astronomy http://wwno.org en Shreveport astro society takes a last look at Saturn http://wwno.org/post/shreveport-astro-society-takes-last-look-saturn <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society is sponsoring a free star party Saturday, offering the last chance to see Saturn until next summer.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times reports the show will go on from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory on Louisiana Highway 175.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:25:21 +0000 The Associated Press 18508 at http://wwno.org Starry-Eyed In Arizona Observe The Heavens http://wwno.org/post/starry-eyed-arizona-observe-heavens Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>There may be no better town in America for observing the heavens than Tucson, Arizona. It has low humidity, high elevation and a darkened desert. That part of the state has attracted quite a few astronomers, both professional and amateur. We sent NPR's Peter Breslow to Tucson to seek out this community of stargazers.<p>PETER BRESLOW, BYLINE: Our story starts not with a darkened constellation-pocked sky, but under a blazing sun on June 5th. It's one of the rarest of celestial events, the transit of Venus across the sun. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:49:00 +0000 Peter Breslow 15748 at http://wwno.org