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Man on the Moon Jul. 11, 2019

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Week of July 14-20, 2019 It occurred 50 years ago this week. Nearly everyone alive at the time remem... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings Jul. 04, 2019

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Week of July 7-13, 2019 It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, so if I were t... Read More

Earth at Aphelion Jun. 27, 2019

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Week of June 30-July 6, 2019 While you're enjoying the pool and soaking up some rays this summer, tr... Read More

Catching the Elusive Planet Mercury Jun. 20, 2019

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Week of June 23-29, 2019 Mercury is one of those planets we rarely see. Unlike Venus, which can domi... Read More

Spring Turns to Summer Jun. 13, 2019

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Week of June 16-22, 2019 A change of seasons is coming in just a few days. Officially, the summer s... Read More

By Jove, Jupiter Is Back! Jun. 06, 2019

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Week of June 9-15, 2019 I've missed Jupiter. That may seem like a corny thing to say, but when one e... Read More

My Longtime Celestial Friend May. 30, 2019

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Week of June 2-8, 2019 Summer is on its way to Earth's Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes a chan... Read More

See the Dwarf Planet Ceres May. 23, 2019

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Week of May 26-June 1, 2019 It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mat... Read More

Make Friends with Vega May. 16, 2019

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Week of May 19-25, 2019 Over my 40-year-plus career, I've read a lot of astronomy books. You may be ... Read More

Our Changing Big Dipper May. 09, 2019

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Week of May 12-18, 2019 Like you, I've lived and worked on this planet for many years and, in that t... Read More

La Superba After Dark May. 02, 2019

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Week of May 5-11, 2019 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glori... Read More

Queen Berenice's Hair Apr. 18, 2019

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Week of April 21-27, 2019 Modern astronomers recognize 88 constellations in the heavens. These cover... Read More

The Great Celestial Hunter Jan. 17, 2019

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Week of Jan. 20-26, 2019 One of my favorite constellations in all the heavens has made its grand ret... Read More

Star Names Nov. 08, 2018

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Week of Nov. 11-17, 2018 With the holiday season barreling toward us like an out-of-control sleigh, ... Read More

Seeing Double in Perseus Oct. 04, 2018

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Week of Oct. 7-13, 2018 We astronomers call them "faint fuzzies," and if you have a good dark sky aw... Read More

A String of Planetary Pearls Aug. 23, 2018

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Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2018 Stargazers who have been out during early evenings over the past month... Read More

Reading a Star Map May. 31, 2018

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Week of June 3-9, 2018 I still recall how challenging it was to find my way around the sky for the f... Read More

A Celestial Menagerie May. 11, 2017

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

Big Dipper Through the Millennia May. 26, 2016

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Week of May 29-June 4, 2016 Years of living and working have taught me many lessons. But one lesson ... Read More

Celestial Grouping in Scorpius Apr. 14, 2016

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Week of April 17-23, 2016 What a wonderful assortment of celestial bodies we'll be able to see this... Read More