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When Darkness Falls May. 28, 2020

Stargazers

Week of May 31 - June 6, 2020 Sometimes, we astronomers toss around terms that we consider to be "ob... Read More

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dusk May. 14, 2020

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Week of May 17-23, 2020 Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet it's not the hottest of our so... Read More

A Cosmic Menagerie May. 07, 2020

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Week of May 10-16, 2020 Nearly every indigenous culture on Earth established its own unique set of c... Read More

Seeing the Earth's Shadow Apr. 30, 2020

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Week of May 3-9, 2020 During spring and summer months, it's fun to sit outdoors and gaze at the star... Read More

Measure the Sky Apr. 23, 2020

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Week of April 26 - May 2, 2020 It was a beautiful sunny day in 1966, and I remember it well. There I... Read More

Enjoying the Lyrid Meteor Shower Apr. 16, 2020

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Week of April 19-25, 2020 With springtime well underway, now's a great time to "self-isolate" far fr... Read More

Planetary Dance at Dawn Apr. 09, 2020

Stargazers

Week of April 12-18, 2020 A wonderful assortment of solar system bodies converges high in the southe... Read More

Finding Arcturus and Spica Apr. 02, 2020

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Week of April 5-11, 2020 The brilliant moon dominates our evening sky this week. Expect it to reach ... Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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