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Constellation of the Month: The Little Dipper

David Baumgartner writes about Ursa Minor, a constellation that includes the North Star.

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Searching the Sky: Glaring city lights put stars out of sight

David Baumgartner writes about light pollution and how it affects stargazing.

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Constellation of the Month: The Big Dipper

David Baumgartner writes about viewing the Great Bear and reminds readers of the Lyrid meteor shower peak on April 22.

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Searching the Sky: An eclipse to remember, forever

David Baumgartner writes about his first time experiencing a total solar eclipse in Egypt.

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Constellation of the Month: Leo the Lion

David Baumgartner writes that Leo is one of the easiest to recognize in the night sky.

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Searching the Sky: Star party with friends

This article was contributed by David Baumgartner as part of a local series on astronomy. If you enjoy searching the night skies for all its wonders with your telescope, binoculars or just your own eyes, you will notice it seems to be much more fun if you can do it with others around. You will find that

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M-17 the Swan Nebula. Photo provided by David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: The Messier Objects

David Baumgartner writes about taking part in a visual race through the night sky to try to get a glimpse of all 109 Messier Objects in a single night, from dusk to dawn.

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Constellation of the Month: Gemini the Twins

David Baumgartner writes about the twin constellation and how a local golf club dealt with unwanted light pollution.

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Searching the Sky: Another great year for astronomy—Part Two

David Baumgartner continues his best of list with entries including the dark side of the moon and black holes.

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Searching the Sky: 2019—Another great year for astronomy

Contributor David Baumgartner shares a 2019 adventure in astronomy. Who knew it was such a dangerous occupation?

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Constellation of the Month: Cassiopeia

David Baumgartner writes about Cassiopeia and what to look for in December.

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Searching the Sky: Why Binoculars?

David Baumgartner writes that one of the best reasons to use binoculars is that two eyes are better than one when it comes to viewing the skies.

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Searching the Sky: The Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteors come from the comet 55/Tempel-Tuttle. Every 33 years this comet passes through the inner solar system and sheds new filaments of debris, adding to the general meteor stream.

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Searching the Sky: Mercury transits the face of the Sun

David Baumgartner writes about what you can see in the sky this November.

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Constellation of the Month: Aquarius the Water Carrier

David Baumgartner writes about the water bearer constellation and showing the stars to Tres Pinos School students.