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People, Places, and Events

Martian Crater Named for “Chick” Capen

A crater on Mars has been officially named for the American scientist Charles F. Capen.

Astronomy and Society

Watch Winter Arrive

Finally, a live webcast of the solstice sunrise.

History and Sky Lore

The Red Planet We Never Knew

A new DVD entertains with a 50-year-old look at Mars.

Daylight Phenomena

The Transit of Venus: Tales from the 18th and 19th Centuries

Observers and administrators gather at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, in preparation for the American expeditions to the 1874 transit of Venus.Courtesy US Naval Observatory Library. A magnificent rendezvous between the planet of love and the bright orb of the Sun. One of the most celebrated phenomena in…