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Looking for Planet Nine
What is Planet Nine? Find out more about a possible new planet in our solar system. Everyone likes...
Orion the Hunter Reigns in the Winter Sky
All of Orion’s stars are easy to spot in the winter sky. We’re in a period of dark, moonless,...
The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. During Halloween week...
See Saturn and Jupiter in Early Fall
As autumn begins, we have a few more weeks to look at the most amazing part of the night sky. Let...
Spring is Galaxy Time!
Did you know that spring is galaxy time? More galaxies are visible from March to mid-May, early in...
How to Spot the Black Hole Above You
Would you like to find not one, but two black holes? You’ve come to the right place. That place is...
Where in Space Are We Headed?
Want to be amazed? Look skyward on the next clear night. With your own eyes, you’ll be able to see...
Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
It’s noctilucent cloud season! Every year, from late spring through summer, eerie electric-blue...
Happy Pi Day 2020, My Friends!
On Saturday, March 14 (3/14), Pi Day is celebrated. It’s the sort of holiday only celebrated by...
So You Want to Buy a Telescope?
Since Galileo—one of the first people on Earth to have aimed a telescope at the heavens—millions of...
Baby, It's Cold Outside
It’s been a cold meteorological winter so far, and the northeastern states hit their very coldest...
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac...
Picturing Infinity in Our Universe
The word “infinity” is intriguing, but frustrating. That’s because infinity cannot be visualized....
What It's Like to See the Northern Lights
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to see the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis), I had the...