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Citizen Scientists Wanted To Observe Asteroid Blot Out A Star
2014-03-17 08:49:55

Millions of Americans may be able to catch a space rock darkening the night sky this Thursday as the brightest visible star vanishes before our very eyes. If you live in the Northeast and the skies are clear...

International Dark Sky Week
2013-04-06 05:30:50

International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) is kicking off this weekend in an attempt to show the world just how dark our skies can be without light pollution.

Slooh Space Camera To Broadcast Live Feeds Of Moon, Jupiter Dance
2013-01-19 07:45:06

As amateur and pro astronomers look up at the night skies on Monday, January 21 to witness the night sky dance between the moon and Jupiter, Slooh space camera will be broadcasting it live for others to see.

European Southern Observatory Astronomers Capture New Image Of 47 Tucanae
2013-01-10 15:33:15

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have managed to capture a new infrared image of 47 Tucanae, the second most massive globular cluster in the galaxy.

Image 1 - Venus Invades the Pleiades
2012-04-03 03:00:29

This week the second planet from the sun will pass directly in front of the Pleiades star cluster. It's a rare sunset conjunction that's easy to find with the unaided eye, but best seen through binoculars or a small telescope.

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2010-09-16 06:40:00

Jupiter is approaching Earth for the closest encounter between the two planets in more than a decade--and it is dazzling.

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2010-08-06 06:50:00

You know it's a good night when a beautiful alignment of planets is the second best thing that's going to happen.

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2010-03-20 16:00:00

When the sun sets on Saturday, March 20th, a special kind of night will fall across the Earth.

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2009-04-26 14:40:00

On Sunday evening, April 26, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will gather for a three-way conjunction in the western sky. It's a must-see event.

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2009-01-16 16:05:00

A survey suggests that a growing number of people are unable to see the night sky because of glare from poorly designed outdoor lights in built up areas.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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