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Eye to the Sky-Know the constellations to build your map of the heavens

On any given clear night, you can see more than 1,000 stars.

Eye to the Sky-Late-night light show on its way mid-month

The Leonids are coming. During the late-night hours of Nov. 17, the Leonid meteor shower should peak with a rate of 15-20 meteors per hour at a dark site.

Eye to the Sky-Light shines on classification system for stars

Every discipline has its secret handshakes, knowledge or rituals unique to the discipline that help distinguish those “in the know” from those outside the discipline.

Eye to the Sky-Space debris turns to showy blazes in late-night sky

An easy and fun way to get started in astronomical observation is meteor watching.

Eye to the Sky-, Eye to the Sky-, Imported-Sun Funnel paints a shareable picture of events in sky

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is at the more distant part of its earth orbit, passing between the sun and the earth so that its shadow crosses the surface of the earth.

Eye to the Sky-Etcetera - 04/11/12

The federal Corporation for National and Community Service named Whitman College to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth time.

Eye to the Sky-Learn to track the wanderers in the night sky

During the next few weeks the four brightest planets -- Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn -- will be visible during the night. These planets are brighter than the stars, with Venus being the brightest. This is a great time to go planet hunting.

Eye to the Sky-Sun, moon, earth team for rare treat in late May

Last month I explained the phases of the moon and asked you some questions, which I will answer at the end of this article.

Eye to the Sky-EYE TO THE SKY - Coming up in January: passing a big neighbor

If you look to the south-southeast just after dark, about halfway up from the horizon you will see what looks like a very bright star. It is on the border between the constellations of Pisces and Aries. But this is not a star; it is the planet Jupiter. Ea

Eye to the Sky-Headed for Mars? Now is the time

We can't go to Mars any time we want to. At the speed of today's spacecraft, the travel time from Earth to Mars is months even when the planets are closest to each other. So when is the best time to go to Mars?

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