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The Celestial Strongman May. 21, 2020

Stargazers

Week of May 24-30, 2020 No matter how long I study the sky, there will always be star groupings I ju... Read More

A Cosmic Menagerie May. 07, 2020

Stargazers

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

Measure the Sky Apr. 23, 2020

Stargazers

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

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

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

A Faded Star Jan. 23, 2020

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2020 If you've been stargazing at all recently, you may have noticed the g... 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

Mercury's Inescapable Destiny May. 17, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The ancient Chinese divination text suggests that wisdom comes through interaction and communication... Read More

A Comet Cometh Dec. 06, 2018

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 9-15, 2018 Not many know the name Carl Alvar Wirtanen, but in December many stargazers ... Read More

A Comet Worth Seeking Aug. 30, 2018

Stargazers

Week of September 2-9, 2018 It's been quite a while since we've seen a bright comet in our skies. Ma... Read More

Finding the Celestial Giraffe Apr. 26, 2018

Stargazers

Week of April 29-May 5, 2018 Every week, I try to write about a feature of the night sky that's fair... Read More

Finding the Largest Constellation Apr. 05, 2018

Stargazers

Week of April 12-18, 2015 If someone were to ask you which is the largest of all constellations, wou... Read More

The Mysterious Case of Epsilon Aurigae Nov. 02, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 5-11, 2017 Ever since I was a youngster, I've been fascinated by how crime scene inves... Read More

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 19-25, 2017 Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from r... Read More

Mira, the Wonderful Jan. 26, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2017 There will soon be an extra star in our nighttime sky. It's hard to be... Read More

Well, That's a Star of a Different Color! Jan. 05, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 8-14, 2017 I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've ... Read More

Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors Dec. 08, 2016

Stargazers

Week of December 11-17, 2016 It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much o... Read More

Celestial Second Bananas Jun. 02, 2016

Stargazers

Week of June 5-11, 2016 Back in the days of burlesque, there was a skit involving three comedians in... Read More