Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring Constellations: Corvus, Crater, Hydra, and Cancer

So far in our spring sky we have looked at Orion’s departure, how to rain water down on Leo, how to “arc to Arcturus and speed on to Spica,” how to view Virgo as a further guide to finding Leo … Continue reading

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Orion Is Leaving Us!

If you’ve been watching Orion in the evening sky, you may have noticed that Orion is appearing lower and lower in the west each night as he prepares to leave us for the summer. I like Orion, so this is … Continue reading

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Astronomy Links for Expanding Your Horizons

The following is a list of links I organized to hand out to the girls attending my planetarium workshops as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University-Moorhead on April 14, 2012. … Continue reading

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Mid-April Stargazing 2012

Ah, spring. Trees are budding, my plum tree is preparing to flower, and the evenings are mild and great for taking a kid out stargazing. Here’s a quick guide to some of the things you can show them. Looking west … Continue reading

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