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Spot the King of Planets: Observe Jupiter

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Jupiter is easy to observe, and well-documented by astronomers. Learn more about the King of the Planets in February's mid-month article!

Article2 weeks ago

February’s Night Sky Notes: Constant Companions: Circumpolar Constellations, Part I

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Some constellations can be as familiar as old friends. Learn about three of them in February's Night Sky Notes!

Article4 weeks ago

Landing On Mars: A Tricky Feat!

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Why is landing on Mars so difficult? Learn more about the challenges with a special late-month edition of Night Sky Notes!

Article1 month ago

Winter Stargazing Tips: Stay Warm and Cozy!

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Layers and more layers! Learn how you can stay warm and comfortable while stargazing this winter with these handy tips!

Article1 month ago

January’s Night Sky Notes: Connecting the ‘Dots’ with Asterisms

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Have you ever noticed how some stars, when arranged, can form shapes in the night sky? Trace asterisms along with us during this month's Night Sky Notes!

Article2 months ago

Spot the Young Stars of the Hyades and Pleiades

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Learn how to spot two open star clusters this winter - the Pleiades and Hyades - as they are high in the sky!

Article3 months ago

December’s Night Sky Notes: A Flame in the Sky – the Orion Nebula

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It’s that time of year again: winter! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the cold, crisp sky offers spectacular views of the Orion Nebula!

Article3 months ago

Check Your Sky Quality with Orion!

3 min read

Have you ever wondered how many stars you can see at night? From a perfect dark sky location, free from any light pollution, a person with excellent vision may observe a few thousand stars in the sky at one time!…

Article4 months ago

November’s Night Sky Notes: Spy the Seventh Planet, Uranus

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Spot this green-blue ice giant mid-November, between the gas giant Jupiter, and the seven sisters of the Pleiades!

Article4 months ago

Trick or Treat: Sidewalk Astronomy!

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Find events in your area and see what neighboring clubs are up to by checking out the Night Sky Network's events list for Halloween.

Article4 months ago