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Moon to Sweep Through the Pleiades

March 27, 2006 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected]   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, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   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, [email protected]   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, [email protected] Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   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, [email protected] Kerri Williams, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x127, [email protected]   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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See Saturn at Its Best

January 25, 2006 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by several broadcast- and publication-quality graphics; see details below. No planet holds the fascination of ring-girdled Saturn — especially the first…

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Meteors in Moonlight: Geminids Peak on December 13th

December 7, 2005 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by a broadcast-quality animation; see details below. An old, reliable meteor shower is heading our way. The annual Geminid…

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Telescope-Buying Tips for the Holiday Season

Telescopes are popular holiday gifts. But buyer beware: a telescope should not be bought on impulse. If you get one that can't be aimed or focused, it'll collect more dust than starlight.

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Mars Looms Big and Bright as It Swings Close to Earth

October 18, 2005 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details below. Look east late these evenings and you'll see a big, fiery yellow "star" shining much…

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Earth's Shadow to Dent the Moon on October 17th

The full Moon will undergo a partial lunar eclipse on October 17th for observers in western North America and around the Pacific.

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Kelly Beatty Honored for Service to Planetary Science

September 7, 2005 Contact: Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by a publication-quality photograph; see details below. J. Kelly Beatty, editor of Night Sky magazine and executive editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, has been honored with…

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Don't Get Snookered by Mars Malarkey

August 23, 2005 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Richard Tresch Fienberg, Editor in Chief 855-638-5388 x144, [email protected] Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by several publication-quality graphics; see details below. If no one…

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Don't Get Snookered by Internet Mars Malarkey

August 7, 2006 Contacts: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected] Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by two publication-quality graphics; see details below. If no one has asked you about it yet, they probably will. A…

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Astronomers Date Ansel Adams's Autumn Moon

August 22, 2005 Contacts: Don Olson, Texas State University 512-245-2131, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected] 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. No single person…

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Watch the Two Brightest Planets Kiss in Twilight

August 19, 2005 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and a broadcast-quality animation; see details below. Anyone who looks low in the west early on a clear…

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Perseid Meteors to Peak August 11 and 12, 2006

August 7, 2006 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected] Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and broadcast-quality animations; see details below. The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers…

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Perseid Meteors to Peak August 11–13, 2005

August 4, 2005 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and broadcast-quality animations; see details below. The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of…

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Mars Looms Big and Bright as It Nears Record-Breaking Close Approach

Late in August the planet Mars will pass closer to Earth than it has done in nearly 60,000 years. Already Mars is blazing big, bright, and fiery yellow-orange in the late-evening sky.

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How to See NASA's Comet Crash in the Sky

June 28, 2005 Contacts: J. Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, [email protected] Marcy L. McCreary, VP Marketing & Business Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by two publication-quality illustrations; see details below. When NASA's Deep Impact slams an 800-pound projectile into Comet Tempel 1…

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