Your Once in a Lifetime Chance to see a Star Explode! It’ll happen any day now!

What, really?  See a star explode – go Nova or Supernova?  But aren’t those completely unpredictable?  How can we know when to look?
Like so much else that science shows us, it’s complicated.  The upshot is that some are very predictable, and brightest predictable one in the entire night sky in your lifetime is expected to explode before Samhain this year – literally any day now.  Here’s how to see it.

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Success! We did it! A Celebration of the Discovery of the Big Bang is coming on April 20! Can you be there? [Starstuff, Contemplating]

The celebrations on April 20th at the site of the Horn in Holmdel NJ begins with a ribbon cutting at 10 am, which will include Robert Wilson, who was one of the original discoverers of the Big Bang in 1964 (!).  Following that is the celebration of the discovery of the Big Bang by the Deeptime Network (preregistration is required for that as attendance is limited – register here before it fills up), with the rest of the day following.  If it works for you, this could be a great Naturalistic Pagan Pilgrimage.  

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News Flash! The bright star Betelgeuse will be occulted (eclipsed) by an Asteroid Tomorrow Night (December 11-12) – only visible in a narrow band, or online

For many of our Ancestors, eclipses were times of terror and dread.  Now we can forecast them with precision down to a fraction of a second, and understand well what is going on.  Plus, we can even predict events with a narrower path of view – like the once in a lifetime “eclipse” of Betelgeuse (the bright red star of Orion’s left hand) by an asteroid!

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