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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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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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Searching the Sky: Using binoculars to stargaze

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

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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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Searching the Sky: Pluto, are you still there?

David Baumgartner writes that everything that revolves around the sun should be considered a planet.

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Constellations of the Month: Gemini, Cancer and Leo

David Baumgartner writes about changes in the sky and the upcoming Autumn Equinox.

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Searching the Sky: Uranus and Neptune at their best in autumn sky

David Baumgartner writes that each planet has a greenish tint, making it somewhat easer to distinguish from the stars.

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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.