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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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Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Fifty years ago, NASA experienced its first space disaster that resulted in the deaths of three astronauts. Find out how their legacy lives on in the stars.

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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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On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

Grab your binoculars and search for the classical half-man, half-horse creature. Or just look for the teapot! Astronomer Joe Rao explains.

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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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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016

This month, we’ll be treated to lots of wonderful celestial events, including the full Harvest Moon and a Saturn and Mars line up. Learn where and when to watch!

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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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