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"Blue Moon" to Rise on May 31st

On Thursday, May 31st, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on May 2nd). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "blue Moon." Yet the definition is wrong!

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Northern Spring Arrives on March 20th

Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com J. Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and broadcast-quality animations; see details below. The long, cold, snowy winter of 2006-07 officially comes to its much-anticipated end at 8:07 p.m.…

March 3rd eclipse map

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March 3rd's Lunar Eclipse Favors East Coast, Europe

Contacts: J. Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality graphics and an animation; see end of release. For more information, including tips on how to photograph the eclipse, please direct your readers/viewers to…

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The Winter Solstice: A Time for the Sun's Rebirth

On Tuesday evening, December 21st, the Sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky for 2006, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Leonid Meteor Outburst in the Offing?

Late Saturday night, November 18, 2006, the Leonid meteor shower could produce a spectacular sky show over New York, New England, and eastern Canada.

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A Rare Transit of Mercury Occurs on Nov. 8, 2006

Usually you expect to see planets at night. But in broad daylight on Wednesday, November 8th, the planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun.

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Orionid Radiants

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Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak Oct. 20-24, 2006

The Orionid meteor shower isn't one of the year's richest, but it's pretty, producing up to 20 "shooting stars" per hour.

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Sky Publishing Launches New Web Site

The publisher of Sky & Telescope and Night Sky magazines unveils a destination Web site for stargazing enthusiasts of all levels.

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Sky & Telescope is known worldwide as "The Essential Magazine of Astronomy." For more than 60 years we've helped people of all ages and interest levels to appreciate the night sky by providing accurate, timely skywatching information. Our editors collectively have more than 160 years of experience at the magazine…

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Planets Parade at Dusk

June 22, 2006 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, mmccreary@SkyandTelescope.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics and a broadcast-quality animation; see details below. As if to celebrate the change of the seasons, four of our…

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Comet Schwassmann- Wachmann 3 at Its Best

This periodic comet, due to fly close by Earth in May, is breaking into even more pieces. The brightest one may reach 4th magnitude.

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Sky Publishing Completes Sale to New Track Media LLC

Sky Publishing Corporation, the privately held publisher of astronomy periodicals and books, announced today that it has completed the sale of its business to New Track Media LLC, an entity formed in the fall of 2005 by Stephen J. Kent and Boston Ventures.

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Big, Bright, Two-Spotted Jupiter Dominates the Evening Sky

May 1, 2006 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, mmccreary@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details below. Look southeast after dark this month, and you'll see a bright white "star"…

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Moon to Sweep Through the Pleiades

March 27, 2006 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details below. A special celestial event to watch is coming up on Saturday evening, April 1, 2006, for anyone who lives in the eastern or central part…

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Ready for 2006? You'll Have to Wait a Second!

December 20, 2005 Contacts: Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x146, rsinnott@SkyandTelescope.com Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, mmccreary@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by a publication-quality graphic; see details below. The world's clocks are due to be reset on December 31st — by…

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An Eclipse of the Sun for Europe, Africa, and Asia

March 20, 2006 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details below. On Wednesday, March 29, 2006, a total eclipse of the Sun will sweep across parts of West and North Africa, Turkey, and Central Asia. The…

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April Showers: Lyrid Meteors Peak on the 22nd

April 18, 2006 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, mmccreary@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by a broadcast-quality animation; see details below. The annual Lyrid meteor shower should reach its peak activity late Friday…

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The March 29th Solar Eclipse

Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia are in line to get Moon-shadowed next Wednesday.

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Celestial Sleuths Unravel Munch's "Missing Moon" Mystery

March 20, 2006 Contacts: Don Olson, Texas State University 512-245-2131, dolson@TxState.edu Kerri Williams, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x127, kwilliams@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is being simultaneously issued by Sky & Telescope and Texas State University. Digital images suitable for print publication are available; see details below. Edvard Munch…

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