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Little Big Moon Aug. 08, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Aug. 11-17, 2019 One of the most beautiful sights in nature is a massive, full moon rising o... Read More

How Far Are the Stars? Aug. 01, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Aug. 4-10, 2019 Guests on my popular Borrego Night Sky Tours quickly become accustomed to he... Read More

Counting Stars Jul. 25, 2019

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Week of July 28-Aug. 3, 2019 Whenever I'm out presenting a sky tour on a clear dark night, I often a... Read More

The Great Summer Triangle Jul. 18, 2019

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Week of July 21-27, 2019 Now that we in the Northern Hemisphere are firmly rooted in summertime, we ... Read More

Man on the Moon Jul. 11, 2019

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Week of July 14-20, 2019 It occurred 50 years ago this week. Nearly everyone alive at the time remem... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings Jul. 04, 2019

Stargazers

Week of July 7-13, 2019 It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, so if I were t... Read More

Earth at Aphelion Jun. 27, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 30-July 6, 2019 While you're enjoying the pool and soaking up some rays this summer, tr... Read More

Short Takes on the Netflix Show That Wasn't, and the Petition Drive it Provoked Jun. 24, 2019

Daily Editorials

Return to Disorder Devout Christians from the group Return to Order are so upset over an online show... Read More

Catching the Elusive Planet Mercury Jun. 20, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 23-29, 2019 Mercury is one of those planets we rarely see. Unlike Venus, which can domi... Read More

Spring Turns to Summer Jun. 13, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 16-22, 2019 A change of seasons is coming in just a few days. Officially, the summer s... Read More

By Jove, Jupiter Is Back! Jun. 06, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 9-15, 2019 I've missed Jupiter. That may seem like a corny thing to say, but when one e... Read More

See the Dwarf Planet Ceres May. 23, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 26-June 1, 2019 It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mat... Read More

Make Friends with Vega May. 16, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 19-25, 2019 Over my 40-year-plus career, I've read a lot of astronomy books. You may be ... Read More

Our Changing Big Dipper May. 09, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 12-18, 2019 Like you, I've lived and worked on this planet for many years and, in that t... Read More

La Superba After Dark May. 02, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 5-11, 2019 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glori... Read More

Seeing Halley's Comet (Well, Sort of) Apr. 25, 2019

Stargazers

Week of April 28-May 4, 2019 Do you remember seeing Halley's Comet — the most famous of all ce... Read More

Queen Berenice's Hair Apr. 18, 2019

Stargazers

Week of April 21-27, 2019 Modern astronomers recognize 88 constellations in the heavens. These cover... Read More

Does the Moon Rotate or Doesn't It? Apr. 11, 2019

Stargazers

Week of April 14-20, 2019 Another month has passed, and another full moon shines in our sky this wee... Read More

Watching Earth-Orbiting Satellites Apr. 04, 2019

Stargazers

Week of April 7-13, 2019 One of my favorite springtime activities is to watch satellites pass across... Read More

A Rivalry of Cosmic Proportions Mar. 07, 2019

Stargazers

A Rivalry of Cosmic Proportions Gazing into the dark, starry heavens of a cool springtime evening i... Read More