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Constellation of the Month: Aquarius the Water Carrier

David Baumgartner writes about the constellation he calls Aqua-Man and about hosting a Tres Pinos School class to view Saturn.

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Searching the Sky: Pluto, are you still there?

David Baumgartner writes that everything that revolves around the sun should be considered a planet.

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Constellations of the Month: Gemini, Cancer and Leo

David Baumgartner writes about changes in the sky and the upcoming Autumn Equinox.

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Searching the Sky: Uranus and Neptune at their best in autumn sky

David Baumgartner writes that each planet has a greenish tint, making it somewhat easer to distinguish from the stars.

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Constellation of the Month: Sagittarius

David Baumgartner writes that near the tip of the constellation's arrow is the point thought to be the center of the Milky Way.

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Searching the Sky: The best shooting stars this summer

David Baumgartner writes that the best nights to observe upcoming meteor showers is Aug. 11-12.

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Constellation of the Month: Scorpius

David Baumgartner writes about how a scorpion ended up as one of the larger designs in the sky.

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Searching the Sky: They’re back, the planets that is

David Baumgartner writes that July will provide an opportunity to view all the planets along with Pluto and comets.

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Searching the Sky: Planets Everywhere

David Baumgartner writes that stargazers will have a chance to see seven planets this month.

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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