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  1. Find out when and where to see Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) — and stay tuned to see how bright (or not) this comet gets.

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  2. You can renew your own cosmic connection on Friday night, April 3rd. That's when the planet Venus will skirt the Pleiades star cluster in a spectacular dusk conjunction visible across much of the planet.

    The post The Pleiades Welcome Venus appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Two astronomers discovered a temporary mini-moon captured by Earth — but it's about to win its freedom.

    The post Earth Has A Mini-Moon — But Not for Long! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The New Horizons team wants you to help measure the distance to two stars, yielding the longest-ever baseline measurement of a key cosmic yardstick.

    The post New Horizons Recruits Amateurs to Sight Stars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. During March, the cosmos offers a lot to see both before sunrise and after sunset. To get a guided tour of the month's highlights, play or download this month's Sky Tour episode.

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