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Nicholas Campion, Kepler College board member and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, has an interesting commentary on the Huffington Post. "It's a shocking fact that there has never been a human culture which has not related its myths, institutions and identity to the stars. This is as true of the modern West as it was of our stone-age ancestors, and is as relevant to the last, surviving, indigenous inhabitants of Amazonia, as it is of today's American astronomers. After all, no scientist spends cold nights scanning the sky in search of new stars, or long…
Reporters were out in force at UAC 2012 in New Orleans. But, like with most reporting on astrology conferences, they were more interested in the cute or sensational. The Associated Press had an overview (click here to read) and they all covered the panel on the Presidential election (where panelists selected Obama to win). 
Archeologists have discovered Maya astronomical tables that are hundreds of years older than any previously discovered and which show a variation of the Mayan calendar. The wall markings, which date from the 9th century, were discovered in the ancient Maya city of Xultun, in the northeastern corner of Guatemala. Read more
The headlines state that "Fox & Friends Invites Astrologer To Discuss Obama And Hillary Clinton’s Future Political Careers" and that Kepler graduate Chris Brennan looked at the charts to give his prediction. Click here to read the article. To read the version on ABC news, click here.
An article in the Washington post notes that there is a rare conjunction of Venus and the Sun coming this May and June:  It’s a setup of cosmic proportions. May starts with super bright Venus extraordinarily high in the western sky, but the planet falls out of view by month’s end, leaving us earthlings positioned for one of nature’s rarest of events: A transit of Venus across the sun on June 5 and 6. Click here to Link to the article
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