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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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Three Planets Bunch Up in Twilight

June 17, 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 publication-quality illustrations and a broadcast-quality video; see details below. Gaze low to the west into the deepening twilight…

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Moon to Take a Bite Out of the Sun on April 8th

April 1, 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 publication-quality graphics and broadcast-quality videos; see details below. Solar eclipses are grand cosmic events that no nature-watcher wants…

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Spring Begins with Equinox on March 20th

March 15, 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 publication-quality illustrations and broadcast-quality animations; see details below. The long, cold, snow-laden winter of 2004-05 officially comes to…

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Moon to Uncover a Bright Star

On Thursday morning, March 3rd, early risers across much of North America have a chance to see the last-quarter Moon pass in front of the bright orange-red star Antares.

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A Winter Comet Glows in the Evening Sky

January 3, 2005 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Bus. Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality graphics; see details below. It won't knock your eyes out — in fact you'll probably need binoculars to see…

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Perseid Meteors to Peak Late on the Night of August 11th

Circumstances will be nearly ideal for watching the annual Perseid meteor shower at its predicted maximum late on the night of August 11–12.

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Perseid Meteors to Peak on August 12th

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks in a moonless sky on Monday, August 12th, with European and North American observers positioned for the best show.

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Get a "Ringside Seat" for Saturn Spectacular

January 6, 2005 Contact: J. Kelly Beatty, Editor, Night Sky 855-638-5388 x148, [email protected] Marcy McCreary, VP Mktg. & Bus. Dev. 855-638-5388 x143, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality graphics and a video clip; see details below. Taking a peek at Saturn through a telescope is…

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The Winter Solstice and the Sun's Rebirth

On Tuesday morning, December 21st, the Sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky for 2004, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Planet Parade and Geminid Meteors Come in Mid-December

A rare configuration of planets is followed by the annual Geminid meteor shower on the night and early morning of December 13&endash;14. Here's some advice on how, when, and where to look for "shooting stars."

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Dawn Displays to Light November Skies

Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon put on a grand show at dawn in early November, followed closely by the annual Leonid meteor shower on the morning of the 17th.

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Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur on the Night of Oct. 27th

On Wednesday night-Thursday morning, October 27–28, watch the full Moon slide into Earth's shadow. The event is beautifully timed and placed for skywatchers in the Americas.

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Fall Begins with Equinox on September 22nd

At 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 22nd, fall begins in Earth's Northern Hemisphere — astronomically speaking. That's when the Sun passes over Earth's equator heading south.