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5 Days, 2 Spectacular Conjunctions

Conjunctions of bright planets make for jewelry in the sky. This week, get ready for some celestial shimmer. If you've been…

4 years ago

Lunar ‘Fountain of Youth’ Challenge / Mercury Returns with Gusto

16th century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León looked and looked but never did find the Fountain of Youth, a…

6 years ago

Watch Venus as it Wanders Through the Dawn in 2014

Are you a chronic early riser? Observational astronomy often means late nights and early mornings as daylight lengths get longer…

7 years ago

101 Astronomical Events for 2014

It’s here! As 2013 draws to a close, we once again cast our thoughts to all things astronomical for the…

7 years ago

Mercury’s False Moon: The Mercury/Mars Planetary Conjunction this Weekend

[/caption] The history of astronomy is littered with astronomical objects in the solar system that have fallen to the wayside.…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: November 19-25, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's going to be a great week to study the Moon - and bright Jupiter is just…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: November 12-18, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! While we might have to contend with the Moon again, it's still going to be a very…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: October 29 – November 4, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! Are you ready for some spooky targets this week? Then follow along as we take a look…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: October 22-28, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's going to be a great week to enjoy lunar studies, but why don't we take a…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: October 15-21, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! Whoops! (she blushes) I got so lost this weekend in researching Comet ISON that I almost forgot…

8 years ago