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Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

Pinnacles National Park has over 400 species of bees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Earth Day at Pinnacles

Over 65% of the national park is federal wilderness.

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Searching the Sky: Looking for clear skies

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for this month.

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Constellation of the Month: The lion sleeps tonight

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for when viewing the Leo constellation.

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Searching the Sky: A long time coming

David Baumgartner writes about his experiences launching rockets in his backyard as a kid.

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Constellation of the Month: Taurus the Bull

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for when searching for Taurus in the night sky.

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Searching the Sky: Death of the Universe

David Baumgartner writes about the five ages of the universe.

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Constellation of the Month: Orion the Great Hunter

David Baumgartner writes that Orion is the brilliant central constellation in the winter evening sky.

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Searching the Sky: A special way to end the year

David Baumgartner summarizes the year in astronomy, including a total solar eclipse in Chile and the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

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Searching the Sky: The Christmas Star of Bethlehem

David Baumgartner writes that on Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be close enough to each other to look like a double star.

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Constellation of the Month: Pegasus

David Baumgartner writes that Andromeda and Pegasus were the only two constellations to share a common star, but that has since been given solely to Pegasus.

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Searching the Sky: Using binoculars to stargaze

David Baumgartner writes that two eyes are better than one when it comes to viewing the skies.

Andromeda galaxy. Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: The Andromeda Galaxy

David Baumgartner writes about another galaxy two million light years away from Earth.

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Searching the Sky: The show of giant planets

David Baumgartner writes that if not for the Moon, Jupiter would be the brightest object in the sky until Venus rises in the early morning hours at this time of year.

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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.