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April 14 2013 Astronomy Newsletter

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Here's the latest article from the Astronomy site at

Milky Way - Facts for Kids
We live in the Milky Way galaxy. When we look up at the sky all the stars we see are part of the Milky Way. But did you know that most of the Galaxy is made of mysterious, invisible dark matter and that there's an even darker secret at its heart? 

*Yuri's Night*

April 12 is Yuri's Night, the World Space Party, which each year commemorates the first human to orbit the Earth, Yuri Gagarin. You can see a film made for the 50th anniversary, which uses footage taken from the ISS to recreate Gagarin's orbit. Read about “First Orbit” here: The film is available on You Tube and the article includes a link.

*Spring Astronomy Day*

April 20 is spring Astronomy Day. Find out more here: The article includes links to sites where you can find out more about the events going on.

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