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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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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: An eclipse to remember, forever

David Baumgartner writes about his first time experiencing a total solar eclipse in Egypt.

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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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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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Constellation of the Month: Cassiopeia

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

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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.