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Planetary Dance at Dawn Jan. 04, 2018


Week of Jan. 7-13, 2018 Stargazers can begin their new year with a celestial treat, but only if they... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings Jun. 08, 2017


Week of June 11-17, 2017 If I were to ask which you think is our solar system's most beautiful plan... Read More

Mooning Around With Jupiter Apr. 20, 2017


Week of April 23-29, 2017 It was little over four centuries ago that the great Italian astronomer G... Read More

Planetary Shoulder Shrug Mar. 30, 2017

Horoscopes by Holiday

We only see what we look at, and even then we still don't really see the thing outside of where it i... Read More

The Return of Jupiter Mar. 30, 2017


Week of April 2-8, 2017 What a great way to begin springtime. Jupiter is back in our night sky, and... Read More

Seeing a Double Planet -- and More! Aug. 18, 2016


Week of August 21-27, 2016 Have you noticed those three bright stars appearing low in the western sk... Read More

Six Planets and the Moon Aug. 11, 2016


Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely i... Read More

A Solar System Show at Dusk Jul. 28, 2016


Week of July 21-August 6, 2016 It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening ... Read More

In Manufacturing, Americans Are Back in Action Jul. 07, 2016

Froma Harrop

Reports of NASA's Juno spacecraft's entering the orbit around Jupiter lit a sparkler in this America... Read More

Spotting Elusive Mercury Apr. 07, 2016


Week of April 10-16, 2016 I remember many years ago sitting in Ms. Schnitzer's fourth-grade classro... Read More

By Jove, Jupiter is Back! Mar. 03, 2016


Week of March 6 — 12, 2016 I've missed Jupiter. That may seem like a corny thing to say, but... Read More

Venus and Jupiter at Odds Jan. 18, 2016

Horoscopes by Holiday

Venus and Jupiter are still at odds, and the Taurus moon is a bull in the china shop of love. Chance... Read More

Planetary Trio at Dawn Oct. 22, 2015


Week of Oct. 25-31, 2015 When the earliest stargazers gazed skyward, they carefully mapped the posit... Read More

Chuckle Bros

Feb. 27, 2014

By Jove, Jupiter's Back! Jan. 02, 2014


Week of Jan. 5-11, 2014 What a great way to begin the new year. Jupiter is back in our night sky, an... Read More

An Exciting New Year of Cosmic Wonder Dec. 26, 2013


An Exciting New Year of Cosmic Wonder Week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 I really enjoy the begin... Read More

The Ecliptic at Dawn Nov. 14, 2013


Week of Nov. 17-23, 2013 Early risers this week will see a beautiful string of planetary pearls shi... Read More