Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Soaring Expectations! Help Record a Total Solar Eclipse
Zero 2 Infinity Balloon Flight to Image Solar Eclipse
March 6th, 2015
"We are about to…bloon" is part of a campaign request for dollars to help record the first-ever spherical video of an eclipse from the stratosphere.
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Gemini Constellation Holds Starry Treats for March Stargazers
Gemini in March 2015
March 4th, 2015
The constellation Gemini is currently well placed in the evening sky, just above and to the left of Orion for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's how to see it.
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March Skywatching: Spot the Celestial Ship Argo
This chart shows the constellation Vela (The Sails); most of the stars that can be seen in a dark sky with the unaided eye are marked.
March 2nd, 2015
As the calendar shifts into March, skywatchers' ship will really come in. The ship in question is the constellation Argo Navis, which can be seen at around 10 or 11 p.m. local time throughout March, low in the night sky near the southern horizon.
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Uranus, Venus and Mars! See Planets in the March Night Sky
Spring Starts March 20 Sky Map
March 4th, 2015
March should be a great month for spotting planets for skywatchers, weather permitting. Venus is becoming increasingly more prominent in the evening sky, remaining above the horizon for 2.5 to 3 hours after the sun dips below the horizon
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How to See 2 Star Clusters Shining in the Night Sky
Hyades star cluster
March 3rd, 2015
As the moon moves around its monthly orbit of the Earth, it passes near or in front of a wide variety of objects. At some points in its orbit, there are almost no stars behind it.
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Amazing Photo of Green Comet Lovejoy Captured by Dark Energy Camera
The 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera in Chile captured this photo of Comet Lovejoy on Dec. 27, 2014.
March 2nd, 2015
The 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera in Chile snapped a spectacular photo of Comet Lovejoy, formally known as C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), on Dec. 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey.
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WATCH LIVE FRIDAY: Slooh Celebrates Dawn Probe's Arrival at Ceres @ 1 pm ET
Ceres' Bright Spot Has Dimmer Companion
March 4th, 2015
The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live webcast featuring views of the dwarf planet Ceres. The live broadcast will begin Friday (March 6) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT).
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See Taurus the Bull Chased by 'Bees' in the Winter Sky
The Pleiades, Seven Sisters - Johnson
February 27th, 2015
Why is Taurus the Bull so mad? He's being chased by bees! The Pleiades, that is. Look for Taurus, the Pleiades and many other celestial sights in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months.
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