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View Saturn After Sundown This Month

Saturn still lingers forlornly in the southwest after dusk. But you’ll have to catch it early, as the ringed planet sets more than an hour after dark at the beginning of the month, but before the end of evening twilight by November 30th. How Can I View Saturn This Month? There are several opportunities to… Continue Reading »

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The Demon Star Winks This Month

Halloween may be over but now is the time to spot Algol, known as the demon star, winking from a severed head! See when and where to look — no binoculars needed!

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To November 2017

November is a great month to stargaze! Look for a spectacular planetary line-up, 3 meteor showers, the Seven Sisters, and the most identifiable of constellations, Orion The Mighty Hunter.

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Locate Cassiopeia, The Vain Queen, In The Stars

The bright stars of Cassiopeia are easy to spot if you know what to look for, and her tale from Greek mythology is much like a soap opera.

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The Words Of Wisdom On Sundials

The world’s oldest clocks not only tell time with the passing of the Sun, but they also tell a tale about the maker or owner. Learn some of the common themes etched in them.

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See The Moon Eclipse The “Little King”

An eclipse of another kind will take place this week

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Look Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2017

There are a lot of great things happening in the October sky, including two meteor showers, planetary lineups, and a full Moon!

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This Week: Welcome The Harvest Moon

October’s full Moon is usually the Hunter’s Moon but this year, it got a name change. Find out why.

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