About 2,000 people crowded around UC Riverside’s bell tower, many strung out in long lines to await the chance to squint through a telescope at Monday’s partial eclipse. “It was wonderful, amazing,” said Robin Noriega, 54, of Riverside, who said she and her family enjoyed not only the eclipse but the party atmosphere of the crowd. “People were very generous and shared their glasses.
Most solar telescopes these days are in space. But there is still an active ground-based one perched at the end of a jetty on Big Bear Lake. Astronomers there are excited about today’s eclipse. Chief observer Claude Plymate is so thrilled, he left for Oregon. He’ll be in the town of Mitchell, with a host of amateur astronomers, as the moon completely blocks out the sun in that section of the United States. Plymate said he put in for vacation time 11 months ago so he could see his third total eclipse.
Last week’s violent confrontation between white supremacist groups and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va., began with a torchlight march on the University of Virginia campus that ended with the two sides battling one another. Colleges and universities have been frequent focal points in recent clashes involving those with extreme right-wing views. Violence recently broke out at UC Berkeley when Breitbart editor and author Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".