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How Far South Can You See? Jan. 21, 2021

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Week of Jan. 24-30, 2021 This week I spotted the star Canopus for the first time since last winter, ... Read More

Our Cosmic Ancestors Jan. 14, 2021

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Week of Jan. 17-23, 2021 We are made of star stuff. How often, over the years, have we encountered ... Read More

The 'Linking' Star Jan. 07, 2021

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Week of Jan. 10-16, 2021 Many folks believe that constellations are celestial pictures and are disap... Read More

2021: A Year of Celestial Wonder Dec. 31, 2020

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Week of Jan. 3-9, 2021 The beginning of each new year is filled with hope and optimism. This year wi... Read More

Mooning Around on Winter Nights Dec. 24, 2020

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Week of Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2021 The final full moon of 2020 arrives on Tuesday, Dec. 29, when i... Read More

A Change of Seasons Dec. 17, 2020

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Week of Dec. 20-26, 2020 Nights have been growing longer; snow is blanketing much of the land; and f... Read More

When Celestial Giants Meet Dec. 10, 2020

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Week of Dec. 13-19, 2020 If you've got a small backyard telescope, this is the time to set it up, be... Read More

Which Astronomy Books Are Best? Dec. 03, 2020

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Week of Dec. 6-12, 2020 One of the most common questions I hear around the holiday gift-giving seaso... Read More

Geminids Meteor Shower Nov. 26, 2020

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Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2020 I was well into adulthood before I ever considered spending an entire n... Read More

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Nov. 19, 2020

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Week of Nov. 22-28, 2020 During the predawn hours of Nov. 30, night owls and insomniacs in North Ame... Read More

A Celestial Soap Opera Nov. 12, 2020

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Week of Nov. 15-21, 2020 Did you ever wonder what folks did for entertainment before we had televisi... Read More

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dawn Nov. 05, 2020

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Week of Nov. 8-14, 2020 In Roman times, it was known as the god of commerce, travel and thievery. Th... Read More

The Winter Stars are Coming! Oct. 29, 2020

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Week of Nov. 1-7, 2020 Whenever I spot the constellation Taurus, the bull, rising in the east after ... Read More

A Halloween Blue Minimoon Oct. 22, 2020

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Week of Oct. 25-31, 2020 Once every blue moon, weird things will happen. Who could possibly expect a... Read More

The Demon Star Oct. 15, 2020

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Week of Oct. 18-24, 2020 It's known as Algol, the Demon Star, and it glows diabolically in our sky e... Read More

Are We Alone? Oct. 08, 2020

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Week of Oct. 11-17, 2020 Who among us has never gazed into a starry night sky and wondered, "Are we ... Read More

Encounter with the Red Planet Oct. 01, 2020

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Week of Oct. 4-10, 2020 It was Halloween eve 1938. Millions of war-jittery Americans listened as spe... Read More

Shine on Harvest Moon Sep. 24, 2020

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Week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2020 If you're looking to score some points with your sweetie, here's a g... Read More

Autumn Is Coming ... Thankfully! Sep. 17, 2020

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Week of Sept. 20-26, 2020 Well, I don't know about you, but I've had just about as much of the summe... Read More

The Celestial Dragon Sep. 10, 2020

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Week of Sept. 13-19, 2020 While leading one of my popular Night Sky Tours recently, our discussion s... Read More