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The Sky This Month - March 2015

Orion’s K-9’s

As we finally leave winter behind this month and jump into spring, we cannot help but notice the days getting longer. As we tick our way through the calendar, our sun’s angle moves a bit farther north, rewarding us with more than three minutes of light per day. However for astronomers this translates into shorter and shorter nights. It is not until the month of June that we only begin observing at about 9:30 p.m. and later local time but for now, our observing window is still on our side.

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The Sky This Month - Febuary 2015

Auriga

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The Sky This Month - January 2015

Icon Orion

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The Sky This Month - December 2014

The River Eridanus

Eridanus the River is a long but narrow constellation found at this time of year above the southern horizon or at least its top half as seen from Canada. Starting close to the celestial equator, the entire asterism stretches down almost sixty degrees. Unlike the brilliant suns of the constellation Orion to the left, Eridanus lacks any bring stars and only range in brightness from magnitude 3.2 to 5.0 except for magnitude 2.9 Cursa. They are however unique in their individual life stories.

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The Sky This Month - November 2014

The Lizard And The King

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The Sky This Month - October 2014

A Month of Eclipses

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The Sky This Month - September 2014

The Summer Triangle – part 2

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The Sky This Month - August 2014

The Summer Triangle – part 1

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The Sky This Month - July 2014

The Mighty Hercules

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The Sky This Month - June 2014

Libra the scales

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