On March 3, we spend from 1:30 pm to 5:00 a.m. scouting and then later, trying to get away from the clouds.
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Space is a shooting gallery and our little blue planet is a target. It’s as simple as that.
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Day 1 We arrived in Tromso, Norway to totally overcast conditions. After getting settled, we went out in the field as a good auroral substorm was in the works.
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Be sure and join us Saturday, January 4 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre for one the most popular topics of the year: The Pleiades Star Cluster (popularly known as “The Seven Sisters“).
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‘Tis the season that many people think that a telescope would make a great gift for a loved one or for the whole family. And of course, you are smart to think that. But what to buy? Here is a…
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Comet ISON’s 15 minutes of fame have come and gone. Come from… where? Gone to… where?
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Last month we saw how The Great Square of Pegasus can serve as an ideal guidepost to finding other bright stars and deep sky objects in the Autumn sky.
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The first new moon of 2014 occurs on January 1. How often does a new moon occur on New Year’s Day?
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The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 10:00 a.m. MST on Sunday, November 17.
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UPDATE November 15, 2013: Comet ISON is now naked eye visible!
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