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A Spring Constellation To Crow About

A Spring Constellation To Crow About

Many of the 88 recognized constellations in the night sky are birds. Learn the legend behind the most famous of them.

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This Week: The Stars of Leo Shine Brightly

This Week: The Stars of Leo Shine Brightly

Learn about the stars that make up the constellation Leo the Lion, now visible in the spring night sky.

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How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

Have you ever wondered why we look for Orion in the winter and Scorpius in the summer? We explain, plus help you track the “movement” of the stars with a fun experiment!

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The Pleiades: More Stars Than Meets The Eye

The Pleiades: More Stars Than Meets The Eye

Few star figures are as familiar and unique as the Pleiades, known as the Seven Sisters. Learn more about what makes up this glittery, heavenly cluster.

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Capricornus Constellation: The Sea Goat In The Sky

Capricornus Constellation: The Sea Goat In The Sky

Learn the lore behind the mythical half-goat, half-fish constellation that’s best viewed this month!

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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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