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Category — Astronomy

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To March 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the night sky during the coming month.

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So Why Is There No South Star?

We know there is a North Star, but what shines in the southern skies? Find out here.

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What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Are the stars and planets you see at night the same ones that inspired the Dutch painter in 1889?

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11 Cool Facts About Rover Opportunity, Now 11 Years On Mars

We’ve listed eleven things you may not know about NASA’s Mars exploration rover, Opportunity.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To February 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the sky during the month of February, 2015.

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Why Don’t Most Meteor Showers “Shower”?

Astronomer Joe Rao debunks one of the common myths surrounding this celestial event.

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The Forgotten Winter Constellations 

Check out some of these lesser-known star formations in the winter sky!

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2015 Planet Guide

If you’d like to see the planets in our Solar System this year, be sure to consult this handy guide on when and where to look.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.