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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Pa. park wins "dark sky" designation

     
    Pennsylvania's little-known, but much-beloved (by amateur astronomers) Cherry Springs State Park has been named an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. It is only the second park to win that honor. The first (last year) was...
  • Lunar eclipse Saturday, on the Web

     
    Tomorrow's full moon will be partially eclipsed as it slips through the shadow that the Earth casts into space. The bad news is that the eclipse will occur during our daytime, while the Americas are facing the sun. The next total...

    See the International Space Station this weekend

     
    Attention Space Cadets! The International Space Station has been a regular visitor lately for those hardy souls who are up and outside before dawn breaks. For the rest of us, the ISS is returning this weekend to the more user-friendly evening...

    Predicted meteor may have been sighted

     
    A large meteor reportedly was sighted last night by a KLM airlines pilot near the time and place predicted by astronomers hours earlier. It was the first time astronomers have ever identified an Earth-bound space rock and predicted its arrival. (See...

    Wintry snow globe from Hubble

     
    Cram more than 100,000 stars into a cluster 'only' 150 light-years wide and you get something like this - the globular cluster astronomers know as M-13. This image was assembled from Hubble data recorded during four separate observations from 1999...