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StarDate Radio: October 25 — Capella

Capella is one of the brightest beacons in the night sky. More »

StarDate Radio: October 24 — More Polaris

A half-century ago, the North Star had a little hiccup. More »

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Stargazing: October 24

The Pole Star, Polaris, stands due north every night of the year. To find it, line up the stars at the outer edge of the bowl of the Big Dipper. Then follow that line up and away from the bowl until you come to the first moderately bright star. More »

StarDate Radio: October 23 — Polaris

Astronomers have been keeping a close eye on the North Star, Polaris, for centuries. More »

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Stargazing: October 23

The Moon is “new” at 4:57 p.m. CDT today. At that moment, it will be partially covering the Sun’s disk, creating a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible across the United States, although the East Coast will miss its final stages. More »

StarDate Radio: October 22 — Solar Eclipse

The afternoon sky will get a little darker than normal for most of the United States tomorrow. More »

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Stargazing: October 22

The afternoon sky will get a little darker than normal for most of the United States tomorrow afternoon during a partial solar eclipse. The Moon will cover part of the Sun’s disk for a few minutes, although the Sun will be too bright to view directly. More »

StarDate Radio: October 21 — Star Time

The stars move across the sky with clockwork precision. More »

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Stargazing: October 21

M31

The largest single object visible to the unaided eye is M31, the Andromeda galaxy. It looks like a small, faint smudge of light in the constellation Andromeda. It is high in the east at nightfall and directly overhead around midnight. More »

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