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This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 16 – 25

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 16 – 25

The Moon waxes from first quarter to full this week, traveling from the Pleiades past the not-quite-twin heads of Gemini to the Sickle of Leo. The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia stand in balance. Venus meets Mars low in the dawn.

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February Podcast: Orion and His Cosmic Critters

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As told in this month’s Sky Tour astronomy podcast, Orion, the Hunter, dominates February’s evening sky, but he seems unaware of the cosmic prey that surrounds him.

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My Stellar Love Affair with the Pleiades

My Stellar Love Affair with the Pleiades

When we observe the little wonders of the sky, we can form deep personal connections.

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  • What's Next for Hubble

    David L. Chandler

  • Galaxy-Hopping in the Great Bear

    Ted Forte

  • Seeing the Universe Without Sight

    Isabel Swafford