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Thousands of years ago, people spent hours gazing at the night sky. They found that by connecting the stars as if they were dots, patterns emerged that resembled animals, people and things.
Full Moon Video
Learn about August's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch the Sturgeon Moon video!
See which eclipses will be visible across North America.
Click for 2014 Eclipse Dates.
Catch a star! See meteor showers dates for 2014 —plus viewing tips.
Which telescope should you buy? Let's examine the different types of telescopes that you might purchase—to help you select the telescope that's best for you.
Moon Question of the Day
Why does the Moon not rotate around its own axis?
Moon Folklore of the Day
It is unlucky to point at the new Moon or view any Moon over your shoulder.
Sky Maps (Star Chart)
Get free Sky Maps (Star Charts) to find your way around the night sky—printable, too!
See Sky Maps for August.
With the Tide Predictions Calculator, find high and low beach tides for any location in the U.S. and Canada for any date.
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