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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” March 7 – Bright Stars & Planets!

The skies of late Winter are abound with brilliant stars that can help us pinpoint other stars and deep sky wonders. These celestial gems serve as guideposts so we can find objects with binoculars and telescopes, or even just the…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 7 – Start with Orion!

This is the time of year when Orion the Hunter is at its prime. Orion is one of most recognizable constellations of the entire sky because it has a distinctive shape of bright stars, most notably the three Belt Stars.  The Hunter is…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 1 – Orion and The Pleiades

February is a great month to see two of the most recognizable objects in the night sky: the constellation of Orion the Hunter and The Pleiades Star Cluster.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” March 2 – Bright Stars and Jupiter

The skies of March still feature the brilliant stars of winter but also reveal the coming of spring with new stars slowly displacing them in the east. Join us for Gateway to the Stars this Saturday, March 2. 

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 2 – Orion is at its Prime!

February is the month to get the most from the famous constellation of Orion the Hunter. The familiar grouping is climbing high into the south early in the evening, making it the best guidepost to the Winter night skies.

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“Gateway to the Stars” Jan 5 – Star Clusters Galore!

It may be the darkest and coldest time of the year but it’s also the time to delight in some of the most beautiful stars of the entire sky.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” on March 3: Planets Abound!

The late Winter sky is still ablaze with an abundance of bright stars and famous constellations.  Orion is still with us, including its famous nebula “M42” in its sword.  During this month’s “Gateway to the Stars” we’ll be taking a…

Mike Murray

Next “Gateway to the Stars” is February 11

This month’s installment of “Gateway to the Stars” will take place on Saturday, February 11 instead of the normal first Saturday of the month.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” on January 7

We may have passed the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21, when the sun takes its lowest path across the sky) and the “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun” (Dec. 25, when the ancient Romans first noticed the sun’s path climbing higher again),…

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Next “Gateway to the Stars” – Orion!

In my next monthly installment of “Gateway to the Stars” on Saturday, Feb. 5 (6:45pm), we finally get a chance to feature one of the most recognizable constellations in the entire sky – “Orion, the Hunter!”