SKYWATCH: MOON TO COVER UP ALDEBARAN SATURDAY, SPACEX ANNOUNCES MOON SHOT MISSION, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

SpaceX Announces 2018 Moonshot Mission

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A surprise announcement by SpaceX on Monday envisions humans traveling beyond low Earth orbit by late 2018.

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New Citizen Science: Find New Worlds, Film an Eclipse

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Hankering to discover new systems or better understand our own? Scratch your science itch with these citizen science projects and public data troves.

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Happy 30th Birthday, Supernova 1987A!
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The first naked-eye supernova since the invention of the telescope lit up the global astronomy world on the morning of February 23, 1987. We’ve learned a lot about how supernovae work since then.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 3 – 11

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The Moon hangs below Aldebaran, the Hyades, and the Pleiades in the west this evening. But get ready for tomorrow, when the Moon blocks Aldebaran from view.

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Aldebaran’s Disappearing Act on March 4th

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On the night of March 4th, all you’ll need are your eyes to watch the Moon occult Aldebaran. Better yet, place yourself on the graze line.

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Pushing Limits: A Spring Sky Double Star Romp

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Push your telescope to the limit and put your eyes to the test with this series of tight-knit springtime double stars.

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Tour March’s Sky: Venus Sinks, Mercury Rises

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In this month’s easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can glimpse Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.

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COMMUNITY

Annular Solar Eclipse: First Reports

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Clear skies prevailed across Patagonia in South America, providing intrepid eclipse-chasers with beautiful views of February 26th’s annular solar eclipse.

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A Better Red-Light Filter for Your iPhone

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By tapping into some little-know settings, you can use your iPhone at night and preserve your dark adaptation.
Wow. That is news to me. I did not know there was a red-light filter for cell phones that helped with fighting night pollution. Very good to know.
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