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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to July 2017

Summer is a great time to stargaze! Learn what exciting things you can expect to see in the sky this month.

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A Serpent In The Sky?

Learn more about the mythology surrounding the constellation Serpens, who uses it in their company logo, and when and where to view it.

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This Week: See Polaris, The North Star in the Little Dipper

With the Moon out of the way in this week’s evening sky, now is a good time to see the stars that make up the Little Dipper, including the North Star. We tell you how to locate it.

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The Summer Solstice Arrives Wednesday!

Summer officially arrives on June 21st at 12:24 a.m. EDT. Learn more about the traditions and lore surrounding this astronomical event, and why it’s our longest day of the year.

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Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Ever wonder? We have the answer.

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Will This Month’s Full Moon Be A Strawberry “Mini Moon”?

Did the Moon in June shrink? Find out! Plus dust off your telescopes: this is a great time to see Saturn!

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Measure Objects In Space With These Simple Tips

Astronomers measure angular separation of objects out in space in degrees. But how can you measure those objects from here on Earth? We show you how.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2017

Check out the schedule of all the exciting celestial events happening this month — you won’t want to miss a single one!

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