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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Let’s get one thing straight.  Conan’s one of my favorite people on the planet.  So when I was one of the fortunate 14,000 who got tickets to see him tape in Chicago, I about lost my mind.  I have been a Conan fan for about 15 years so it was definitely a dream come true.  The day was such a big deal that I was painfully aware of every passing minute so I thought I’d transcribe it for you after the jump.  Enjoy!

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If you didn’t hear about it, Venus passed in front of the Sun yesterday..and it was awesome.  Don’t worry though, it’ll do it again in 2117 so you can just catch it then.  The image above was captured by NASA SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory), a satellite orbiting the sun.  Here’s a link to a bunch more fantastic images.

The Adler Planetarium did a big event for the Transit, setting up dozens of telescopes and hosting live feeds from NASA TV.  Around 5000 people showed up making it the most popular event they’ve hosted since 2003!  Hit the jump for a few images  from my Adler experience. Read More »

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