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Starwatch
I must admit the full moon this month is aggravating. It coincides with the peak of one of the best annual meteor showers of the year. The moon is full on the very same ...
August 06, 2022 Starwatch
First, let’s start with the good news. As with August stargazing any year, there’s still plenty of summer and great summer constellations in the sky. And with earlier sun...
July 30, 2022 Starwatch
One of my favorite summer constellations is Hercules the Hero. Despite it being one of the fainter constellations, it's the fifth-largest in the sky. I love the Greek my...
July 23, 2022 Starwatch
Since spring, Corona Borealis has been in our Butler evening sky and will remain on our evening celestial stage until late October. Its name is Latin for “The Northern C...
July 16, 2022 Starwatch
You may have already heard or read that we're going to have a “Supermoon” this week over Butler on Wednesday. Supermoon is a relatively new term that I didn't know until...
July 09, 2022 Starwatch
July stargazing is certainly a late show over Butler but worth it because it’s now prime time for summer constellations, and planets are finally beginning to come back to...
July 02, 2022 Starwatch
I usually write about telescope dos and don'ts with telescopes around the holiday season, but I thought I'd write about it now for a change. After all, it's a lot more co...
June 25, 2022 Starwatch
Welcome to part three of my trilogy on stars' birth, life and death. In last week’s Starwatch column about the life of stars, I told you how stars cook up energy in thei...
June 18, 2022 Starwatch
Last week in Starwatch, I described how stars are born in gigantic groups in part one of the trilogy of a star's birth, life, and death. Every phase is controlled by gra...
June 11, 2022 Starwatch
Every so often I like to go into more detail about the life and times of those twinkling stars we see night after night in the Butler sky when clouds aren’t photo bombing...
June 04, 2022 Starwatch
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