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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…

8 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…

9 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…

10 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…

10 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.…

11 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…

12 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…

12 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…

12 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…

12 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…

12 years ago