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Measure Objects In Space With These Simple Tips

Measure Objects In Space With These Simple Tips

Astronomers measure angular separation of objects out in space in degrees. But how can you measure those objects from here on Earth? We show you how.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2017

Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2017

Check out the schedule of all the exciting celestial events happening this month — you won’t want to miss a single one!

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See Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise

See Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise

The so-called “inferior” planets are now in the spring morning skies. Learn when and where to view them!

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This Month: Mars and Jupiter: Sights To Behold

This Month: Mars and Jupiter: Sights To Behold

Both planets will be bright and easy to spot this month. Learn when and where to look!

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This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

Mercury is usually hidden in the glare of the Sun but this month, skywatchers are in for a treat. Find out when the best times are to view it.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2017

Here’s a calendar of astronomical events happening in March 2017, including several planetary line ups, a full Moon, and the arrival of the Vernal Equinox.

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Earth Moves Closer To The Sun on January 4th

Earth Moves Closer To The Sun on January 4th

On January 4th, the Earth will be almost 1.5 million miles closer to the Sun than normal. Is this cause for alarm? Find out!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Happy New Year! Here’s a calendar of astronomy events for the month, that includes a meteor shower, several planetary line-ups, a full Moon, and more!

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See The Moon, Venus and Saturn After Sunset

See The Moon, Venus and Saturn After Sunset

Be sure to head outside after sunset to catch this celestial grouping. Learn more.

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