Celebrate the Holidays, From Space!

Zooniverse’s Advent Calendar.

Its December, so many people are getting ready to celebrate … something, be it Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, National Pie Day (today!), Emily Dickinson’s birthday (Dec. 10) or National Wear Plunger on Your Head Day (Dec. 18), or just being able to get together with family or having some time off work.

To help you celebrate, there are lots of online spacey goodies. The Zooniverse started the Zooniverse Advent Calendar, similar to the one-a-day-chocolate-treat calendars we all love, but this calendar includes a surprise each day such as special images, downloads and even a couple of very big pieces of news (since no one has figured out how to send chocolate over the web, yet.) Click this link, or the top image to access, as the calendar is now operational.

Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society Blog has her own advent calendar with image treats, and Door Number 1 is now open! Emily’s calendar goes all the way to the New Year, which is even better for more great images.

And there’s more! (…) Read the rest of Celebrate the Holidays, From Space! (215 words)

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