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Sky Spy

Sky Spy: Summer Triangle in view tonight

If you follow the moon tonight with binoculars or a small telescope as it rises above the mountains, I guarantee you will have a delightful time watching it slide past the distant mountain peaks.

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sky Spy: Planets in proximity put on shows

The moon brightens the skies for the next several days, but there is plenty to see if we keep our attention focused on the planets.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sky Spy: This comet won't be coming back

Moon Watch

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sky spy: Use moon to find Mars, Antares, Mercury

The sun sets tonight at 5:47. If you look toward the southwest from 6 to 7, you will see the 4-day-old moon forming a right angle triangle with Mars and Antares, the brightest star in Scorpius the Scorpion.

October 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sky spy: Autumnal equinox arrives on Saturday

The first quarter moon Saturday night helps us celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is officially at 7:49 a.m. in Tucson on Saturday.

September 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sky spy: Prime time for stargazing about 9 tonight

Tonight astronomical twilight ends at 9:09 p.m., and the moon rises at 10:31. If you observe the sky around 9, it will be fairly dark.

June 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sky spy: Pause to follow the moon in motion

Tonight find the moon in the southwestern sky after sunset, between 6:30 and 7 p.m. when the sky is darkening at the end of twilight. It will not be near any bright object.

January 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucsonan helps First White House Star Party

Tucsonan helps First White House Star Party

Dean Koenig CQ DEAN KOENIG, owner of Starizona CQ STARIZONA provided telescopes for a star party at the White House in 2009. Photo courtesy of Dean Koenig.

August 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Tucsonan helps First White House Star Party

Tucsonan helps First White House Star Party

Starizona's Dean Koenig, right, took part in the first star party on the White House lawn in October. The event, hosted by President Obama and the First Lady, included more than 20 telescopes from around the country and some 150 middle-school students.

August 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Meteors could be great next week

Meteors could be great next week

The annual Perseid meteor shower is next week, with the peak starting late Wednesday and possibly getting even better the next night.

August 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Meteors could be great next week

Meteors could be great next week

This year's Perseid meteor shower, next Wednesday and Thursday, could feature 50 meteors an hours.

August 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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