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Moon Landing Anniversary

By Katharina Rast “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” It’s been exactly 47 years since these words were spoken. 47 years...

What to Find in the Big Dipper

By Katharina Rast The Big Dipper is probably THE most famous star pattern, period. It’s big, bright, and serves as a guide to many other bright...

Venus

By Katharina Rast  After several months of absence, Venus is finally becoming visible again! By mid-July, we might be able to see it in the west,...

Star Constellations: Aquila the Eagle

By Katharina Rast Star Constellations in the Milky Way At this time of year, we get a spectacular view of the Milky Way. And not only...

Did You See the Strawberry Moon?

By Katharina Rast Last night the world had a rare treat: a full moon on Summer Solstice. Read my full article on the rarity of...

Summer Solstice Full Moon!

By Katharina Rast Today—June 20, 2016—don’t miss your opportunity to catch a glimpse of the summer solstice full moon! For those of us in the...

Moon, Mars and Spica

By Katharina Rast Tonight—June 15, 2016—search your skies to see a lovely trio formed by the moon, Mars, and the star Spica! From dusk tonight, to...

Saturn Reaches Opposition

By Katharina Rast If you have been wanting to see Saturn and its rings, now is a great time! This week, Saturn reaches one of its...

Cygnus the Swan Constellation

By Katharina Rast Cygnus & Albireo Swooping across our summer sky, standing out against the shimmering background of the Milky Way, Cygnus the Swan is another...

This Week Observe Some Planets!

By Katharina Rast, May 17, 2o16 This week is a great opportunity to observe some planets! With Jupiter still gracing our evening skies, Mars reaching opposition,...
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