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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…


Seattle Skyline

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…


Windmill Oregon Cottonwood Canyon State Park

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…






Equuleus

Equuleus

The constellation Equuleus, which is Latin for “little horse” is shaped as a foal. The constellation is the 87th largest constellation, which makes it the 2nd smallest constellation in the sky. Equuleus spans 72 degrees…