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Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.

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Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.

    10/19/20 - Orionid Meteor Shower

    10/19/20 - Orionid Meteor Shower

    The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks in the post-midnight hours this week, and there won't be any moonlight to interfere this year.

    • 2 min
    10/12/20 - The “W” and the Double Cluster

    10/12/20 - The “W” and the Double Cluster

    When twilight ends around 8:30 pm, look about halfway up the northeast sky for a group of bright stars that look like a big "W" tipped on its end.

    • 2 min
    10/5/20 - The Red Planet Approaches!

    10/5/20 - The Red Planet Approaches!

    The Red Planet Mars is at its closest approach to Earth this month, shining like a bright orange beacon in the east after dusk.

    • 2 min
    9/28/20 - The Harvest Moon

    9/28/20 - The Harvest Moon

    The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon closest to the September Equinox and its meaning goes back thousands of years.

    • 2 min
    9/21/20 - Moon Greets Three Planets

    9/21/20 - Moon Greets Three Planets

    The waxing moon passes by Jupiter, Saturn and Mars over the next week.

    • 2 min
    9/14/20 - Delphinus the Dolphin

    9/14/20 - Delphinus the Dolphin

    The Summer Triangle is a useful guidepost to many interesting deep sky objects, but it’s also a way to find other constellations nearby. For example, a popular little pattern is Delphinus the Dolphin.

    • 2 min

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