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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Gemini constellation. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

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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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Lunar Eclipse. Photo provided by Pixabay.

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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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Winter comes to San Benito County

The North Pole is now the farthest it will be from the sun all year.

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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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Teknova hosts tech and science fair

Schoolchildren visit presentations on DNA extraction, bacterial growth, fire and more.

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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.

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Searching the Sky: A moon of many names

Our planet's satellite might have names like Blue Moon, but as David Baumgartner writes, "I have been viewing the moon all my life, and have yet to glance upon one that was blue."

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Searching the Sky: Transparent September Skies

In this latest stargazing article, David Baumgartner writes about a group of stars known as the Summer Triangle.

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The Milky Way. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: No telescope needed for this view

The first in a series of astronomy articles on stargazing.

Students waiting for the winners to be called at the March 21 STEAM Fair. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

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STEAM Fair connects students with science and art

San Benito County Office of Education hosts showcase of exhibits and demonstrations from grades four through eight.