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Cassiopeia the Queen is an easy-to-find constellation from northerly latitudes. It has the shape of an M or W. Schedar is the Queen’s brightest star.
In the fall, the leaves of some trees turn yellow, orange or red. The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose?
Looking for something to do on the weekends? At star parties, amateur astronomers with telescopes will show you the night sky. Find one near you …
The constellation Cassiopeia the Queen has the distinct shape of a W or M. Find her in the north-northeast sky on September and October evenings.
You’ll always know it’s the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, if the very noticeable constellation Orion the Hunter is nearby.
We showed you how to use Cassiopeia to find this galaxy. Now try star-hopping from the Great Square of Pegasus.
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, on this date in 1877. Did he imagine how well we’d see Mars’ moons today?
Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, but tend to vaporize (burn up completely) at varying altitudes.
How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.
The constellation Scutum has just 4 noticeable stars, and even those require a dark sky.
Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!
If we could see Mars in ultraviolet …