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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Hanging on to the Stars

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Every 20 minutes on most nights in the 1950s, two telescopes in the New Mexico desert took pictures of the sky. When the Harvard-Smithsonian Meteor Study shoot ended in the late 1950s, thousands of pictures had documented that wedge of the universe. More than 40 years later, North Carolina astronomers Bob Hayward and Mike Castelaz of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) began examining the 40,000 images and found unexpected novae.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5, 7, 9, f