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October Meteor Showers

Entry Date: Oct 1, 2019

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If recent events during the last few months are any indicator, Chicken Little may have been right. The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Back on July 24 at approximately 2:44 a.m. EDT, a soccer ball-sized meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere above L... more
Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Entry Date: Feb 4, 2019

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Last month’s column focused on the Quadrantid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse. Today I will preview some of the other astronomical highlights for 2019.Believe it or not, Mars is still visible during early evening hours. Unfortunately... more
Meteor Shower and a Lunar Eclipse

Entry Date: Jan 3, 2019

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Happy New Year everyone. I can’t believe another year has come and gone. While 2018 is a blur in this stargazers’ mind, I do unfortunately recall how weather conditions thwarted many of our observing sessions. After experiencing similar past depres... more
An Early Holiday Treat for Stargazers

Entry Date: Dec 10, 2018

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As the year advances into the month of December, sunrise times occur much later in the morning, while sunset times occur much earlier. Here in southern New England the latest sunrise is around 7:13:09 a.m. on January 2, whereas the earliest sunset is a... more