By Phil Plait | October 26, 2010 1:00 pm

Just some quick reminders of things that may interest y’all:

celestron_contest_bannerThe Celestron Capture the Universe contest is still going strong! This is an astrophotography contest sponsored by Celestron and Discover Magazine. The rules and all that are at that link, but I might suggest that the comet Hartley 2, currently in the far north, is making an excellent target of itself for the next few days. The contest ends on Friday, October 30, so hurry!

donorschooselogoThe Donors Choose fundraiser is also still going on. So far, my generous readers have donated well over $2000 to help students learn math and science! I am really, really proud of all of you, and extremely grateful for helping this tremendous effort. You’ve made a lot of teachers and kids across America really happy.

physics.org_logoDon’t forget to take a look at the best physical science websites up for the awards! I’m judging the Best Q&A sites, and I’m looking forward to poring over them, though not so much looking forward to choosing my favorite. That’ll be tough… and you can help, since every category has a People’s Choice award, too!

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Comments (8)

  1. Don’t have equipment really. Done. Done.

    Two out of three ain’t bad.


  2. Stephen

    Just bought a Celestron C6-R! May take me some time to get used to it. Will try to get some astrophotography done in time. Wish me luck

  3. Crux Australis

    Good luck, Stephen.

  4. Don’t have equipment.No money. Done.

  5. Re #5:
    Who’s been feeding the troll?

  6. I do have an image up on the Celestron site (link in my name above). I took the picture with an un-driven alt-azimuth dobsonian – a Celestron 8″ StarHopper – and a Logitech QuickCam 4000 web camera.

    The other two I’m still working on.


  7. Dr. Plait doesn’t use the ban hammer often, but in this case, I think BUNNY deserves it. Not for having a different opinion, that’s fine; but rather for being so obnoxious about it…

  8. Dang, Bunny got deleted as spam, making my previous post recursive…


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