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Sky Watch: The Moon Covers The Eye of the Bull

On Saturday night, March 4th, look for an eclipse of a different sort! Find out when and where to look.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2017

Here’s a calendar of astronomical events happening in March 2017, including several planetary line ups, a full Moon, and the arrival of the Vernal Equinox.

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Does Glimmering Sirius Have An Invisible Companion?

In the late 19th century, two astronomers made some stunning discoveries about the brightest star in our night sky.

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Constellations: A Legacy of Imagination

Learn how our ancient ancestors created stories for the star formations we recognize today.

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This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?

We have an “penumbral” eclipse of the full Moon scheduled for February 10th. Is it anything to get excited about? And what exactly is it? We explain.

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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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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to February 2017

Get ready for a penumbral eclipse of the Moon, some close planetary pairings, and other must-see sky events this month.

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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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