SKYWATCH: TAKE A DEEPER LOOK AT THE PLEIADES, GREET VENUS IN THE EVENING SKY, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Near-Earth Asteroid Tally Reaches 15,000

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Thanks to two aggressive search programs, the count of near-Earth asteroids has soared past the 15,000-object milestone.

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Arecibo Observatory Faces Uncertain Future

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Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest single-dish active radar telescope in the world, may be shut down or even destroyed due to funding concerns.

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ALMA Images Spiral Disk Around Baby Stars
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Astronomers have imaged a third star embedded in the spiral disk around a pair of baby stars, the first direct evidence of a process of star formation known as disk fragmentation.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 4 – 12

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As the stars come out tonight, look off to the Moon’s upper left for Mars, and high above the Moon for Altair.

Take a glance…

The Merope Nebula and Its Well-Kept Secret
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Did you know that the brightest part of the Merope Nebula in the Pleiades is also the hardest to see? We’ll make sense of this seeming contradiction while honing key observing skills.

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Astrophotography: Tame the Cable Monster

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The art of astrophotography can quickly turn into the art of cable management. Learn how to tame the cable monster and get back to photographing the night sky.

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Tour November’s Sky: Hello, Venus!

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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

S&T Webinar: Get Ready for 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

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Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 9th, when you’ll get great background info and travel tips for America’s coast-to-coast total solar eclipse.

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