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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Perseids are back August 12!
August 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the south southwest at dusk. Mars passes 3.4 degrees south of Saturn on August 25.  Venus remains […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Summer Triangle is high in the sky
July 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the southwest at dusk. This month and next, Mars approaches Saturn more and more.  Venus remains in […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Break out the sunscreen, ’cause here comes the Summer Solstice
June 3, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Jupiter remains in the evening sky for one more month. Look for it low in the west at dusk, outshining all the stars we ever see at night.  Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars […]

A different kind of New Year’s “resolution”: So you want to be an amateur astronomer
January 8, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

So you want to be an amateur astronomer? Well there’s never been a better time to explore the heavens — from right here on Earth. Enter the telescope. Telescopes have been around for quite some time. Invented in 1608 in the Netherlands, the first major discoveries came from Galileo Galilei — using an instrument he […]



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