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Watch for Cassiopeia the Queen

Find the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen in the northeastern sky after sundown. Depending on your perspective look for the telltale shape W or M.

Identify Saturn near moon on August 2

On August 2, 2017, use the moon to locate the ringed planet Saturn as darkness falls. Miss ’em tonight? Try again tomorrow night.

Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

How to find Sagittarius on August evenings, plus the lore and science of this constellation.

Moon near star Antares on August 1

Antares is a red star in the south each summer. It was considered the Fire Star of the ancient Chinese.

Watch for Delta Aquarid meteors

The Delta Aquarid shower is long and rambling and overlaps with the Perseids. Since the moon will be bright during this year’s Perseid peak, this weekend is a great time to watch meteors.

Epsilon Lyrae is the famous Double Double star

Binoculars reveal that Epsilon Lyrae is a double star – two stars in one. A telescope shows that each component star is also a double. The double double star!

How to find Delta Aquarid radiant point

How to spot the radiant point for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, going on now. Plus … why meteors in annual showers have radiant points.

Awesome beauty of the Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula – aka Messier 16 or M16 – is home to several famous structures, including the Pillars of Creation and the Stellar Spire.

See the constellation Scutum the Shield

Scutum has only has 4 stars that make up the constellation outline, but it’s noticeable in a dark sky because a rich region of the Milky Way is behind it.

See Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown

Corona Borealis looks like the letter C. A dark sky is best for seeing this faint semi-circle of stars.