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Category — Astronomy

When Is The Best Time To Observe The Moon?

Most might say when it’s full, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! Learn why.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to May 2017

There’s a lot going on in the sky this month, including a meteor shower, a full Moon, and some spectacular celestial pairings!

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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

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

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This Year’s Lyrids Will Not Disappoint

The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower arrives this week. Find out how many shooting stars you can expect to see!

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This Month: Jupiter Shines Bigger and Brighter

Grab your telescopes! There’s a lot going on with the big gas giant during April. Learn more.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to April 2017

Here’s a calendar of astronomy events going on in the sky this month, including a meteor shower, a pairing of the Moon and Jupiter, and much more!

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What Is A Wet Moon or “Cheshire Moon”? Spot It This Week!

At certain times of the year, the Moon changes position in the sky giving viewers something to smile about. Learn more!

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