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Celestial News & Events – Sky & Telescope
  1. International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.

    The post International Observe the Moon Night Is Here appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Colder weather might be coming, but don't pack away that telescope! You'll miss a powerful storm that's remaking Jupiter's North Temperate Belt, a returning comet, Mira on the rise, and a bright supernova in the Great Bear.

    The post Stormy Times on Jupiter, Comet Howell Steps Up, and More appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. How would you like to see a star drop two magnitudes in the time it takes to eat dinner? Easy to do. Just check out one of these fast eclipsing binaries — they'll make your head spin.

    The post Take a Roller Coaster Ride on a Fast Eclipsing Binary appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The Perseid meteor shower is like no other. Every August it delivers up to 100 meteors an hour in pleasant weather conducive to getting outside and staying up late. What's more, most kids still aren't in school, making it possible for the entire family to enjoy the event.

    The post Perseids Peak August 11–12 — Get Ready for the Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Pluto might be a challenging target but it's well worth the effort. Grab your telescope and see if you can spot this distant, chilly world.

    The post Cool Off with Pluto This Summer appeared first on Sky & Telescope.