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Top 6 Best Astronomy Related Gifts

As we approach the holidays, and people start to think of and buy holiday gift or gifts, here are some good ideas to get your loved ones. This isn’t an exhaustive nor exclusive list, but…


Lacerta

Lacerta

With the Latin name of “Lizard”, the constellation Lacerta is a very small constellation that was created in 1687 by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius. The brightest stars of the constellation form a “W” shape similar to that…


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Top 6 Dark Sky Sites In Oregon

Here is a list of the Top 6 Dark Sky Sites within the state of Oregon that are well recognized as good locations to visit and explore. There are other locations that we could have…


Vulpecula

Vulpecula

The constellation Vulpecula is located in the northern sky, and is very faint. The name of the constellation is Latin for “little fox”, but the name is shortened to ‘the fox.’ There are not any ancient myths…




Piscis Austrinus

Piscis Austrinus

Located in the southern hemisphere, the constellation Piscis Austrinus is  Latin for “the southern fish.” This is different than the larger constellation of Pisces, which represents a pair of fishes. Before the 20th century, the constellation was also…


Puppis

Puppis

Located in the southern sky, the constellation Puppis was originally part of the larger constellation Argo Navis. Argo Navis was broken into 3 parts, with Puppis being the largest constellation in square degrees. It is…


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Interesting 2024 Eclipse Facts

1) Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse. In fact, if you have clear skies on eclipse day, the Moon will cover at least 16 percent of the Sun’s surface,…


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Top 5 Things To Never Do When Stargazing

Here are a bunch of things to NEVER do when you’re stargazing, as they will upset the host(s), other observers, and others around you. That said, most of these rules fall under of “if you…