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How to See the Next Lunar Eclipse: July 16-17, 2019

In Eclipse Guide, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

As interest in astrotourism grows, eclipse chasing has become an increasingly popular activity. Whether you travel to see an eclipse or are lucky enough to enjoy them as they pass over your home, there’s no denying that eclipses are powerful and humbling to experience. After the total lunar eclipse on January 20-21, 2019, you may wonder when the next eclipse …

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16 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in April 2019

In Featured, Night Sky Guide by Space Tourism Guide

Let’s hope those notorious ‘April Showers’ stay far away! April is going to be a great month to get out and go stargazing. From close encounters between various planets and our moon to a whole spate of galactic viewing opportunities, you’ll want to get out and look up at least once this month. If you’re looking for one particular night …

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8 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in February 2019

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

It may be a short month, but there’s plenty to see in the night sky in February. In this month’s night sky forecast, you’ll find eight events worth bundling up for and braving the winter weather on a clear night. Don’t forget that February is also a great time to try and see the northern lights if you live in …

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What to See in the Night Sky in 2019

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

While most people are setting resolutions to mark the new year, we’re setting calendar reminders. 2019 is going to be a great year for astronomical events! We’ve pulled together a list of the best ones, and you can add them to your own calendar here. For some of these, you can spot them with your own eyes. For others, you’ll …

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

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

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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6 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in November 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

With November, we take steps closer to the solstice. In the northern hemisphere, winter approaches in earnest; in the southern, the sun is welcomed back and temperatures continue to rise. November is also a time of astronomical activity, with two active meteor showers to get out and enjoy. Hopefully, the skies will be clear and dark for you to enjoy …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in October 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

October is upon us – a month of transition and change throughout both hemispheres. With the passing of the September equinox, the world is shifting seasons: to autumn and winter in the northern part of the globe, and to spring and summer in the southern. As daylight returns to certain parts of the world and leaves others, our opportunities to …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in September 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

If you’ve been following this series on night sky events, welcome back! In September 2018, the celestial dance continues overhead – much as it has done in July and August. This month doesn’t hold as many bombastic astronomic sights (eclipses, meteors, and conjunctions, oh my!), but there’s plenty worth heading out on a clear night to see. Additionally, this month …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in July 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

At first glance, the sky in July 2018 doesn’t seem interesting – the first half of the month has few astronomical events of note! However, in the second half of the month, the sky above us becomes an astronomer’s playground. If you’re curious what you can see in the night sky in July 2018, read on. We’ve detailed some of …