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Searching the Sky: Constellation of the month- Cetus and its Variable Star

A variable star is, quite simply, a star that changes brightness.

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Searching the Sky: Is anyone out there?

Baumgartner typically sets his own topics in his Searching the Sky series, but in this case, this subject was a special new year request made by BenitoLink Executive Director, Leslie David

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Constellation of the Month: the Christmas tree

David Baumgartner writes that many stars—and some imagination—can be used for locating a bright holiday light.

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Searching the Sky: Just two obstacles between me and space travel

David Baumgartner writes about a lifelong dream.

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Constellation of the month: The River Eridanus

David Baumgartner writes about a long winding line of mostly faint stars.

The Swan Nebula. Photo by David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: Planets not bashful at all this month

David Baumgartner writes that Venus, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus are viewable this month.

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Searching the Sky: What are meteors anyway?

David Baumgartner writes how to stop shooting stars.

Constellation Cygnus. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

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Constellation of the month: The Great Swan in the sky

David Bumgartner writes about his personal connection with the constellation Cygnus.

Jupiter and Saturn. File photo

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Searching the Sky: Time for the planets to shine

Once again, David Baumgartner time travels as he reminds us of how much fun you can have stargazing.

Ophiuchus. Image courtesy of Pixabay. Ophiuchus. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

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Constellation of the month: Ophiuchus

David Baumgartner writes about how there should be a 13th zodiacal constellation.

Hubble Telescope. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: Meeting up with a real astronomer

David Bumgartner writes about connecting with a cousin with the same interests.

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Constellation of the Month: Women in the night sky

David Baumgartner writes about how some women are depicted in the stars.

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Searching the sky: It’s the same sky anywhere in the world

David Baumgartner writes about how his younger thoughts about astronomy still remain today.

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Constellation of the month: The unknown/forgotten dipper

David Baumgartner writes about the Little Dipper.

comparison of James Webb telescope (left) and Hubble. Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

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Searching the sky: NASA to launch $10 billion telescope in October

There are about 400 studies that are scheduled on the new telescope and could reveal secrets about the oldest galaxies, inhabitable planets and even the dawn of the universe.