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* '''How far back?'''.  For a given astronomical distance provide a world event (scrape Wikipedia) that was occurring when the light we are now recieving set off. Useful for outreach e.g Cygnus X (MSF region) at 1.7kpc ~ 5500 light years so it set off in 3500BC when... "The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification." Clearly it'll be more fun the closer you get to home... [Adam]
 
* '''How far back?'''.  For a given astronomical distance provide a world event (scrape Wikipedia) that was occurring when the light we are now recieving set off. Useful for outreach e.g Cygnus X (MSF region) at 1.7kpc ~ 5500 light years so it set off in 3500BC when... "The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification." Clearly it'll be more fun the closer you get to home... [Adam]
 
* '''Astronomy lit reviews'''. Create a place for astronomers to post their lit reviews. [Ruth]
 
* '''Astronomy lit reviews'''. Create a place for astronomers to post their lit reviews. [Ruth]
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* ''' Gender of conference speakers/questions.''' Interesting study at AAS 223 of who asks questions after talks - [http://www.astrobetter.com/report-gender-in-aas-talks/ see here] - might be interesting to carry out at NAM2014 or set up for future NAM. [Jonathan]
  
 
== Interesting Data ==
 
== Interesting Data ==

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