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NICK STROBEL: Late Easter date, lunar eclipse top astronomy news

By The Bakersfield Californian
Thursday, Apr 17 2014 05:44 PM

Astronomy Day was well-attended even though last Sunday's paper showed there was a number of competing activities occurring throughout town. A large crowd gathered to hear Alex Filippenko introduce the fundamentals of cosmology (the study of the nature and origin of the universe and how it changes over time) and how something called "dark energy" explains the increasing speed of the expansion of...

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  2. HERB BENHAM: Home travels to him for son's 30th

    Thursday, Apr 17 2014 10:52 AM

    For his birthday dinner, Herbie wanted something from Bakersfield that reminded him of home. We brought pit beef, garlic...

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    Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 03:38 PM

    Although the wait staff is top-billed, at the Celebrity Waiters Luncheon it's the attendees who are getting the star...

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