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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2016

A summer triangle, earliest sunrise, Mars, and more. Find out what to look for in the night sky this month.

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The Big Dipper: More Than Meets The Eye

The Big Dipper: More Than Meets The Eye

Could the stars within the Big Dipper help you pass an eye test? Learn more.

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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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What Are The Colors of Stars?

What Are The Colors of Stars?

Many stars appear white in the night sky, but are there other colors as well? Find out!

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How Many Stars Are There, Really?

How Many Stars Are There, Really?

Astronomers often get asked this question, and the answer may surprise you!

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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Many astronomy stories refer to the magnitude of a star or planet. But what exactly does that mean? Find out!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To February 2016

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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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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The Heart of the Lion – Regulus

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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