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3 September, 2004

Distant Planet Revealed, Conference Announcement, New Books, NASA Posters, and More!

Periodic Dimming of Bright Starlight Reveals Distant Planet "Using a network of small telescopes and the 'transit method' of detection, scientists have made their first direct discovery of a planet orbiting a bright star." http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/newsroom/pr.cfm?ni=15000000000104 ********************************************************* September Issue of Smithsonian Magazine features arcticle on Antarctica http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues04/sep04/antarctica.html ********************************************************* Falloff in Freezes: Study Projects Decrease in Frost Days "Days when the air temperature dips below freezing will become increasingly less common across much of the world by the late 21st century, according to a modeling study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado." http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/newsroom/pr.cfm?ni=15000000000106 ********************************************************* Earth Observing System (EOS) Posters Available from NASA Explore the facets of the Earth Observing System (EOS) project with these informative, eye-catching posters. Each poster takes a specific topic ranging from ice sheets to volcanoes a nd explains what NASA scientists are doing to understand that topic. Colorful and instructional satellite images, graphs, and pictures complement the fact-filled information making the posters ideal for the classroom. http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_homepage/for_educators/eos_posters/index.php ******************************************************************* New Book Available

"Indigenous Ways to the Present: Native Whaling in the Western Arctic" Edited By: Allen P. McCartney

To order the book, please contact:

University of Utah Press


1795 E. South Campus Drive #101

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9402

Phone: 800-773-6672

Fax: 801-581-3365

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