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Astronomy

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Venus-Pleiades Conjunction

This weekend there’s a wonderful conjunction between the very bright planet Venus and the bright star cluster the Pleiades. They’re less than 2 degrees apart. Venus is by far the brightest star like object in […]

03/30/2012

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Jupiter, Venus Starting To Separate

While the bright planets Venus and Jupiter are beginning to separate, they are still lovely in the western sky and are still only separated by less than five degrees this weekend. With even a small […]

03/16/2012

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Leo The Lion

Tonight and tomorrow night the nearly full moon will pass through the constellation Leo the Lion in the evening eastern sky.

03/06/2012

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The Venus-Jupiter Show

If we ever get a break in the clouds in the early evening (which we probably won’t), catch the Venus-Jupiter show in the western sky. They’re the brightest star-like objects in the western sky and […]

03/01/2012

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Crescent Moon, Venus Conjunction

Mike Lynch says that Saturday evening in the western sky they’ll be a wonderful conjunction between the crescent moon and the bright planet Venus.

02/24/2012

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Mike Lynch On Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

Mike Lynch says the Venus-Jupiter show is getting better in the western sky after evening twilight. They’re the brightest star-like objects in the sky. Right now they’re less than 25 degrees apart, but during the […]

02/16/2012

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160 Minn. Students To Compete In Science Bowl

Some 160 high school math and science students from across the state will be competing this month in a regional Science Bowl in St. Paul.

01/07/2012

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Look To The Skies For Jupiter

Tonight, look for a super bright star just below the gibbous (football-shaped) moon. That star is actually the planet Jupiter, right around 446 million miles away.

01/02/2012

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Early Morning Glimpse At Mars

Over the next couple of mornings around 5 to 6 a.m. they’ll be a nice conjunction in the early morning high southwest sky between the waning gibbous moon and the planet Mars that’s about 112 million miles away.

12/15/2011

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Leonid Meteor Shower

The annual Leonid Meteor shower peaks out tonight but especially Thursday morning between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

11/16/2011

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Full Moon Hugging Jupiter

The full moon will be hugging the very bright planet Jupiter in the evening eastern sky the next few nights.

10/12/2011

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Mike Lynch Astrophotography

Here’s the first of my celestial shots I took in Portal Arizona earlier this month.

05/25/2011

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