Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
WATCH LIVE NOW: Japanese Star Festival Webcast
Slooh Star Festival Webcast
July 7th, 2015
The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a webcast celebrating the Japanese star festival known as Tanabata today (July 7) at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT), and you can watch live here at
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How to See The Scorpion in July's Night Sky
Scorpius Constellation over Austria
July 4th, 2015
A skywatcher's guide to the most formidable of thhe constellations, Scorpius (the Scorpion), which now lies low over the southern horizon as darkness falls.
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Best Telescopes for Kids 2015 - Preschool and Up
July 2nd, 2015
Looking at the night sky can be an inspiring moment for kids, and the right telescope can drive an interest in astronomy for a lifetime.
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Company Aims to Offer On-Demand Meteor Showers
2015 Lyrid Meteors Seen Outside of Tucson, Arizona
July 6th, 2015
A Japanese startup is developing a system to deliver artificial meteor showers that would be available for purchase by scientists and skywatchers.
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How to See Venus, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury in July's Night Sky
Saturn in July 2015
July 1st, 2015
July offers opportunities to see Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury overhead. Here's how, and when, to spot them.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on Cosmic Show for Ramadan
Venus and Jupiter Encounter at Rasulullah Mosque
July 5th, 2015
A set of sublime images from reader Saheed Jafari show Venus and Jupiter providing cosmic decorations during the month of Ramadan.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on a Celestial Show This Month
Venus and Jupiter in July 1 Night Sky
July 1st, 2015
If you've been watching the western sky just after sunset lately, you will have noticed two bright objects, gradually drawing closer. These are the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and they're putting on a show this month.
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