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2019 Messier Marathon

2019 KAS Messier Marathon Planning is underway for the 2016 KAS Messier Marathon.  This is a great opportunity to view all the objects catalogued by Charles Messier that took him 24 years to observe.  Messier catalogued objects that he originally … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – October 2015

Saturn hangs low in the south after dark Pegasus The Great Square, 51 Peg, Alpheratz Andromeda has great galaxies, M31, M110 and M32 Jupiter, Venus and Mars early AM before Sunrise Jupiterand Mars will appear close on the 17th 10/21-22: Look … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – July 2015

Venus and Jupiter and crescent moon just after sunset. Saturn appears high in the south after dark Scorpius, Antares, M4 Globular Cluster, Sagitarius, Lagoon Nebula, Triffid Nebula, Omega Nebula, M22 Globular Cluster, Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower This video is brought to … Read the rest of this entry

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June 2015 Observing Challenges

  Here are some observing challenges for June 2015 Note:  These events come from David Dickinson’s post in Universe Today titled The Top 101 Astronomical Events of 2015 June 01- The International Space Station reaches full illumination as the June … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – June 2015

Venus and Jupiter in the west after sunset – conjunction at end of June Saturn appears in the south in the late evening hours Bootes and Arcturus, Izar double star, Corona Borealis Constellation Hercules high in the summer night sky: … Read the rest of this entry

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May 2015 – Up For Some Challenges?

About the image above: Jupiter undergoes a “double shadow transit” on May 27. From 10:01 pm EDT until 12:18 am EDT, the tiny dark shadows of Io and Ganymede are on the disk simultaneously. The moons themselves are visible as well; … Read the rest of this entry

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