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See 7 Stars and Planets in 5 Minutes!

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Can you imagine changing your knowledge of the stars and sky in five minutes? Bob wants to prove it. This is the...

Mars Opposition 2020: Closest and Brightest Until 2035!

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At last, Mars’s great opposition is upon us—October 13, 2020! This week, the Red Planet will appear bigger and brighter than it will be...

Comet Neowise: Finally, a Great Comet You Can See!

Finally—a great comet! Comet Neowise has achieved naked-eye visibility for those who live in dark places. Yes, this is definitely doable! Want to get in on...

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Friday: So What Is This, Anyway?

On Friday, June 5, the Moon will pass through the edge of Earth’s shadow, resulting in a “penumbral eclipse.’” It’s one of four penumbral...

What Is a New Moon?

For astronomers, a new Moon means no Moon! For many cultures, however, the new Moon carries special meaning. Discover more about the new Moon.

What is Earthshine?

Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up?  That’s earthshine!  Historically, this is called “the new Moon in...

As Comet ATLAS Fizzles, Comet SWAN Arrives

What’s the most spectacular sky object? A bright comet is certainly on my top-five list. A few weeks ago, you may have heard about...

The Best Evening Star of Your Life

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One way to have fun at home is simply to step outside and look to the heavens! Now and for the next month, you’ll...

How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star

Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and early spring. And boy, is...