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Transit of Venus (2012)

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  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti
    Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and gateway to many South Pacific voyages, has a cosmopolitan French/Polynesian ambiance and many natural and cultural attractions. And chances are good that travelers who go to Papeete to embark on a cruise to the Society Islands and other isles of the South Pacific, will have more than a day to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. Flights typically arrive at Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport in the evening from the west coast of the U.S. and cruise ships generally dock overnight there before setting sail in late afternoon, and on the return, vessels usually also overnight in Papeete and flights back to the U.S. depart in the evening the next day.
  • What stargazers can look forward to in 2013

    What stargazers can look forward to in 2013
    There is no Transit of Venus to be watched in 2013, or any major eclipses visible for long from Maryland, but local sky watchers say there is still plenty to look forward to seeing in the night sky. There could be a few opportunities to see rare...

    Live music this week: Killing us softly

    Live music this week: Killing us softly
    High temperatures bring increasingly sparse concert schedules for local venues. With April's average highs rising past 80 degrees, it's clear the low season has begun. The only musician Hard Rock Live has booked for the rest of the month is Roberta...

    NASA fast-motion video of sun: 'Violent dance'

    NASA fast-motion video of sun: 'Violent dance'
    The sun is ramping up toward solar maximum -- the white-hot peak of activity in an 11-year cycle -- and NASA has been snapping images of the phenomenon every 12 seconds for three years. The space agency put together a three-minute video showing images...

    'The Novel Cure' by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

    "Can you recommend a book?" is a frequent question in my line of work, and I plan to recommend "The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You" to the next person who asks me. Authors Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin...