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A Comet Cometh Dec. 06, 2018

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Week of Dec. 9-15, 2018 Not many know the name Carl Alvar Wirtanen, but in December many stargazers ... Read More

A Comet Worth Seeking Aug. 30, 2018

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Week of September 2-9, 2018 It's been quite a while since we've seen a bright comet in our skies. Ma... Read More

Finding the Celestial Giraffe Apr. 26, 2018

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Week of April 29-May 5, 2018 Every week, I try to write about a feature of the night sky that's fair... Read More

Finding the Largest Constellation Apr. 05, 2018

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Week of April 12-18, 2015 If someone were to ask you which is the largest of all constellations, wou... Read More

The Mysterious Case of Epsilon Aurigae Nov. 02, 2017

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Week of Nov. 5-11, 2017 Ever since I was a youngster, I've been fascinated by how crime scene inves... Read More

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 16, 2017

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

Mira, the Wonderful Jan. 26, 2017

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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

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

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

Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors Dec. 08, 2016

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Week of December 11-17, 2016 It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much o... Read More

Celestial Second Bananas Jun. 02, 2016

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Week of June 5-11, 2016 Back in the days of burlesque, there was a skit involving three comedians in... Read More

Queen Berenice's Hair Mar. 31, 2016

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Week of April 3-9, 2016 Just about every indigenous culture on Earth established a unique set of co... Read More

Seeing the 'Unseeable' Feb. 18, 2016

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Week of Feb. 21-27, 2016 On a recent trip to Africa, I was struck by the remarkable ability of safar... Read More

Watching Earth-Orbiting Satellites Feb. 11, 2016

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Week of Feb. 14-20, 2016 Baby boomers may easily recall the first days of spaceflight. It was an ex... Read More

The Great Winter Oval Dec. 19, 2013

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Week of Dec. 22-28, 2013 If you've ever quit an evening of stargazing in frustration because you jus... Read More