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A Lunar Eclipse Sneak Preview May. 13, 2021

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Week of May 16-22, 2021 Early on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, watch as the sun sets behind the we... Read More

Why Is the Night Sky Dark? May. 06, 2021

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Week of May 9-15, 2021 If you're out looking for the moon this week, you'll have a tough time findin... Read More

Why Doesn't the Moon Rotate? Apr. 22, 2021

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Week of April 25 - May 1, 2021 Here we are, already at the end of April, and with this season comes ... Read More

The Herdsman and the Crown Apr. 01, 2021

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Week of April 4-10, 2021 I always know that springtime has arrived by the stars I see during the ear... Read More

The Celestial Water Snake Mar. 25, 2021

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Week of March 28 - April 3, 2021 Springtime in the Southern California deserts is when the snakes be... Read More

Listen to the Moon Mar. 18, 2021

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Week of March 21-27, 2021 There's an old joke that I just love to tell. An elementary school teache... Read More

Star Patterns Made Easy Mar. 11, 2021

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Week of March 14-20, 2021 I recall many years ago standing under the stars trying to figure out why ... Read More

Seeking the Zodiacal Light Mar. 04, 2021

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Week of March 7-13, 2021 Stargazers who spend time in rural locations get to experience celestial si... Read More

Sneak Peek at the Summer Sky Feb. 25, 2021

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Week of Feb. 28 - March 6, 2021 If you're like I am, you long for summertime, not only for its warm ... Read More

Seeing the Sun at Night (Well, Sort Of) Feb. 11, 2021

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Week of Feb. 14-20, 2021 Stars are not all alike. If they were, we could determine their relative di... Read More

Our Cosmic Ancestors Jan. 14, 2021

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Week of Jan. 17-23, 2021 We are made of star stuff. How often, over the years, have we encountered ... Read More

Mooning Around on Winter Nights Dec. 24, 2020

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Week of Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2021 The final full moon of 2020 arrives on Tuesday, Dec. 29, when i... Read More

When Celestial Giants Meet Dec. 10, 2020

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Week of Dec. 13-19, 2020 If you've got a small backyard telescope, this is the time to set it up, be... Read More

Which Astronomy Books Are Best? Dec. 03, 2020

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Week of Dec. 6-12, 2020 One of the most common questions I hear around the holiday gift-giving seaso... Read More

Geminids Meteor Shower Nov. 26, 2020

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Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2020 I was well into adulthood before I ever considered spending an entire n... Read More

A Celestial Soap Opera Nov. 12, 2020

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Week of Nov. 15-21, 2020 Did you ever wonder what folks did for entertainment before we had televisi... Read More

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dawn Nov. 05, 2020

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Week of Nov. 8-14, 2020 In Roman times, it was known as the god of commerce, travel and thievery. Th... Read More

The Winter Stars are Coming! Oct. 29, 2020

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Week of Nov. 1-7, 2020 Whenever I spot the constellation Taurus, the bull, rising in the east after ... Read More

A Halloween Blue Minimoon Oct. 22, 2020

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Week of Oct. 25-31, 2020 Once every blue moon, weird things will happen. Who could possibly expect a... Read More

Encounter with the Red Planet Oct. 01, 2020

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Week of Oct. 4-10, 2020 It was Halloween eve 1938. Millions of war-jittery Americans listened as spe... Read More