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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To The 2018 September Night Sky

Dust off those binoculars and break out the telescopes! Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the September night sky, including the full Harvest Moon, planetary lineups, and more!

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Look Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to the August Night Sky

There are so many wonderful celestial events happening in the August night sky, including the best meteor shower of the year, a full Moon and planetary lineups. Take a look!

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Another Summer Solar Eclipse?

Remember last year’s solar eclipse? We’ve got another coming this week, but it’s not likely you’ll see it. Learn when and where on Earth the Moon’s shadow will fall, and see the video of the eclipse path!

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Perfect Moonless Nights for the Perseids

Mark your calendar for Sunday night, August 12-13, when the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks. See why this year’s display is set up to be one of the best!

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The Summer of Mars!

Mars has been hard to miss these last few weeks, which is why this has been dubbed the “summer of Mars.” Learn why the Red Planet is so brilliant this month!

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To July 2018

This month’s night sky is full of events to look for. Learn more about when and what to watch for as you enjoy the July night sky.

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June 30th is Asteroid Day!

A day to celebrate Asteroids? Sort of. Asteroid Day marks the anniversary of an explosion so enormous, researchers are still trying to figure out what happened.

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Longest Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century? Yes, But …

The internet is abuzz with news of the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century coming in late July. But not everyone will be able to see it. We explain.

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