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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2017

Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2017

Notable in September 2017 are Neptune, Mercury, the Full Corn Moon, the Autumnal Equinox and more. Our list of what’s happening in the night sky this month.

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The Darkest Sky Honors Go To…

The Darkest Sky Honors Go To…

Our dark skies are part of the environment and they need to be protected. Learn how Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park “saw the light” and made some important changes.

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This Week Is A Good Time To View The Milky Way

This Week Is A Good Time To View The Milky Way

Learn more about this mysterious, elusive galaxy and the best way to view it!

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to July 2017

Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to July 2017

Summer is a great time to stargaze! Learn what exciting things you can expect to see in the sky this month.

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Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Ever wonder? We have the answer.

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This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

Don’t miss the waxing gibbous moon shining inside this interesting pattern of stars from February 5th- 7th. Learn more!

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Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Fifty years ago, NASA experienced its first space disaster that resulted in the deaths of three astronauts. Find out how their legacy lives on in the stars.

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How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

Have you ever wondered why we look for Orion in the winter and Scorpius in the summer? We explain, plus help you track the “movement” of the stars with a fun experiment!

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On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

Grab your binoculars and search for the classical half-man, half-horse creature. Or just look for the teapot! Astronomer Joe Rao explains.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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