SKYWATCH: A NEW MINIMOON FOR EARTH, FIND STELLAR DWARFS, AND MORE

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A New Minimoon for Earth

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A recently discovered minimoon, the asteroid known as 2016 HO3, follows Earth in its orbit around the Sun.

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Seeing Sunspots as the Ancients Did

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Astronomers have reconstructed 18-century telescopes to observe sunspots and better understand solar cycles.

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FRIPON: A New All-Sky Meteor Network

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The innovative FRIPON network will engage professionals and the public in the hunt for space rocks.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 24 – July 1
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Arcturus and Vega are about equally high overhead shortly after dark this weekend, and the last-quarter Moon (exact at 2:19 p.m. EDT) rises around 1 a.m. below the Great Square of Pegasus.

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Hunting White Dwarfs: Night’s Stellar Peewees

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Take a trip down the rabbit hole to the weird and weighty world of planet-sized white dwarf stars.

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Tour June’s Sky: Three Planets at Nightfall

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Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sinks from view, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius in the southeast and Jupiter near Leo well up in the southwest.

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COMMUNITY

NEAF 2016 Astronomy Equipment Videos

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Watch Dennis di Cicco conduct in-depth interviews with vendors at the NEAF 2016 trade show displaying their newest wares.

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