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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.

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Sky & Telescope to Publish Australian Edition

Sky & Telescope, the most respected astronomy magazine in the world, has joined forces with Sydney-based Paragon Media to launch an Australian edition.

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Blue Moon to Rise on July 31st

July 27, 2004 Contacts: Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x146, [email protected] Richard Tresch Fienberg, Editor in Chief 855-638-5388 x144, [email protected]   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by a publication-quality photograph; see details below. On Saturday evening, July 31st, a full Moon will rise for the second time…

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Astronomers Unravel Marathon Mystery

Runners at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will retrace one of the most famous runs in history. But when did the Battle of Marathon and the ensuing race really occur?

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Astronomers Unravel Marathon Mystery

If you received a press release concerning the date of the Battle of Marathon and the ensuing run to Athens, please be advised that the online version of the release — complete with two publication-quality illustrations and captions — will appear here at 2 a.m. EDT on July 19th, when…

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Solstice Signals a New Season

On Sunday evening, June 20th, the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky for the year, marking the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Venus to "Eclipse" Sun for First Time in 122 Years

On June 8th the planet Venus will pass directly across the face of the Sun. It's an astronomical event so rare that no one now alive has ever seen one.

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Spring Begins on March 20th...or Is It the 19th?

The coming of spring in 2004 will pose a bit of a quandary for weather announcers and others in the news media. Does it happen on March 19th or 20th?

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