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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

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

Spotting the Seven Sisters Dec. 01, 2016

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Week of December 4-10, 2016 One of the wonderful features of the nighttime sky is its timelessness.... Read More

Buying Your First Telescope Nov. 24, 2016

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Week of November 27-December 3, 2016 Well, it's that time of year again. The holidays are barreling... Read More

A Celestial Halloween Oct. 27, 2016

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Week of October 30-November 5, 2016 Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, oh, my! That's what many of us w... Read More

Finding Uranus after Dark Oct. 06, 2016

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Week of October 9-15, 2016 If there's one thing I've learned during my decades of living on this pla... Read More

Seeing a Double Planet -- and More! Aug. 18, 2016

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Week of August 21-27, 2016 Have you noticed those three bright stars appearing low in the western sk... Read More

Paths of the Moon and Sun This Summer Jun. 16, 2016

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Week of June 19-25, 2016 As the sun disappears from view behind the western horizon on the evenings ... Read More

Spotting Elusive Mercury Apr. 07, 2016

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Week of April 10-16, 2016 I remember many years ago sitting in Ms. Schnitzer's fourth-grade classro... 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 Our Dusty Solar System Feb. 25, 2016

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

Seeking Southern Hemisphere Constellations Feb. 04, 2016

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Week of Feb. 7-13, 2016 The Earth is round. Now, while most of my readers will find this no great re... Read More