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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 145E & 146E: Kissing Frogs & Know A Star

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Release Date: 01/16/2022

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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The idea that you have to "kiss a lot of frogs" to find true love has its roots in a more than one hundred year old Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

- The AAVSO has a mentoring program to help you start on your path of discovery. aavso.org

 

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