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Bruce McClure

Almach is a quadruple star system

Almach looks like 1 star to the eye and like a colorful duo through a telescope. But today we know Almach as 4 stars.

Keep watching for Leonid meteors

Another chance to see meteors in this annual shower – between midnight and dawn – Saturday.

Don’t miss moon, Venus, Jupiter at dawn

Jupiter and Venus are low in the east before sunup now, but they’re our sky’s 2 brightest planets. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon to see this beautiful morning scene.

Moon sliding past 3 planets this week

The planets are Mars, Jupiter and Venus. The moon will move past them all in the coming mornings. Look east!

A famous variable star in Cepheus

With clock-like precision, the star Delta Cephei doubles in brightness every 5.36 days. You can notice this brightness change with the eye alone.

Venus-Jupiter conjunction Monday a.m.

Watch for the super-close pairing of the sky’s 2 brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. They’ll be in the sunrise direction, low in the east at dawn.

Tips for watching North Taurid meteors

People have been seeing bright Taurid meteors for some weeks, but the North Taurids peak this weekend. How to watch.

Pleiades star cluster, aka Seven Sisters

November’s often called the month of the Pleiades, because it’s when this star cluster – aka the Seven Sisters – shines from dusk until dawn.

Moon and Regulus late night until dawn

They’ll be close from moonrise on, but highest in the sky on the morning of November 11. In the coming mornings, watch the moon edge toward bright Jupiter before dawn.

Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Every year, the Big Dipper (Great Bear) descends to its lowest point in the sky on November evenings.