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Best ‘star show’ of summer in August

By DAVID WARD August is that perfect month for stargazing when the nights are still delightfully warm, darkness comes at a more reasonable hour and shooting stars blaze across the nighttime sky. The biggest attraction this month up above is the “Old Faithful” of meteor showers, summer’s grand shooting star show, the Perseid meteor shower....

Finding Scorpius

July is a great time to look for the constellation Scorpius the scorpion, one of the few constellations that actually looks like what it is supposed to. On one of our balmy summer evenings look low in the southern sky for a fairly bright orange-looking star. That is Antares, the heart of the scorpion. His...

Finding Scorpius

July 3, 2013 BY DAVID WARD July is a great time to look for the constellation Scorpius the scorpion, one of the few constellations that actually looks like what it is supposed to. On one of our balmy summer evenings look low in the southern sky for a fairly bright orange-looking star. That is Antares,...

Looking for Leo

March 27, 2013 BY DAVID WARD Last week the Earth passed that point in its orbit known as the vernal equinox, which we generally refer to as the first day of spring. Now, hurtling along at 67,000 miles per hour, our little planet is headed for the summer solstice. As we cruise around our sun,...