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Oberwerk Mariner 8x40 Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Oberwerk's Mariner 8x40
October 24th, 2014
The Oberwerk Mariner 8x40 is our Editors' Choice for best small binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
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Celestron SkyMaster 8x56 Binoculars Review: 2014 Edition
Celestron's SkyMaster 8x56
October 24th, 2014
Celestron’s Skymaster 8x56 is our Editors’ Choice for best medium-sized binoculars for astronomy. Read our full review and find more top picks here.
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WEBCAST REPLAY: Partial Solar Eclipse Webcast by Slooh
Oct. 23, 2014, Partial Solar Eclipse Seen at Griffith Observatory
October 23rd, 2014
Slooh will host a live webcast of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23. Watch it live here.
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Best Astronomy Binoculars 2014 (Editors' Choice)
Binoculars are a great way for stargazers to dive into amateur astronomy. Here are Space.com's picks for the best astronomy binoculars for your budget.
October 24th, 2014
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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Orionid Meteor Shower: See Halley's Comet Crumbs Online Tonight
2014 Orionid Meteor Over Southern Arizona
October 21st, 2014
Some skywatchers captured incredible views of the Orionid meteor shower earlier this week, but even if you can't catch the peaking shower outside tonight (Oct. 21), you can still see it live online.
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How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching
Celestron's SkyMaster 8x56
October 24th, 2014
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers Across North America (Photos, Video)
Photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan in South Carolina captured this view of the partial solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014 through fog and power lines, revealing an ethereal view of the event and giant sunspots on the sun.
October 24th, 2014
A partial solar eclipse darkened the skies above much of North America this evening.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Today: A Weather Forecast
This graphic, provided by NASA, shows which parts of the globe will be able to see the partial solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014.
October 23rd, 2014
Viewers throughout most of the United States are in position to see a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). Unfortunately, clouds will likely get in the way in some parts of the country.
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