New Astronomy Center Presents an Online Universe of
Stargazing Tips, Videos, Blogs, and Beyond

STATE COLLEGE, PA, August 28, 2007– today announced the
launch of the redesigned and expanded Astronomy Center.
( This interest area features a
wealth of astronomy-related content for beginners, experts, and everyone

The Astronomy Center has been launched on the date of a total lunar eclipse
which took place pre-dawn today between 4:51 AM and 5:32 AM EST. It is also
available in time for the end of August when Jupiter, Neptune, and the
annual Perseid meteor shower are most visible. Visitors to the site are
provided with all the up-to-date information, advice, and news they need to
observe these and other phenomena in the night skies. The
( Astronomy Center features:

* Detailed nightly viewing conditions including planet, moon, and weather
forecast data

* An interactive star chart that depicts the sky from any location on Earth
and shows the position of constellations day or night

* An astronomy video with meteorologist Katrina Voss featuring recent news
and events in astronomy

* User-generated astronomy photos

* A weekly blog by Meteorologist Lisa Wieser that discusses celestial
objects, events, and notable people in astronomy

* A hobbyist section that provides anything from stargazing and equipment
tips to a Q&A corner for readers’ astronomy-related questions

* Coming Soon: Astronomy widgets and Microsoft Vista gadgets, including a
solar eclipse calculator and a meteor shower tracker

“Our Astronomy Center has long been one of the most popular destinations on,” said Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of New Media for “Our redesigned and expanded Astronomy Center provides
information, data, and gadgets to please astronomy enthusiasts of all
levels of interest and experience.” offers users a variety of other popular special interest
areas including Health, Home and Garden, and Travel Centers.

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