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Oregon Astronomy Sky Loop

Looking at State Park light pollution levels and other Oregon astronomy places, we saw the opportunity for a brand new night sky loop. Similar to the hood River fruit loop, this is a tourist attraction…


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Top 5 Weird Facts About Saturn

Every planet in the solar system has their own strange and weird facts, and in this article, we will take a look at what makes Saturn unique. Some of these things you might have known…


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Top 5 Most Recognizable Constellations

Although the Pacific Northwest is not a location that one can view all of the constellations in the nights sky throughout the year, there are still some amazing constellations that are really recognizable. These constellations…


Columba

Columba

Located in the southern constellation, Columba is a faint constellation designated in the late sixteenth century. The name Columba is Latin for dove. The constellation uses 1.31% of the southern celestial hemisphere, and is located just south of Canis Major and Lepus. The first…


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Seattle Astronomy Resources

Home to more than 725,000 people, Seattle, Washington is the 18th largest city by population in the US. The greater Seattle metro area has a touch more than 4 million people, which is a bit…


Mars

4 Historical Weird Tidbits About Mars

There have long been misconceptions about the Red Planet, Mars, our celestial neighbor, and with renewed interest in Mars, lets take a look at some of the weirdest misconceptions and weird facts that people conceived…


Lepus

Lepus

The constellation Lepus that is located to the south of the celestial equator. The name of the constellation is Latin for hare. It is located immediately south of the constellation Orion, which means that the constellation is sometimes represented as a…


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Top 5 Reasons To Stargaze At Cottonwood Canyon

Located near Waso, Oregon, Cottonwood Canyon State Park s almost 1/2 way between Portland, OR and the John Day Fossil Bed Monuments, with the drive being about 2 hours to each location. Opened in 2013, the…