SKYWATCH: IGNORE THE LATEST ASTEROID SCARE. BUT GET READY FOR THE PERSEIDS!

The Perseids are coming! The Perseids are coming!

Yaaaay!

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Apophis and Earth in 2029
Dan Durda

Bulletin at a Glance

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The Sky is Not Falling

July 30, 2010 | This past week, news surfaced that a sizable asteroid has a roughly 1-in-1,000 chance of whacking Earth sometime in the next two centuries. But don’t let the news spoil your summer vacation — the story is being overplayed. > read more 

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Perseid montage
Gain Lee

Dark Nights for the Perseids

July 27, 2010 | Mark your calendar for watching the year’s best-known meteor shower late on the nights of August 11th and 12th. > read more 

Tour August’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

July 30, 2010 | Venus, Mars, and Saturn dance in the west after sunset, while soon afterward giant Jupiter rises in the east — all that, and Perseid meteors too! Host: S&T’s Kelly Beatty. (6MB MP3 download: running time: 6m 48s) > read more 

Ceres in 2010

May 27, 2010 | Ceres, the largest main-belt asteroid, is well placed for observation in June through August 2010. > read more 

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

 

West view after sunset

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

July 30, 2010 | Venus, Saturn, and Mars have formed up into a triangle at dusk. Watch it change shape day by day. And Vega overhead means the Sagittarius Teapot, rich in deep-sky objects, is on best display in the south. > read more 

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"First light" for Tatakoto's telescope
Edwin Aguirre & Imelda Joson

A Telescope for Tatakoto

July 29, 2010 | A tiny South Pacific atoll rolled out the welcome mat for dozens of eclipse-goers — and got an unexpected thank-you gift in return. > read more 

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