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Solar System Show at Dawn Feb. 13, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Feb. 16-22, 2020 For this week's sky show, I'm afraid you'll have to set your alarm and get ... Read More

Mars and Its Rival Jan. 16, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 19-25, 2020 If you're like most folks, you don't like to rise before the sun to head ou... Read More

Planetary Dance at Dusk Nov. 21, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 24-30, 2019 You may have noticed two bright "stars" shining in the southwestern sky at ... Read More

Find the Seventh Planet Oct. 17, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Oct. 20-26, 2019 Last week, we checked out the brightest object in the nighttime sky —... Read More

Catching the Elusive Planet Mercury Jun. 20, 2019

Stargazers

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

My Longtime Celestial Friend May. 30, 2019

Stargazers

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

Seeing Halley's Comet (Well, Sort of) Apr. 25, 2019

Stargazers

Week of April 28-May 4, 2019 Do you remember seeing Halley's Comet — the most famous of all ce... Read More

Our Dusty Solar System Mar. 21, 2019

Stargazers

Week of March 24-30, 2019 One of my least favorite household chores is dusting. Here in the desert,... Read More

At the Edge of Space, Photos of a Snowman Jan. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

Let's pause from the chaos of the U.S. federal government — with its breakdowns and shutdowns ... 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

Finding Neptune After Dark Aug. 25, 2016

Stargazers

Week of August 28-September 3, 2016 Remember a few years back when Pluto was deemed to no longer be ... Read More

A Solar System Show at Dusk Jul. 28, 2016

Stargazers

Week of July 21-August 6, 2016 It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening ... Read More

Seeing Our Dusty Solar System Feb. 25, 2016

Stargazers

Week of Feb. 28 — March 5, 2016 Stargazers who spend time in dark, rural locations are fortun... Read More

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