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Can you handle Hercules?

May is a good month for going out to spot the constellation of Hercules, but if you find yourself saying, “Mayday Mayday Mayday, I cannot find Hercules,” then read on for a few tricks for locating him. I freely admit … Continue reading

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Sagittarius, The Little Teapot

Today let us pause a moment to observe the passing of Sagittarius from due south in our night sky. The Friday, September 23 entry from Sky & Telescope’s This Week’s Sky at a Glance reads, “As summer turns to fall, … Continue reading

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The Summer Triangle

The first day of summer is June 21, just about two weeks away. The Summer Triangle now appears in the east at dusk. Made of three bright stars from three different constellations, the Summer Triangle can be picked out when … Continue reading

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