Tag Archives: Orion

Orion’s Lesser-Known Neighbors

Orion is a well-known constellation. He has bright stars, and he straddles the celestial equator, which puts him in prominent viewing position for both northern and southern hemisphere star gazers. He also has some bright, well-known neighbors: Gemini the Twins; … 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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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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