How to Observe the 2024 Lyrid Meteor Shower

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By Madison Mooney The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the night of April 21 and the wee hours of April 22, but meteors will remain visible until April 29! What […]

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Itinerary for a Spring Day at Lowell Observatory

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Itinerary for a Spring Day at Lowell Observatory So, you’d like to visit the observatory, but you’re not sure of the best way to budget your time? Never fear: check […]

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Jupiter During Daylight: Why it Happens and How to View It

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Jupiter During Daylight: Why it Happens and How to View It You may think of telescope viewing as a strictly nighttime activity, but that’s not always the case! Some planets, […]

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A Profound Cosmic Revelation | Thread by Latif Nasser

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The following is an X (formerly known as Twitter) thread posted by Canadian-American researcher, writer and presenter Latif Nasser (@latifnasser). You can find the original thread here! Last January, I […]

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We Got Time on the Hubble Space Telescope – Now What?

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We Got Time on the Hubble Space Telescope – Now What?   For astronomers to “get time on” the Hubble Space Telescope, they first need to write a proposal and […]

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What is an Annular Solar Eclipse?

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What is an Annular Solar Eclipse? Despite its name, an annular solar eclipse technically isn’t an eclipse of the Sun; it’s an occultation of the Sun by the Moon. An […]

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Planets in Opposition This Year

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Planets in Opposition This Year   It’s officially planet season! When a planet is in opposition to the Earth, it appears bigger and brighter than usual in the night sky. […]

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Saturn to Be at Its Biggest and Brightest in August

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Saturn to Be at Its Biggest and Brightest in August   On the evening of August 26th and into the early morning hours of the 27th, Earth will pass between […]

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Summer 2023 Brings a Supermoon Season

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The coming months will bring a whopping 4 full Supermoons, leading to what we like to call a Supermoon season. Read on to learn what a Supermoon is, when these […]

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Itinerary for a Summer Day at the Observatory

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So, you’d like to visit the observatory, but you’re not sure of the best way to budget your time? Never fear: check out this sample itinerary of a perfect summer […]

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How to Observe the 2023 Lyrids Meteor Shower

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The Lyrids meteor shower peaks on the evening of April 21 and into the early morning hours of April 22. What is the Lyrids Meteor Shower? A meteor is a […]

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How to View the Alignment of 5 Planets This Week

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This week, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars will line up near the Moon for a rare planetary hangout! To see this event, you’ll need to plan carefully to get […]

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