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16Oct2017

Spot the First Planet Ever Discovered

The sky this month (and next) offers an opportunity to see the first planet to be “discovered” in our solar system—Uranus! At magnitude 5.7 it can be spotted with the unaided eye under very dark viewing conditions. The smallest pair of binoculars will definitely show it, while telescopes will reveal that it is indeed a …

18Sep2017

Touching A Star

How would you like to touch a star the next clear night? It’s not only possible but inevitable due to the amazing “photon connection”! So many of nature’s wonders we often fail to recognize in our busy lives (the majestic rising of the Earth’s shadow in the east at sunset being just one example). But …

Stars and the moon on a field of sunflowers, night shots

What is Moon Gardening?

Seamless pattern of the pastel colored heart shaped balloons

Science Valentine’s Day Cards (Printable)

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31Jan2017

February Sky Talk | Selecting A Telescope

A Scandinavian reindeer waits in the late afternoon on a snowy day for someone to hop in his sleigh.
Sea wash
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20Oct2016

November SkyTalk | Star-Testing Your Sky