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Current Issue: January/February 2023
Sky Almanac 2023
Merlin takes a break this month, but he will return in March/April.
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All five of the planets that are visible to the unaided eye put in good appearances during winter’s long, cold nights. Venus is the prominent Evening Star, Saturn and Jupiter arc high across the sky, and Mars brings up the rear, remaining in view until the wee hours of the morning. Mercury adds a nice dawn appearance in late January and early February. Orion, perhaps the most beautiful of all constellations, is in its prime, followed by faithful Sirius, the Dog Star. And the subtle band of the Milky Way streams high overhead.
This feature will return in our next issue.
- We'll have all the latest astronomy news in our next issue.
In the March/April Issue
Space weather threatens much of our technology, from power grids to the GPS satellite system, and our March/April issue will explain the threats and describe efforts to improve forecasting of these potentially dangerous events. We’ll also tell you how scientists are trying to preserve the findings of missions from the early Space Age.
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