The universe

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“Back-to-basics” month continues on SkyTalk as Derrick Pitts and WHYY’s Dave Heller examine how we see the universe. How is the universe really structured? What is the relationship between our solar system and the rest of the vast universe? We’ll discuss the Milky Way, how many stars are in our galaxy and how galaxies travel.More Information:Celebrating Galileo’s ObservationsA worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s historic observations of the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the Sun serves to encourage those that haven’t looked through a telescope to do so.Astronomy organizations around the world are participating in lots of different ways, including astronomy clubs around the Delaware Valley.Chester County Astronomical Society is hosting telescope workshops on Jan. 31st and Astronomy beginning Feb. 3rd.Listen:Click on the play button below or right click on this link and choose “Save Link As” to download.[audio: st20090126.mp3]

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