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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

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

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

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

Mars and Its Rival Jan. 16, 2020

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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

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

Moon and Venus at Dusk Dec. 19, 2019

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

Journey from Andromeda Sep. 26, 2019

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Week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2019 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a beam of light began its... Read More

The Smallest Constellations Sep. 19, 2019

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Week of Sept. 22-28, 2019 Not all constellations are created equally. Few things illustrate this bet... Read More

The Queen and the Lizard Sep. 12, 2019

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Week of Sept. 15-21, 2019 When leading my popular Borrego Night Sky Tours, I frequently encounter st... Read More

As the World Turns Sep. 05, 2019

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Week of Sept. 8-14, 2019 We've all had those days where nothing seems to move. No matter where you g... Read More

A Colorful Stellar Pair Aug. 22, 2019

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Week of Aug. 25-31, 2019 Summer is a wonderful time for stargazing. Not only is the nighttime weathe... Read More

How Bright Are the Stars? Aug. 15, 2019

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Week of Aug. 18-24, 2019 Open any book or magazine about astronomy and you're likely to encounter th... Read More

Little Big Moon Aug. 08, 2019

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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

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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

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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