Autumn Constellations, part 1

Anyone who looks up on a clear night will see stars upon stars. It can be very overwhelming! Which ones are worth looking at? Which ones are planets? And how can you find objects like star clusters and galaxies? The best place to start your stellar-seeking quest is with the constellations. Constellations are patterns of […]

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Star Clusters of Autumn

Different times of year present opportunities to view different objects in the night sky. The fall/winter night sky offers a good opportunity to view open star clusters. Open star clusters are easy targets for beginners or casual viewers, since there are several that can be seen with the naked eye. Most can be seen with […]

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Sights of the Summer Triangle

As we near the end of summer, there is still a great opportunity to view some very neat objects in the night sky. The Summer Triangle contains a small variety of celestial objects for your viewing pleasure. If you head outside around 9pm and look overhead, you can see it. The Triangle is formed by […]

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Fall For The Stars!

Fall is rapidly approaching! The days become noticably shorter, the air becomes far less humid, and avid skywatchers notice that different constellations are appearing in the sky. As the Earth moves around the sun, the spring and summer constellations are becoming hidden by the daylight. A new batch of stellar objects are becoming visible, and […]

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