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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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Q & A: Sallie Calhoun on her No Regrets Initiative

With opportunity comes responsibility. In this interview, Paicines Ranch owner Sallie Calhoun talks about a 10-year commitment that she just "couldn't not do."

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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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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.