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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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constellations

Look up and See Hercules

Look up and See Hercules

Astronomy show this week features Hercules. Learn more about what to look for.

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Canes Venatici: The Hunting Dogs In The Sky

Canes Venatici: The Hunting Dogs In The Sky

Learn about some of the dogs roaming the night sky and the job they have in the heavens.

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A Celestial Gem: Praesepe, The Manger

A Celestial Gem: Praesepe, The Manger

This open star cluster was once identified as a manger, complete with donkeys, over 20 centuries ago. Learn more!

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Dazzling Sirius: The Brightest Star In The Night Sky

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

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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Orion Dominates Our Winter Skies

Orion Dominates Our Winter Skies

Prominent this winter, look for the Celestial Warrior, the most brilliant of the constellations, visible from every inhabited part of the Earth. Learn more!

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Christmas Presents In The Sky

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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Tips For Stargazing With Binoculars

Tips For Stargazing With Binoculars

Enjoy watching the heavens? Read why simple binoculars are often the best instrument to use.

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Summer, or Autumn Triangle?

Summer, or Autumn Triangle?

Learn more about the beautiful starry triangle named for summer that you’ll be able to see well into fall.

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