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What's Up for December
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December 2010
Catch a lunar eclipse this month, and don't miss a morning trio of planets, (Saturn, Mercury and Venus) either!
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Looking for Leonids
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17 November 2010
Expect lower activity this year, with a top hourly rate of less than 20 per hour, and only after the moon sets at about 3:30 a.m. local time from a very dark location.
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What's Up for November
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November 2010
Venus appears in the morning, gas giants in the evening and meteors after midnight.
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What's Up for October
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October 2010
This month: The solar system you can see, and a scale model you can make!
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What's Up for September
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September 2010
Get ready for International Observe the Moon Night on September 18.
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Planetary Trio Provides a Warm-up Act for Perseids
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11 August 2010
Why not pass some time until the Perseid showtime by viewing the planets right from your doorstep?
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What's Up for August
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August 2010
If you've never seen a meteor shower, this month's Perseids are a perfect introduction.
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The 400th Anniversary of Galileo's First Saturn Observations
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15 July 2010
On July 15, 1610, four months after the publication of Sidereus Nuncius, Galileo first aimed his 30 power telescope at Saturn.
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What's Up for July
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July 2010
This month look for dark interstellar clouds blocking patches of Milky Way stars.
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A Ten Planet Night
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14 June 2010
Every couple of years I get the yearning to see all the planets in one night. Saturday night, June 12 seemed like the perfect opportunity -- a chance to see all eight planets and two ex-planets.
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What's Up for June
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June 2010
This month you can view a planetary necklace spanning the sky from dusk to dawn.
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First Nations Astronomy: Seeing the Cree and Ojibway Sky
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11 May 2010
In the Ininew language, Polaris is called Keewatin Atchakos, the going home star. If First Nation people kept Keewatin on their right shoulder while traveling at night, they knew they were traveling west.
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What's Up for May
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May 2010
Before artificial lights were common, many cultures saw pictures in the way stars were arranged in the night sky.
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What's Up for April
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April 2010
Have you ever seen the Space Station pass overhead? It's easy if you know when and where to look.
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Two Asteroids, Two Planets, One Lion Visible in the Eastern Sky
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17 March 2010
Saturn shines brightly from now through June below the distinctive constellation Leo, while Mars is visible nearly overhead this month.
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What's Up for March
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March 2010
This month we look at Saturn at opposition and the study of asteroids.
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What's Up for February
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February 2010
Everyone who aims a modest telescope, or even binoculars, at Jupiter will see the same view that Galileo did 400 years ago.
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What's Up: Your Guide to Historical Celestial Observations
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11 January 2010
Each month in 2009 the What's Up podcast series explored the first observation of many celestial objects. This honors the 2009 International Year of Astronomy theme -- 400 years of telescopic observations. Here is a brief recap of the podcast series.
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What's Up for January
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January 2010
If you step outside and look to the east after sunset this month, you'll see a bright orange star-like object rising. That's Mars.
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About: Jane Houston Jones
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Jane is an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast. She and her husband have an asteroid (22338 Janemojo) named after them.
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