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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

The Demon Star Oct. 15, 2020

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Week of Oct. 18-24, 2020 It's known as Algol, the Demon Star, and it glows diabolically in our sky e... Read More

Watery Moon Aug. 27, 2020

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Week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2020 When the full moon rises in the east around sunset on Tuesday, Sept.... Read More

The Sky Is Falling! Jul. 30, 2020

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Week of August 2-8, 2020 Few sights are as thrilling as the fiery spectacle known as a falling star,... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings Jul. 09, 2020

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Week of July 12-18, 2020 If I were to ask which you think is our solar system's most beautiful plane... Read More

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Jun. 25, 2020

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Week of June 28 - July 4, 2020 If you're looking for a celestial challenge this week, you're in luck... Read More

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dusk May. 14, 2020

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Week of May 17-23, 2020 Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet it's not the hottest of our so... Read More

Seeing the Earth's Shadow Apr. 30, 2020

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Week of May 3-9, 2020 During spring and summer months, it's fun to sit outdoors and gaze at the star... Read More

Measure the Sky Apr. 23, 2020

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

Planetary Dance at Dawn Apr. 09, 2020

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Week of April 12-18, 2020 A wonderful assortment of solar system bodies converges high in the southe... 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

Seeing Double in the Dipper Mar. 26, 2020

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Week of March 29 - April 4, 2020 It's pretty easy for us terrestrial stargazers, orbiting a single s... Read More

Realm of the Galaxies Mar. 19, 2020

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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

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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

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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

Solar System Show at Dawn Feb. 13, 2020

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Week of Feb. 16-22, 2020 For this week's sky show, I'm afraid you'll have to set your alarm and get ... 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

The Celestial Giraffe Jan. 09, 2020

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Week of January 12-18, 2020 Every week, I try to present a feature of the night sky that's fairly ea... Read More