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What to See in the Night Sky in 2019: Our Solar System (Part II)

If you’re eager to do more stargazing this year, now’s the time. All year long, there are opportunities to enjoy the night sky, from basic stargazing sights to asteroids, moons, planets, nebula, and galaxies that require equipment to enjoy the view. In this post, you’ll learn how to see each celestial object in our solar system, from the sun and …

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A Guide for Stargazing in Calaveras County, California

Located 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco, Calaveras County is a perfect weekend getaway from the Bay Area. It is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and boating in the summer, and for skiing in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter. Throughout the year you can learn about the county’s historic roots and sample delicious local food and wine. …

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11 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in January 2019

Happy New Year! As 2019 kicks off, it’s a great time to make a resolution: to go stargazing and appreciate the night sky more! The coming month will offer many fantastic opportunities to get out and see the stars… and planets… and a meteor shower… and two eclipses! This month, we have confirmed that every event on this list is …

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The 13 Best Places for Stargazing in Dallas/Fort Worth

Do you call Dallas or Fort Worth home? Or, are you planning a trip there for business or pleasure? In either case, you might want to go stargazing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area… and that sounds a lot easier than it is. While it’s certainly possible to go stargazing near Dallas or Fort Worth, you need to know where …

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How to Plan an Astronomy Trip to the Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of the world’s top historic astronomy destinations. King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675. Sir Christopher Wren originally chose the site, and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich began operations in 1676. In the nearly 350 years since, the Royal Observatory Greenwich has been one of the foundational observatories in the world. In fact, …

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11 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in December 2018

As 2018 winds down, the astronomical calendar continues its healthy pace. This month, we have a variety of interesting viewing opportunities – from close encounters to meteor showers, including planets, moons, two comets, and even some star clusters! This month, we’re pleased to announce that we have confirmed that every event on this list is visible with either your unaided …

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The 10 Best Places for Stargazing in Houston, Texas

Houston is America’s fourth largest city… but it also might be one of the most overlooked major cities in the country. Located in the southeastern part of Texas near the Gulf Coast, Houston has everything you could ever want in a city – just ask the 2.3 million people who live there! Unfortunately, when 2.3 million people live anywhere, there’s probably …