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Achenblog: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Catching the Last Train Home

Was alarmed to see, on the Red Line yesterday, a flashing notice that Metro will be open from 5 a.m. Jan. 19 to midnight Jan. 20. Never mind the confusion about when, exactly, "midnight Jan. 20" is -- we'll...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 9, 2009; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (380)
 
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Sportsfest 2009

This is, as you know, a de facto national holiday -- the College Football National Championship Day Involving My Gators. I am going to be low key this year. No ritual sacrificing of a goat. No face paint, no...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2009; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (175)
 
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"Renting Out the House"

The Calhoun sisters, Lauri and Linda, who you remember from Saralicious, are back with a new song, capturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Washingtonians as we await the Obamafest....

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 7, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
 
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Many, Many Stars

When Galileo looked at the Milky Way he reported seeing "many, many stars" (I am working on my own translation from the Italian), which is pretty much bang-on if you ask me. The Milky Way has gobs and gobs...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 6, 2009; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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Beyond the Edge of the Universe

I'm in Long Beach for the Super Bowl of Astronomy, the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The telescope is big this year. You'll note that it has been exactly 400 years since Thomas Harriott trained a primitive...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 5, 2009; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (214)
 
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