged to post and discuss topics often and thoughtfully. If you hear about an astronomical discovery, blog about it here. Or keep an eye on APOD, NASA or the NOAO.

There are no rules other than professionalism, courtesy, and copyright respect. Please make sure your pictures are in the public domain (NASA and NOAO images are always in the public domain) and that proper citations are given.

You can post about any astronomy-related topic: recent news worthy events, astronomy websites, your own thoughts and questions, political discussions regarding the funding of astronomy, etc. However, the text of the posts and discussions (i.e. comments) must be your own. Cite properly and often. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate removal from the site. To gain access to the site to make posts, please follow the instructions on the CTools site.

Previous class blogs are:
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To earn extra credit for your class, please be sure to read the instructions provided to you at the course CTools site (under Resources/Course Information).

Please note that this blog is visible to the public and that anyone with a U-M unique-name can comment.

Posted by christoq at September 2, 2011 12:19 PM


I'm really looking forward to private spaceflight. Its the next step in going beyond LEO (low Earth orbit). This article highlights a big step in private companies launching people into space. I hope that I get to work for SpaceX someday and get to fly to space, preferably the moon or beyond. What about you guys? What do you think about SpaceX?

Posted by: dhupp at October 30, 2011 11:07 AM

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