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The skies belong to everyone
Don Parker’s Christmas Jupiter
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Thu, Dec 27 2012
Jupiter imaged by the king of planetary photography
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Tue, Aug 14 2012
Perseid meteors with a great planetary alignment!
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Mon, Aug 13 2012
Don Parker images amazing clouds on Mars
Legendary planetary photographer Don Parker has done it again. As you’re probably aware, Mars reached opposition March 3, appearing bright and relatively large in the sky. Tonight, the Red Planet will shine at magnitude –1.9 and its disk will span 13.1” as seen through telescopes. Even...
Mon, Mar 26 2012
Pluto needs you
You may have heard over the past month of an effort to recognize the New Horizons mission now en route to Pluto and due to arrive in 2015. Now, many of you know the folks here at Astronomy are Pluto backers. I was a friend of Clyde Tombaugh and considered it a great honor to have known and observed with...
Tue, Mar 6 2012
The skies belong to everyone, part three: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
So you bought a telescope to look at everything the universe has to offer. You’ve explored the various craters and maria of the Moon, and some of the planets — Mercury, Venus, and Mars. What should you look at next? [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs...
Wed, May 4 2011
The skies belong to everyone, part two: Mercury, Venus, and Mars
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Tue, May 3 2011
Celebrating Earth Day
You know, I noticed on the calendar when I came into work on Friday that April 22 was Earth Day. That’s great, and I fully support Earth as a good planet and a nice place to be. Sure beats the chills you would get on Mars, the trouble you would have breathing on Mercury, or the scorched hellfire...
Mon, Apr 25 2011
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