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stargazing

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 […]

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 […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Comet ISON, Winter Solstice & the Geminid meteor shower
December 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

This is it. The final stargazing report of 2013. So let’s get to it, shall we? Venus remains in the west at dusk for one more month. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Shortly after the new year begins, Venus shifts from the evening to […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: the Comet ISON & the end of Daylight Saving Time
November 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Only one more month left in the year! In November, Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Jupiter is high in the morning sky this month. Look for it high in the west at dawn. You can also […]



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