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2014-05-20 23:15:33

On the eve of the StarLight Festival, hosted by the AstronomyOutreach network in Big Bear California, Earth is set to smash into the

2014-04-07 23:29:52

Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning astronomy guide Star Walk for Windows Phone.

Hundreds Witness Bright Fireball Blaze A Trail Over New England
2014-01-14 09:10:40

Hundreds of people have reported seeing a bright fireball blazing a trail across the early evening sky on Sunday, January 12. The fiery visitor, which appeared brighter than the near full moon for most people, streaked across the sky at around 5:20 p.m. EST.

2013-12-24 23:03:59

Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning astronomy guide Star Walk for Android.

New Star Counting App Asks Citizen Scientists To Map The Skies
2013-12-20 15:46:51

German researchers are asking citizen scientists to use an app to help them count the stars in their city to see how light pollution affects what shows up in the night sky.

Draconid Meteor Shower Tomorrow
2013-10-07 14:44:26

Astronomers are hoping for a good show Tuesday night as the Draconid meteor shower begins once again.

Best Vacation Hotspots Centered Around Stargazing: Exclusive
2013-09-24 15:16:48

Everyone's idea of a vacation seems to center around a beach or a mountain, so how about mixing things up a bit on your next trip by venturing out to a place far from city lights, to a land that blankets you in a night sky like you've never known.

Grant From Uwingu Fund Will Help Dark-Sky Save Our Stars
2013-06-03 13:54:35

The International Dark-Sky Association was recently awarded a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the organization's new program called "Save Our Stars."

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.

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

International Dark-Sky Association announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world.


Latest Night sky Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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