Cygnus. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: Meteor shower to brighten the sky

David Baumgartner writes to ensure residents don't miss the Leonid meteor showers and to look for the swan constellation.

Dipper Constellation. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: Planet parade starts with Pluto

David Baumgartner writes that many planets will be viewable this month.

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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Searching the Sky: A night for stargazing

David Baumgartner and a friend travel 30 miles to spend hours under the stars.

Sirius. Photo by David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: Which is the brightest of them all?

David Baumgartner writes about his first computer and how he came up with his version of the top 20 brightest stars.

Dipper Constellation. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: circumpolar constellations

David Baumgartner writes about routes of constellations and how we can use them to navigate.

Moon walk on the De Anza Trail. Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: 2024 total solar eclipse

David Baumgartner writes about his plan to go to Texas in 2024.

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Searching the Sky: The weather gods win again

David Baumgartner writes about his first attempt for the Messier Marathon and how we can see the meteor shower later this month.

The Pleiades. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Searching the Sky: The Pleiades

David Baumgartner writes on how to find the Seven Sisters.

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Searching the Sky: Is anyone out there?

Baumgartner typically sets his own topics in his Searching the Sky series, but in this case, this subject was a special new year request made by BenitoLink Executive Director, Leslie David

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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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Searching the Sky: Just two obstacles between me and space travel

David Baumgartner writes about a lifelong dream.

The Swan Nebula. Photo by David Baumgartner.

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Searching the Sky: Planets not bashful at all this month

David Baumgartner writes that Venus, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus are viewable this month.

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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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Searching the Sky: What are meteors anyway?

David Baumgartner writes how to stop shooting stars.