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Eclipse sundial

Celestial Objects to Observe

DIY Project: Make an Eclipse Sundial

Try this solar-eclipse experiment as you're watching the Moon cover up the Sun.

Chromosphere plume relative to Earth

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Australia's Hybrid Solar Eclipse: Capturing the Chromosphere

A veteran eclipse-chaser found himself in a “hurry-up offense” on a tiny, uninhabited island during the April 2023 hybrid solar eclipse.

Stages of lunar eclipse arc over the Sydney Opera House

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Fortune Favors the Prepared Astrophotographer

An unexpected total lunar eclipse surprises an amateur astrophotographer.

Virtual-reality art gallery

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A New Way to Share Astrophotos

Virtual reality offers another way to share astrophotos with friends and the public.

Plakha Alexander with Sky Watcher telescope

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Wartime Skygazing: An Amateur Astronomer in Ukraine

Plakha Alexander — amateur astronomer, owner of Astro-Gadget.net, and Ukrainian — shares his experiences since Russia's invasion began.

a telescope on a deck oberlooking water with the sun setting behind a mountain

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Amateur Astronomers Team Up to Measure Distance to a Close-passing Asteroid

A small group of amateurs teamed up to measure the parallax, and thus the distance, to a near-Earth asteroid as it passed by our planet.

Saturn in scale-model solar system

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A New Scale-Model Solar System

The University of Colorado, Boulder, has unveiled a 1:10 billion scale-model solar system with an interactive sound experience.

Comet Austin

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The Comet on Oak Hill

In the hills of northern California, a teenager discovered a comet's tail — and a lifelong passion for stargazing.

Counting stars during the pandemic

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The Pandemic and Light Pollution

Student Kathryn Huth set out to conduct astronomical experiments when she noticed that — amidst the pandemic — she could see more stars in the sky.

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Medium of the Light Bucket

Telescope operator Carla Johns is a medium to the stars.

3D-printed version of Cassiopeia A supernova remnant

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Believing Isn't Seeing: Teaching Astronomy for the Visually Impaired

Teaching the night sky to the blind and low-vision community opens up new ways of experiencing the cosmos.

Total solar eclipse above Patagonia

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Solar Eruption During the Great Patagonian Eclipse

The recent total solar eclipse visible from Chile and Argentina had some surprises: Photos revealed a total solar eclipse and comets not seen by eye.

Sun

95 Sunrises Along the Columbia Riverbank

Margaret Greenwood explores the changing location of sunrises throughout the year.

Planetary nebula St-Dr-1

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New Nebula Discovered in Taurus

Amateurs have found and visually confirmed a planetary nebula, St-Dr-1.

Tropic of Capricorn in Chile 2019

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Where is the Tropic of Capricorn?

A well-traveled geophysicist recounts his curious findings at a prominent geographic benchmark in the Southern Hemisphere.

Line to see Transit of Venus, Turner Farm Observatory,

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The Making of the Turner Farm Observatory

Amateur astronomer Jeffrey Kretsch tells how a local astronomical society turned a former Cold War missile control site into a thriving observatory park.

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Las Brisas Observatory: 37 Years and Counting

Can a $400 observatory built from old shipping crates and a dome riding on golf balls withstand the harsh environments of the Rocky Mountains for 37 years?

Total lunar eclipse

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The Story Behind the Shot: "Super Blood Wolf Moon" Eclipse of 2019

Reader Michael Rossacci shares the story behind his capture of the January 20, 2019, total lunar eclipse.

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Astronomical Work for an Amateur's Catalog

Amateur astronomer Rick Johnson undertook the monumental task of building his own observatory and compiling a catalog of objects he has observed.

Comet Hyakutake (sketch)

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Apollo 8: The View from the "Other Side of the Pond"

Fifty years ago today was the launch of Apollo 8: the first manned mission to (and around) the Moon. In England — far from the launch but not the excitement — a young man glimpsed the rocket on its way.