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Encounter With the Red Planet Jul. 19, 2018

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Week of July 22-28, 2018 While in college during the early 1970s, I worked one summer as a counselor... Read More

A Beautiful Sight at Dusk Jun. 07, 2018

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Week of June 10-16, 2018 Have you been watching the remarkable jewel sparkling in the western sky af... 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

Why Is the Night Sky Dark? May. 10, 2018

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Week of May 13-19, 2018 If you're out looking for the moon early this week, you'll have a tough time... Read More

The Return of Jupiter May. 03, 2018

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Week of May 6-12, 2018 An exciting spring and summer of stargazing — or should I say planet ga... Read More

Just Mooning Around Apr. 19, 2018

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Week of April 22-28, 2018 The moon shines beautifully in our evening sky this week, just as it does ... Read More

Create Your Own Star Patterns Mar. 29, 2018

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Week of April 1-7, 2018 I recall standing under the stars as a child trying to understand why the co... Read More

Sneak Peek at the Summer Sky Mar. 22, 2018

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Week of March 25-31, 2018 Despite living in the Anza-Borrego Desert of Southern California — o... Read More

New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms Mar. 15, 2018

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Week of March 18-24, 2018 It's amazing how the sky can be such a great memory trigger. I remember r... Read More

Here Come the Geminids! Dec. 07, 2017

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Week of December 10-16, 2017 Ask beginning stargazers which is the most spectacular meteor shower o... Read More

The Falling Stars of November Nov. 10, 2017

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Week of November 12-18, 2017 Anyone who has ever gazed into a dark night sky for longer than just a... Read More

A Cosmic Soap Opera Oct. 19, 2017

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Week of October 22-28, 2017 Did you ever wonder what folks did for entertainment before they had TV... Read More

Are We Alone? Oct. 05, 2017

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Week of October 8-14, 2017 Who among us has never gazed into a starry night sky and wondered, "Are ... Read More

Planetary 'Alignment' at Dawn Sep. 07, 2017

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Week of September 10-16, 2017 One of the many interesting sights in the sky is one that's completel... Read More

Finding the Farthest Planet From the Sun Aug. 24, 2017

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Week of August 27-Sept. 2, 2017 Scientists are in the business of classifying things. They classify... Read More

Capture the Cosmos! Jul. 14, 2017

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Week of July 16-22, 2017 If you can see it, you can photograph it. This is Mammana's First Law of N... Read More

In Search of Messier's Goldmine Jul. 06, 2017

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Week of July 9-15, 2017 Back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries — long before anyone ha... Read More

Check out This Week's Mini-Moon! Jun. 01, 2017

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Week of June 4-10, 2017 At least once a year we hear about the supermoon, when the full moon appear... Read More

Mooning Around With Jupiter Apr. 20, 2017

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

Time Travel Among the Stars Apr. 06, 2017

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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