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Seeing Double in the Dipper Mar. 26, 2020

Stargazers

Week of March 29 - April 4, 2020 It's pretty easy for us terrestrial stargazers, orbiting a single s... Read More

Realm of the Galaxies Mar. 19, 2020

Stargazers

Week of March 22-28, 2020 Three or four hours after sunset this week, get away from bright city ligh... Read More

Finding Leo After Dark Mar. 12, 2020

Stargazers

Week of March 15-21, 2020 Some of my fondest childhood memories come from school field trips to Phil... Read More

What Time Is It Anyway? Mar. 05, 2020

Stargazers

Week of March 8-14, 2020 Nothing's ever easy. Take time, for example. What time is it right now? Mo... Read More

Brilliant Stars of the Winter Hexagon Feb. 27, 2020

Stargazers

Week of March 1-7, 2020 Spring is about to spring here in the Earth's Northern Hemisphere. First, we... Read More

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 20, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Feb. 23-29, 2020 Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from real a... Read More

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

A Stellar Romance ... Well, Sort Of Feb. 06, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Feb. 9-15, 2020 In just a few days, Saint Valentine's Day will arrive, a time for celebratin... Read More

Well, That's a Star of a Different Color! Jan. 30, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Feb. 2-8, 2020 One thing I've learned from helping stargazers lo these many years is that be... 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

The Celestial Giraffe Jan. 09, 2020

Stargazers

Week of January 12-18, 2020 Every week, I try to present a feature of the night sky that's fairly ea... Read More

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star ... Jan. 02, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 5-11, 2020 It began as a five-verse poem called "The Star" that appeared in the 1806 pu... Read More

The First Meteor Shower of 2020 Dec. 26, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 If you missed the spectacular Geminid meteor shower of mid-Dece... Read More

Moon and Venus at Dusk Dec. 19, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 22-28, 2019 If you haven't yet checked out Venus glistening low in the southwestern sky... Read More

The Winter Solstice Dec. 12, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 15-21, 2019 One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner. Christmas? ... Read More

Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors Dec. 05, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 8-14, 2019 It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much of the ... Read More

What's Your Sign? Nov. 28, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec.1-7, 2019 Anyone frequenting singles bars back in the 1970s or '80s has surely heard the... 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

The Forward March of Mercury Nov. 20, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The Mercury retrograde ends today. A few lingering effects are to be expected — an abandoned o... Read More

The Mysterious Case of Epsilon Aurigae Nov. 14, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 17-23, 2019 Ever since I was a youngster, I've been fascinated by how crime scene inves... Read More