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This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

Mercury is usually hidden in the glare of the Sun but this month, skywatchers are in for a treat. Find out when the best times are to view it.

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Sky Watch: The Moon Covers The Eye of the Bull

Sky Watch: The Moon Covers The Eye of the Bull

On Saturday night, March 4th, look for an eclipse of a different sort! Find out when and where to look.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2017

Here’s a calendar of astronomical events happening in March 2017, including several planetary line ups, a full Moon, and the arrival of the Vernal Equinox.

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This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

How soon after the dark New Moon can the thin sliver of a waxing crescent Moon be seen? Find out what the record is, and when you’ll be able to see it emerge this week.

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This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?

This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?

We have an “penumbral” eclipse of the full Moon scheduled for February 10th. Is it anything to get excited about? And what exactly is it? We explain.

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This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

Don’t miss the waxing gibbous moon shining inside this interesting pattern of stars from February 5th- 7th. Learn more!

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This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

Aren’t the stars of Gemini supposed to be identical twins? Turns out, there’s more there than meets the eye! Plus, find out when the Moon pairs up with 2 visible planets.

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This Week’s Sky Show: A Celestial Trio and Shooting Stars

This Week’s Sky Show: A Celestial Trio and Shooting Stars

Learn where and when to see a planetary trio and the first meteor shower of the new year!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

There are so many things to see in the sky this the month, including 2 meteor showers, another bright, full Moon, and several celestial pairings!

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