Draco the "dragon." Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: Reducing light pollution to make stars more visible

David Baumgartner advocates for efficient use of lighting and requests help finding Draco, the 'dragon.'

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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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Constellation of the month: The River Eridanus

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

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Constellation of the month: The water constellations

David Baumgartner writes how to spot Aquarius, Piscis Austrinus and Pisces.

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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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Constellation of the Month: The Little Dipper

David Baumgartner writes about Ursa Minor, a constellation that includes the North Star.

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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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Constellation of the Month: Leo the Lion

David Baumgartner writes that Leo is one of the easiest to recognize in the night sky.

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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Constellation of the Month: Cassiopeia

David Baumgartner writes about Cassiopeia and what to look for in December.

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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.