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The "black aurora": these mysterious bands in the night sky might leave you in the dark. Feb 1, 2007 840
Something Nu in Andromeda: have you looked at Nu ([nu]) Andromedae lately? You might be in for a surprise. Jan 1, 2007 720
Observing on the edge: if you think the Andromeda Galaxy is a challenge to see with the unaided eye, try looking for its dim details. Dec 1, 2006 789
The sound of silence: there's more to meteors than meets the eye. To understand why, just listen. Nov 1, 2006 842
I see nothing! Observing dark nebulae requires a little light. Oct 1, 2006 804
Mechain's unsung discovery: sometimes the obvious escapes us. Sep 1, 2006 774
Saharan solar surprises: a British amateur turns a total solar eclipse into a total experience. Aug 1, 2006 621
M44: what's the buzz? Part II: here's why the beehive is a honey to see, even when it's sinking in the west. Jul 1, 2006 796
M44: what's the buzz? Part I: intentional or not, turning the Praesepe into the Beehive Cluster is beefitting. Jun 1, 2006 719
Spirits of the air: here's why observing sprites is a blast. May 1, 2006 792
An eclipse timetable: a simple checklist will enhance your eclipse-watching experience. Apr 1, 2006 805
Charon's Canal: it's literally one "road" to Hell. And it'll be a sin if you miss it. Mar 1, 2006 785
Scattered pearls: everyone's heard of the Man in the Moon, but what about the Lady? Feb 1, 2006 764
Great Jupiter's "ghost"! It's almost spooky, but you can see detail on Jupiter in the daytime. Jan 1, 2006 950
Mercury by day: the fastest planet gets nabbed by the naked eye during dayligh. Dec 1, 2005 835
Cloudy issue. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 262
Seeing red? Nov 1, 2005 1095
Shadow play: a clever amateur takes the temperature of the shadow cast by the moon during a total lunar eclipse. Oct 1, 2005 1053
Twisted meteors: it sounds screwy, but some meteors can do the twist. Sep 1, 2005 1161
Haidinger's Brush--part II: can the mind alter what it sees? Find out by observing Haidinger's Brush. Aug 1, 2005 1126
Haidinger's brush--part I: humans and honeybees have something in common. But you have to see it to beelieve it. Jul 1, 2005 1127
The Mercury challenge: if you're up for the challenge, here's a chance to make history. Column Jun 1, 2005 1064
The secret corona--part II: did you know that the Sun's corona is visible when the Sun is partially eclipsed? Column May 1, 2005 1077
M102: mystery solved: is NGC 5866 really M102? While the history of M102 is complicated, the answer is surprisingly simple. Mar 1, 2005 1642
The emerald tiara. Feb 1, 2005 1080
The vampires of Venus-Part I. Nov 1, 2004 1023
September Taurids again? Sep 1, 2004 969
Digging for gold. Aug 1, 2004 1050
A walk in the night-part 2. Jul 1, 2004 1101
A walk in the night-part 1. Jun 1, 2004 1013
Jupiter and the race of time. May 1, 2004 955
The Texas start party: A major elixir. Apr 1, 2004 1990
An astronomer's tale. Jan 1, 2004 1349
Akira Inaka's 3-D universe: join this Japanese space artist on a visual odyssey of discovery. Dec 1, 2003 1415
The lost island of Atlantis. Dec 1, 2003 508
Smaller and smaller. Nov 1, 2003 536
Mars notebook: cloud watch! Oct 1, 2003 488
The cap breaks up. Aug 1, 2003 512
Peter Pan Under the Starlight: A Chat with P.K. Chen. Jan 1, 2003 1454
New meteor shower from Taurus? Sep 1, 2002 1988
Firelight Nights: Stargazing from the Caribbean's Emerald Isle. Aug 1, 2002 2343
Nova hunters. Mar 1, 2002 1653
Longfellow: voice of the night. Jun 1, 2001 1800
The demon sprites of Mars. Jun 1, 2001 2849
Ventura starways: Astrocon 2000 puts the party back into star party. Nov 1, 2000 1765
Seeking the elusive gegenschein: is the gegenschein an astronomer's trick or a visual treat for the lucky few? Oct 1, 2000 1770
My Favorite Deep-Sky Wonders : Of all the sky's star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, which would you choose as your favorites? One well-known observer unveils his list of must-see treasures. Aug 1, 2000 2957
The Chiefland "Experiment" : Florida's Chiefland Astronomy Village is to amateur astronomy what Brook Farm was to Transcendentalism -- an experiment in communal living. Jul 1, 2000 1746
New Zealand's StarDate 2000. May 1, 2000 633
New Zealand's StarDate 2000. Brief Article May 1, 2000 633
Observing the Zodiacal Light : A first glimpse of the zodiacal light can be a breathtaking experience, like uncovering the Sun's phantom necklace. Apr 1, 2000 1545
Observing in Lewis and Clark Country : The Oregon Star Party offers a little of everything for everyone. Feb 1, 2000 2819
An Awesome Eclipse of the Moon : With Earth's air finally cleansed of lingering volcanic aerosols, this January brings the first "normal" total lunar eclipse in nearly a decade. Jan 1, 2000 3012
Chasing Eclipse Mysteries. Brief Article Nov 1, 1999 578
The Sky Within : An interview with Jack Horkheimer, planetarium director and host of public television's popular Star Gazer series. Interview Oct 1, 1999 1578
A Unique Temple to the Sun. Jul 1, 1999 1546
The Lord of Braeside. Jun 1, 1999 1922
Comet Awards and Their Social Impact. Apr 1, 1999 1979
William Albrecht: in the twilight zone. Jan 1, 1999 2082
The spirit of Hidden Hollow. Jan 1, 1999 723
Dark nights are SAFE nights. Sep 1, 1998 852
The outer limits. Aug 1, 1998 2201
A world of astronomy news. Jul 1, 1998 1953
The "true lover's knot." (globular clusters within the Large Magellanic Cloud) Mar 1, 1998 1830
Mars Watch '97 summary: cloudy but quiet. Sep 1, 1997 2582
Dueling comets. Jul 1, 1997 1337
Seeking the soul of the night. Jul 1, 1997 1403
The demise of the HST amateur program. Jun 1, 1997 4100
A most enjoyable star party. Mar 1, 1997 813
High-power comet observing. Feb 1, 1997 1563
Clear Skies - guaranteed! Oct 1, 1996 1195
Was Hyakutake really a great comet? Cover Story Jul 1, 1996 1630
Schroter and Jupiter's dark spots. Jul 1, 1996 2087
Solar-system challenge. Apr 1, 1996 1626
Autumn's tempest of meteors. Apr 1, 1996 902
The Giant Planet Jupiter. Book Review Nov 1, 1995 580
Jason discovers island Earth. Nov 1, 1995 1688
Sighting the opposing crescents. May 1, 1995 955
The scarlet belt. Jan 1, 1995 1228
The great dark spots of Jupiter. Nov 1, 1994 2071
A historical perspective. Nov 1, 1994 895
Dark tales from Texas. Oct 1, 1994 1098
A great eclipse chase. Oct 1, 1994 565
Ring of fire. Aug 1, 1994 982
Making sense of November's perplexing lunar eclipse. Jun 1, 1994 1954
A new era for Central American Astronomy. May 1, 1994 822
Bad lighting battled in New England. Apr 1, 1994 1350
A "diamond-ring" lunar eclipse. Mar 1, 1994 1027
Light and Color in the Outdoors. Book Review Dec 1, 1993 1140
June's colorful lunar eclipse. Column Nov 1, 1993 682
The beautiful but persistent Bishop's ring. Column Aug 1, 1993 866
The night the moon disappeared. Apr 1, 1993 2088

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