Astronomy & Observing

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Tonight’s Sky – April 2015 (from hubblesite.org)

Venus in the west after sunset Mercury low against the horizon soon after sunset Jupiter Prime Viewing high and early Ursa Major including the Big Dipper Mizar/Alcor double star M81 & M82 Galaxies Leo the Lion M65, M66, and NGC3629 … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA JPL – What’s Up March 2015 – Solar Eclipses

This month’s video covers: General Information about Solar Eclipses. Information about the 2015 Atlantic Ocean Total Solar Eclipse. Information about the US 2017 Solar Eclipse. This video is published by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Check out their site at: … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – March 2015 (from hubblesite.org)

Mars, Venus in the west after sunset Jupiter Prime Viewing Gemini and Cancer constellations arrive Castor, Pollux and cluster M35 in Gemini Beehive Cluster in Cancer Saturn Rises after midnight This video is brought to you by hubblesite.org – they’ve … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – February 2015 (from hubblesite.org)

Mars, Venus, Moon conjunction Bright Jupiter in the Eastern Sky Orion and its spectacles – a fantastic show! Check out Sirius in Canis Major and open cluster M41 and its red giants Get an early start to the day observing … Read the rest of this entry

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Top 101 Astronomical Observing Events for 2015

This is a great article by David Dickinson (Universe Today, occasional guest author in Sky & Telescope Magazine, primary blogger at astroguyz.com, and on twitter as @AstroGuyz) that highlights many observing events in 2015. ┬áThis is well worth the read … Read the rest of this entry

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Tonight’s Sky – January 2015

Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter provide great planetary views. Capella, a double star, and various open clusters in the constellation Auriga. Dozens of objects fascinate in the constellation Taurus. Quadrantid Meteor Shower on peaks 1/3 – 1/4 – up to … Read the rest of this entry

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