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The stars align for a near-perfect Perseid meteor shower: Here’s how to catch it

The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. Up to a meteor a minute? Check. Moonless sky? Check. Peaking during the weekend? Check. Clear weather? That even looks like ... read more

Catch A Falling Star: The Perseids Meteor Shower

So although as a teenager, my thoughts were more preoccupied with the tabloid stars rather than the ... wonderful pictures of this year's Perseids shower. It is ... read more

Perseids reign supreme

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks August 12/13 under ideal conditions. With the Moon completely absent from the night sky, observers at dark sites can expect to see up to 100 “shooting stars” per ... read more

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A persistent Orionid

Last weekend the Orionid meteor shower peaked ... meteor showers (here’s a site where you can see when the next one is). You might catch something pretty amazing! And even if you don’t, it’s still a n... read more

Mars makes a special appearance

Mars is small ... The bright star Spica will be nearby on the right (south) and a bit fainter. After passing its peak, Mercury will sink rapidly back toward the glow of sunrise, disappearing by month' ... read more

LEONID Meteor Shower -- WOW !!!

shower I ... how to polar align the scope on the new tripod that I got last week. I haven't done that before, and had all kinds of trouble trying to get it set up using the Autostar controller. It kep... read more

From idea to reality

This time, it came up during the annual Perseid meteor shower watch — a “program” organized by ... give uncommonly bright images of celestial objects, as I had seen at star parties. I dreamt of a tele... read more

The dusty depths of a spectacular spiral galaxy

You should be able to get a census of the stars in the halo as well. Having spectra would help too. I’m not soliciting research here; for me a grant is when I go to the ATM. But if you’re an undergrad ... read more

100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

(Click here ... Perseid meteor shower. Many skygazers trek out to the desert to escape the light pollution of our county, but if you want to stay local, head up to Silverado Canyon. Or if you are feel... read more

Lyrid Meteor Showers: When and Where to Watch

If the weather and a full moon don't stop you from catching the spring celestial show that the Lyrid meteor showers bring, astronomers say they can still be as interesting to watch as the annual Perse... read more

Previewing 2017's Biggest Skywatching Events Using Mobile Astronomy Apps — Part 1

Don't worry — part two will cover the eclipse, as well as opportunities to see Mercury shine, Jupiter's moons cross the planet and our own moon cover a star ... watch for a good shower known as the Qu... read more

Keck Observatory successfully deploys laser system improving resolution and clarity

The central hole in the beam is due to the secondary mirror obscuration on the laser beam launch telescope and is used to align ... near-perfect detail for planets, stars and galaxies. Combined with t... read more

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