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Category — Astronomy

2016 Planet Guide

Budding astronomers take note! If you’d like to get a look at 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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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To February 2016

Here’s an overview of what you can expect to see in February 2016, including the morning lineup of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter; the full Moon, and more!!

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Dazzling Sirius: The Brightest Star In The Night Sky

The brightest star visible from any part of Earth is within the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Learn where and when to see it!

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Exploring The Great Orion Nebula

Grab your binoculars or telescope! Here’s how to view the mesmerizing object in the night sky once described as “the great ghostly bat.”

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Moon To Hit the “Bull’s Eye” On January 19th

Mark your calendars to watch this “eclipse” as the Moon moves over one of the night sky’s brightest stars.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To January 2016

Happy New Year! Here’s a look at what’s going on in the sky during the month of January, 2016.

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The Heart of the Lion – Regulus

Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo, and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Learn more!

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Are You A Star? Take Our Astronomy Quiz!

How much do you know about our universe? Find out!

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