Daily Archives: February 11, 2008

Name that Space Telescope!

From NASA Science News:

Would you like to name the next great space telescope? Here’s your chance: NASA is inviting members of the general public to suggest a new name for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) before it launches in mid-2008.


Click here for the full story. Please read the important points like The telescope’s key scientific objectives, so you can give or suggest a correct name for this space telescope.

I did NOT yet suggest  A name for this telescope, ( still thinking) but look at the comments area for my updates and what name I’ve suggested for this telescope. You too Once you suggest a name please include it here.

Click here to go to the direct naming page. Once you’ve suggested a name, you will get a certificate of participation.

So HURRY-UP, the deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008.

Earth Calendar


This is a great Web site, which one of my friends sent me, that allows you to find out what holidays are happening right now, today! Just click the Today button and see what holidays are celebrated on today’s date.

And as if that weren’t great enough on its own, you can even check out holidays based on date, country, religion and lunar phases with the tabs across the top of the page.

Date: This is like a search engine. You put in the year, month and date or just the month and click Show Holidays. It will then automatically find holidays for that time span.

Country:  Here you will select the year and the country before clicking Show Holidays and it will find all of that country’s holidays for that year.

Religion:  Looking for a specific holiday related to a religion? This is the section to do that in. Just choose the religion and year and click Show Holidays.

Lunar Phases: This one threw me for a loop at first, so of course, I had to check it out. It turns out this is really cool. It tells you when the full moons are for each month and when there will be eclipses. Pretty neat, huh?!

So, now you have access to the tool that will keep you on top of all the holidays from around the world! 🙂 Enjoy

Earth Calendar

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