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Seeing the Inner Planets at Dawn May. 25, 2017

Stargazers

Week of May 28-June 3, 2017 It's always fun to ask stargazers why they believe that if Mercury is t... Read More

Making Friends With Vega May. 18, 2017

Stargazers

Week of May 21-27, 2017 Of all the books I've read during my 43-year astronomy career, my favorite ... Read More

A Celestial Menagerie May. 11, 2017

Stargazers

Week of May 14-20, 2017 Look back into history and you'll find that just about every indigenous cul... Read More

Message to the Stars Apr. 27, 2017

Stargazers

Week of April 30-May 6, 2017 On Nov. 16, 1974, astronomers sent skyward a cryptic three-minute radi... Read More

Mooning Around With Jupiter Apr. 20, 2017

Stargazers

Week of April 23-29, 2017 It was little over four centuries ago that the great Italian astronomer G... Read More

Enjoying the Lyrids Meteor Shower Apr. 13, 2017

Stargazers

Week of April 16-22, 2017 With springtime well underway, stargazers are beginning to retreat from t... Read More

Time Travel Among the Stars Apr. 06, 2017

Stargazers

Week of April 9-15, 2017 It's been said that most of what we know about the universe comes to us in... Read More

The Return of Jupiter Mar. 30, 2017

Stargazers

Week of April 2-8, 2017 What a great way to begin springtime. Jupiter is back in our night sky, and... Read More

Realm of the Galaxies Mar. 23, 2017

Stargazers

Week of March 26-April 1, 2017 After the moon sets this week, get away from bright city lights and ... Read More

Finding the Horse and Rider Mar. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of March 19-25, 2017 We terrestrial stargazers have it easy. We orbit a single star, and we lo... Read More

The Brilliant Stars of the Winter Hexagon Mar. 09, 2017

Stargazers

Week of March 12-18, 2017 Spring is about to spring here in the Earth's Northern Hemisphere. First ... Read More

Finding the Celestial Lion Mar. 02, 2017

Stargazers

Week of March 5-11, 2017 I've spent more than three fun decades working in some of the great planet... Read More

Return of the Dippers Feb. 23, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 26-March 4, 2017 It's amazing how stargazing often takes me back to my childhood, ... Read More

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 19-25, 2017 Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from r... Read More

Crescent Venus at Dusk Feb. 09, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 12-18, 2017 It was during the early years of the 17th century that the Italian ast... Read More

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Feb. 02, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 5-11, 2017 If you're looking for a celestial challenge this week, you're in luck. ... Read More

Mira, the Wonderful Jan. 26, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2017 There will soon be an extra star in our nighttime sky. It's hard to be... Read More

A Binocular Treat Jan. 19, 2017

Stargazers

Week of January 22-28, 2017 If you're like me, you've been marveling at the brilliant star now appe... Read More

A Stunning Celestial Sparkler Jan. 12, 2017

Stargazers

Week of January 15-21, 2017 Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow an... Read More

Well, That's a Star of a Different Color! Jan. 05, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 8-14, 2017 I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've ... Read More