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It’s once in a blue moon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) There's something everyone does once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday was the day to do what you do occasionally.Thousands ... Read more...

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Once in a blue moon, this Friday


August 30th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There's something everyone does every once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday is the day to do that thing you ... Read more...

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Students measure Earth’s circumference on longest summer day


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Students from various Delhi schools participated in an exercise Thursday to measure the Earth's circumference on the longest day of the summer.Organised by Science Popularisation ... Read more...

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Earth’s circumference to be measured at Jantar Mantar


June 20th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With June 21 being the Summer Solstice and the year's longest day, the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) here will mark Thursday ... Read more...

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India to miss ‘Ring of Fire’ during Monday’s solar eclipse


May 20th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As sky gazers in various parts of the world gear up to watch Monday's annular solar eclipse - a rare event in which the sun ... Read more...

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Watch ‘Ring of Fire’ during Monday’s solar eclipse


May 19th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Sky gazers in parts of the world are up for a celestial treat Monday (May 21) when an annular solar eclipse takes place - a ... Read more...

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Moon comes closest to Earth (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) As the clock struck 9.05 p.m., space enthusiasts were out to catch the glimpse of the year's biggest and brightest moon, as the celestial body ... Read more...

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Moon to come closest to earth Sunday night


May 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Star gazers in the capital are in for a celestial treat Sunday night as it will be the only night in 2012 when the moon ... Read more...

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Moon to be brightest Sunday


May 5th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Watch out for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year Sunday -- it will shine at its brightest and look the biggest.This ... Read more...

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Moon to be biggest, brightest May 6


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Get ready for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year May 6, as it will shine at its brightest and look the ... Read more...

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Explore stars in the US from India using internet telescope


April 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Students from nearly 80 Delhi schools will soon get an opportunity to explore the night skies in the US while sitting in India using internet ... Read more...

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Delhi’s stargazers to watch skies during Earth hour Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Stargazers in the capital will Saturday get a chance to observe celestial bodies in a sky free from light pollution as the city will turn ... Read more...

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Art improves recovery from stroke


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Patients who appreciate music, painting and theatre have better chances of recovery from stroke than patients who do not, says a new study.Stroke is the third ... Read more...

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Mars to be closest to Earth on March 5


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Watch out for Mars shining brightly in the sky around midnight Monday, as the red planet will be closest to the Earth.Nowadays, you can see ... Read more...

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Heritage Walk organized to celebrate National Science Day


February 28th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Around a hundred Delhiites, including school and college students, astronomy enthusiasts and several tourists Tuesday participated in a heritage walk to celebrate National Science Day.Organised ... Read more...

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Celestial treat on R-Day


January 25th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Sky gazers can look forward to a celestial treat on the evening of Republic Day Thursday, with a conjunction of the Moon and Venus providing ... Read more...

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Fatwa changed history of ‘The Satanic Verses’, says Ben Okri


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The interpretation of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" has changed with the "fatwa", says Man Booker winning Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri."Everything that affects the ... Read more...

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Watch out for Jupiter, Moon conjunction Tuesday


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) As the sun goes down Tuesday evening, two of the brightest objects in the winter sky - Jupiter and the moon - will get together ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘paathshaala’ for prospective ‘netas’


December 31st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) It is poll-time in India's largest state. And as election euphoria sweeps Uttar Pradesh, a coaching institute in Agra has announced a unique crash course - ... Read more...

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Watch out for Geminid meteor shower Wednesday


December 12th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Sky gazers can look forward to an exhibition of celestial fireworks as the night sky will be lit up by Geminid meteor showers that are ... Read more...

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Total lunar eclipse on Saturday


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With the year's last lunar eclipse on Saturday, and the next only after three years, citizens can look forward to a view of the moon ... Read more...

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World Space Week to be observed from Tuesday


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The World Space Week (WSW), an annual event that aims to sensitise masses towards space science, will be observed Oct 4-10, an NGO organising the ... Read more...

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Delhi schoolkids observe autumn equinox


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Students from 10 schools in and around the national capital got together at the Jantar Mantar Friday to observe the autumn equinox, the NGO which ... Read more...

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Watch autumn equinox at Jantar Mantar Thursday


September 21st, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) School students can watch the autumnal equinox at the Jantar Mantar here Thursday, an NGO said. An equinox occurs twice a year when the day ... Read more...

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Clouds may obscure Perseids meteor showers Saturday


August 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Overcast skies under a full moon are likely to deprive Delhi sky gazers of one of the finest celestial spectacles Saturday night: the Perseids ... Read more...

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A solar eclipse for penguins, sea leopards?


July 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Sky gazers in India and around the world will be a disappointed lot as they won't be able to witness the partial solar eclipse occurring ... Read more...

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India witnesses rare Venus eclipse


June 30th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Indians Thursday witnessed a rare sight when Venus was eclipsed by the Moon as seen from the Earth."The eclipsing, called occultation, took place between 1.18 ... Read more...

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Rare Venus eclipse Thursday


June 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planet Venus will be eclipsed by the Moon -- as seen from the earth -- Thursday."This eclipsing is called occultation, similar to what happens in ... Read more...

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From terrace, nightlong chase for century’s darkest eclipse (With Images)


June 16th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi June 16 (IANS) They watched in astonishment as the night sky gobbled up the moon for about an hour. Telescopes trained, munching on snacks, a clutch of Indians, ... Read more...

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During longest eclipse, a Chand ka Langar to break taboo


June 16th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the clock striking 11.30 p.m., space aficionados will be hooked to their telescopes, scanning the star-lit sky for a glimpse of the extraordinary celestial ... Read more...

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Delhiites set to witness darkest lunar eclipse


June 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Some will visit the Nehru Planetarium while others will arm themselves with telescopes and take their places on their terraces -- Delhiites are all set ... Read more...

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India to witness darkest lunar eclipse Wednesday


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India will Wednesday witness the darkest lunar eclipse of this century with an expected duration of 100 minutes, considered by astronomy institutions to be one ... Read more...

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India to miss partial solar eclipse


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sky gazers in India will miss the year's second partial solar eclipse Wednesday as it will not be visible in the country.The partial solar eclipse ... Read more...

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Day, night to be equal Monday


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Day and night will be of equal duration Monday, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.According to the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators ... Read more...

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Earth will see bigger, brighter Moon Saturday


March 19th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Moon will look bigger and brighter from the Earth Saturday as the rare celestial phenomenon called 'supermoon' will take place in the night sky."Supermoon ... Read more...

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