SKYWATCH: DOES JUPITER’S MOONS HAVE GEYSERS?, SEEING STARS IN ANDROMEDA, AND MORE

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Hints of Geysers Erupting from Europa

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Newly released Hubble images show what appear to be towering jets of water coming from Jupiter’s moon Europa.

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Orbital Path Podcast Episode 10: Done in the Sun

Michelle Thaller speaks with NASA’s Alex Young about the space agency’s impressive fleet of Sun-monitoring satellites — including the upcoming Solar Probe Plus.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 7 – 15

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Jupiter and fainter Mercury have a close conjunction on Tuesday morning the 11th. Look low due east about 45 minutes before your local sunrise time.

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Resolving Andromeda — How to See Stars 2.5 Million Light-Years Away

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At 2.5 million light-years away, you might think it’s impossible to see individual stars in the Andromeda Galaxy. Let its largest star cloud, NGC 206, show you the way.

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Astrophotography: The Benefits of Dark Skies

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Can you photograph galaxies and star clusters from your backyard? That depends – how light-polluted is your yard, and how much time do you have?

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Tour October’s Sky: Planets in Transition

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Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.

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COMMUNITY

Fall Astronomy Day is Here!

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Got plans for Saturday? Now you do – look up your local amateur astronomy community to see what they’re doing for Fall Astronomy Day!

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Star Walk at Harrison Bay State Park

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Inspired by a project featured in Sky & Telescope, Richard Clements and the Barnard Astronomical Society constructed a Star Walk in Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee.

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2017 Chile Astronomy & Stargazing Tour

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Join Sky & Telescope in Chile – the “astronomy capital of the world” – from March 18 to 26, 2017. Our tour group will visit world-class observatories, see breathtaking landscapes, and observe the southern sky in crystal-clear night skies.

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