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Which Astronomy Books Are Best? Dec. 13, 2018

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Week of Dec. 16-22, 2018 One of the most common questions I get around the holiday gift-giving seaso... Read More

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

Buying Your First Telescope Nov. 22, 2018

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Week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2018 During many of my public stargazing programs, I'm frequently asked, "Wh... 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

What Time Is It? Nov. 01, 2018

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Week of Nov. 4-10, 2018 Here we are at that magical time of year when I encounter a surprising numbe... Read More

Watching Night Rise Sep. 27, 2018

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Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2018 I've always felt that we learn best when something intrigues us enough... Read More

A Change of Seasons Sep. 13, 2018

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Week of Sept. 16-22, 2018 Around this time of year, I've had just about enough of summertime. Grant... Read More

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