SKYWATCH: TIPS TO SHOOT THE MOON, SOLAR ECLIPSE REPORTS, AND MORE

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Galactic Archaeology of the Milky Way Halo

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The motions of thirteen stars in our galaxy’s halo outline a shell-like structure – perhaps the remains of an ancient galactic collision.

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Flood Threatens Historic Photographic Plates

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A burst pipe flooded Harvard College’s Observatory Hill, submerging thousands of historic photographic plates underwater. Recovery is now under way to save these astronomical images.

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CANYVAL-X: Two CubeSats, One Telescope

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An innovative CubeSat mission, slated to take to space this year, will demonstrate the feasibility of free-flying satellites.

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Exoplanet in the Hyades Star Cluster

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Professional and amateur astronomers working together have found a young exoplanet in the Hyades open cluster. The planet is weirdly large, given its host star.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 11 – 19

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The crescent Moon leaps into evening skies, as Jupiter joins the evening celestial show from the east. Plus, if you have a telescope, catch the double shadow on Jupiter on Monday evening.

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Expert Tips for Basic Lunar Imaging

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It’s easy to take high-quality images of the lunar disk. You can shoot the Moon!

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S&T‘s Astronomy Podcast for March 2016

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After months of excitement in the predawn sky, the action is shifting to the evening – where Jupiter rises early and the stars of Orion anchor an array of celestial sights.

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COMMUNITY

S&T‘s Spectacular View of the Total Solar Eclipse

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On the morning of Wednesday, March 9th, 240 members of Sky & Telescope‘s group were treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse under near-perfect sky conditions.

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Total Solar Eclipse Reports from Indonesia

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Skygazers thronged to Indonesia hoping to see a total solar eclipse – and most were rewarded with breathtaking views of the event.

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