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The Milky Way

Another perfectly clear night last night. I went out at about midnight, and came back at 2.45am – and had a nice lie-in this morning. I had about 45 minutes of good telescope time before the dew became a problem again. 479 more words


Universal service

In cosmic connectivity news, a hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles may help scientists answer a century-old question: can we get a decent wi-fi signal in Ursa Major? 561 more words


USPS Star Calendar for 13-19 July

13 Jul    You’ll need binoculars to watch as Mars passes to Spica’s left. The moon is at perigee, 56.17 Earth-radii (358,000 kilometers) away. Perigee occurs 21 hours after the… 183 more words


Look north in July 2014 and take the measure of your skies and eyes!

Light pollution is a big issue these days. How does it impact you? Summer is a good time to check by looking north about two hours after sunset  1,286 more words

06/26/2014 - Ephemeris - Draco the dragon is twisted around the pole of the sky

Ephemeris for Thursday, June 26th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 32 minutes, setting at 9:31, the latest sunset.   The moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 6:32 tomorrow morning.  218 more words

Ephemeris Program

Memories From Marvel's

Marvel’s Amusement Park, formerly Scarborough Marineland and Zoo, was located on the top of the hill behind the current outdoor theatre in Manor Gardens… 1,012 more words