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This Week: Saturn in Opposition

Dust off those telescopes! On Wednesday, June 27th, Earth will be between Saturn and the Sun, creating what astronomers call “opposition,” making for ideal viewing conditions of the ringed planet. Learn when and where to view it.

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Are You A True Libra? Things You Need To Know About Your Sign

We have everything you need to know about the Libra Constellation — and the biggest surprise may be that you are not pronouncing it correctly!

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Aurora Borealis: When and Where Can You See It?

If Aurora Borealis sightings are on your bucket list, you’re in luck. Everyone has a chance to see them, you just have to know when and where to look. Learn more.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2018

There are lots of exciting things happening in the cosmos this month, including a full Moon, planetary line ups, and more. We list everything to look for so you don’t miss a thing!

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Catch Jupiter Among The Stars of Libra

Throughout May Jupiter will be shining brilliantly and will pair up with the Moon and stars for some interesting celestial formations. Find out when and where to look!

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Where And When To See The Visible Planets

If you’re an avid stargazer, you’ll also want to know when you can spot the visible planets of our solar system as well. These are sometimes referred to as the “naked eye planets,” meaning you can see them without a telescope or other device. Find out which planets you can see tonight!

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Meet Hydra, Our Largest Constellation

This month, skywatchers have a chance to see the “female water snake,” our longest constellation in the sky. Find out when and where to look for Hydra!

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This Month: Find Centaurus and Omega Centauri Star Cluster

Learn where to spot Centaurus, the half-man, half-horse constellation, along with the most impressive of all globular star clusters.

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