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March 18, 2014 This month Earth returns to the point in its orbit which marks the beginning of spring. This change of season brings a renewal of life as the cold of winter slowly gives way to the coming warmt. more »»

A night of planet hopping

March 4, 2014 As the sun begins to set, if you look straight up into the sky, you will see a bright object shining. more »»

Jupiter: gas giant and vacuum cleaner

February 18, 2014 Jupiter was known during ancient times as one of the “wanderers” in the night sky, its name identified with the god of the sky and thunder. more »»

Our celestial address

February 4, 2014 Unless you are completely disconnected from society (in which case you wouldn’t be reading this), you have received mail of some typ. more »»

The moon

January 21, 2014 Our ancestors gazed at the moon with wonder. It’s been a timekeeper, a prophet, a protector and a source of fuel for the imagination. more »»

Cold, clear skies

January 7, 2014 Snow and ice are piled everywhere as we settle into deepest winter. more »»

Days are getting longer following winter soltice

December 24, 2013 Since the winter solstice occurred close to noon (12:11 p.m.) on Dec. 21 this year, both Friday and Saturday nights in Tupper lake were the same length, 15 hours and 9 minutes from sunset to sunris. more »»

Venus and Jupiter linger in night’s sky

December 10, 2013 As Venus has been lingering over the western horizon in the evenings, Jupiter has been rising in the east. Tonight it will rise at 6:30 p.m., 25 minutes before Venus sets. more »»

Venus glows overhead

November 12, 2013 The Adirondack nights are again lengthening as Earth’s orbital motion tilts the northern hemisphere away from the sun. more »»

On tap in the summer night’s sky

April 30, 2013 This column, like the glittering stars of winter, disappears abruptly when the evenings lengthen. more »»

The night sky in spring

April 16, 2013 The waxing crescent moon has been climbing higher in the western sunset sky since last Wednesday. more »»

Galaxies and clusters

April 2, 2013 Space is vast and seems to go on forever. more »»

Faint fuzzies

March 19, 2013 The nights this time of year are starting later. That’s a good thing, giving you more daylight after the work hours, but for people like us that love astronomy it hurts us a little bit. more »»

Comet Pan-STARRS

March 5, 2013 The closing of the Isthmus of Panama, cutting off the equatorial flow between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, was just about complete 5 million years ago when, in the far reaches of the solar... more »»

Danger and beauty

February 19, 2013 Just four days ago, we dodged a bullet ... figuratively. An asteroid named 2012 DA14 passed by the Earth at a distance of about 17,000 miles and traveling at 4.8 miles per second. more »»

The brighter stars

January 22, 2013 You may have already noticed that the sun is setting later and later as the days go on. more »»

Changes among the stars

January 8, 2013 On the last day of 1919, revelers gathered to toast 1920 as a new, 5-foot-diameter iron ball lit with 100 25-Watt light bulbs was lowered down the flagpole of One Times Squar. more »»

The darkness at hand

November 27, 2012 In one stroke, it just got a lot darker. Standard Time returns. The sun now rises and sets one hour earlier. That’s not really true. We just make up the time of day. more »»

Looking up to the cold

November 13, 2012 Welcome back to our exploration of the wilderness above, a deep wilderness that stretches our imaginations with each new object we discover. more »»

Summer night sky events to look forward to

April 17, 2012 This is my last column for the summer. After this, Eye on Invasives by Hilary Smith will fill this every-other-Tuesday slot, so let me tell you about astronomical summer events and program. more »»



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