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After a slog through this spring's wet and cloudy weather, it was a relief to hit the clear skies of summer. Most of my observing happens from my backyard, of course, but I always have one eye on my calendar, counting down the days to when I can start packing for my first summer star party. Time to Hit the Road In late June, I loaded a ten-inch reflector, a 90-mm [ ] The post Star Party Season appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Read about my adventures at the Cherry Springs Star Party and Table Mountain Star Party.

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Venus and Jupiter are approaching conjunction.

Amateur skygazers can satisfy their celestial cravings with Globe at Night, International Dark-Sky Week, Astronomy Day, and Global Astronomy Month.

Amateur skygazers can satisfy their celestial cravings with Globe at Night, International Dark-Sky Week, Astronomy Day, and Global Astronomy Month.

Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sets, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius.

Sky & Telescope's astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sets, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius.

iTelescope.net Sky Tours is a weekly, interactive, live video stream of the night sky using iTelescope.net remote, robotic telescopes and hosted by Dr. Christian Sasse.

Net Sky Tours is a weekly, interactive, live video stream of the night sky using iTelescope.Net remote, robotic telescopes and hosted by Dr.

Summer stargazing fun continues in July! Warm July nights are ideal opportunities to spend time outside exploring the heavens with family and friends.

This is an article from Orion Telescopes and Binoculars describing what you will see in the March night skies.

This beautifully detailed 6-inch globe lets you explore the amazing geology revealed by New Horizons during its historic 2015 flyby. The post Sky & Telescope s Pluto Globe is Here! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

This beautifully detailed globe lets you explore the amazing geology revealed by New Horizons during its historic 2015 flyby. The post Sky & Telescope s Pluto Globe is Here! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Astronomers suspect that a binary star system in Cygnus is preparing to make one star of two, erupting in a red nova visible to the naked eye. The post Stars En Route to Merger appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Astronomers suspect that a binary star system in Cygnus is preparing to make one star of two, erupting in a red nova visible to the naked eye. The post Stars En Route to Merger appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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Wispy remains of a supernova explosion hide a possible ‘survivor.’ Of all the varieties of exploding stars, the ones called Type Ia are perhaps the most intriguing. Their predictable brightness lets astronomers measure the expansion of the universe,.

Planning a sidewalk stargazing event? Here are a few suggestions to make sure people walk away smiling. The post Tips for a Successful Star Party appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Planning a sidewalk stargazing event? Here are a few suggestions to make sure people walk away smiling. The post Tips for a Successful Star Party appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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