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Category — Astronomy

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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Christmas Presents In The Sky

A manger, a cross and a Christmas package? The Yuletide evening sky is especially rewarding now for stargazers! Learn more!

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Get Ready For The 2015 Winter Solstice!

Winter officially arrives on Monday, December 21st at 11:48 p.m. EST in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s everything you need to know, including the legends and folklore, surrounding this event!

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