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October Skies (2005)
[Article | 10/05/05 | by Dick Cookman
NASA attempted a challenging experiment when the "Deep Impact" spacecraft launched a projectile into the path of Comet 9P/Tempel 1. Scientists hoped that t. . .

April Skies (2005)
[Article | 03/29/05 | by Dick Cookman
Dick Cookman takes you through the highlights of observing for April, 2005. . .

April Skies (2004)
[Article | 03/30/04 | by Dick Cookman
Comet C/2002 T7 Linear is lost in the sunset for most of early April. It passes perihelion in mid-month and during the rest of April, we hope that it will . . .

August Skies (2004)
[Article | 08/03/04 | by Dick Cookman
Following Galileo's planetary discoveries using his refined telescopes, mid-17th century European astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians immersed them. . .

August Skies (2003)
[Article | 08/07/03 | by Dick Cookman
Mars reaches opposition on August 28th when the Sun and Mars are in opposite directions and Mars is normally closer to Earth than any other time of year.. . .

May Skies (2005)
[Article | 04/30/05 | by Dick Cookman
On May Day, Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) is at the back of the bowl of the Big Dipper. It will travel to the southeast in May through Ursa Major and move int. . .

December Skies (2003)
[Article | 12/10/03 | by Dick Cookman
Mars spends December in the western part of Pisces, beneath the circlet. It is high in the south at sunset and diminishes to a width of 10 seco. . .

June Skies (2005)
[Article | 06/04/05 | by Dick Cookman
Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) is moving southward as it slides by the east side of Canes Venatici. Look for it less than 1° east of M94 on the 9th and Alpha C. . .

July Skies (2005)
[Article | 07/02/05 | by Dick Cookman
What's up in the sky in July 2005. . .

February Skies (2005)
[Article | 02/12/05 | by Dick Cookman
Winter Stars" in January, Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) continues northward during February as it moves high above Earth's north pole. The "Great . . .

December Skies (2004)
[Article | 12/01/04 | by Dick Cookman
It should be a fine sight in binoculars at 5th magnitude and will brighten to 4th magnitude when it peaks in January. The new and crescent Moon. . .

February Skies (2004)
[Article | 02/03/04 | by Dick Cookman
Comet 2P/Enke moves through Capricornus and Sagittarius in February and can be seen with a telescope in the morning sky as it continues its retreat . . .

January Skies (2004)
[Article | 12/31/04 | by Dick Cookman
In January, Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) moves through Taurus and eastern Aries, and bypasses Triangulum. It then plunges through Perseus into Ca. . .

January Skies (2003)
[Article | 01/14/04 | by Dick Cookman
Comet 2P/Enke just passed through perihelion on December 29 and moves through Aquarius and Capricornus in January. It remains within glow of th. . .

August Skies (2005)
[Article | 08/01/05 | by Dick Cookman
What is up in the skies during August of 05.... . .

July Skies (2004)
[Article | 07/03/04 | by Dick Cookman
Comet C/2001 Q4 Neat is in the head of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and will move into the cup of the Big Dipper by the middle of July. On July . . .

June Skies (2004)
[Article | 06/01/04 | by Dick Cookman
Comet tails are typically at their maximum when the comet circuits closest to the Sun, and Earth currently has the good fortune to be located i. . .

March Skies (2005)
[Article | 03/02/05 | by Dick Cookman
Comet C/2003 K4 (Linear) is a dim 9th magnitude fuzz-ball in Eridanus and will highlight (lowlight?) two spiral galaxies (NGC 1232 and 1300) an. . .

May Skies (2005)
[Article | 05/04/05 | by Dick Cookman
At the beginning of the month, it will peep above the eastern horizon before dawn, but will rapidly disappear into sunrise befo. . .

November Skies (2004)
[Article | 11/01/04 | by Dick Cookman
In early November, look for 5th magnitude Comet C/2003 K4 Linear in Corvus before sunrise. Venus and Jupiter dominate the eastern sky and the c. . .

November Skies (2003)
[Article | 11/01/03 | by Dick Cookman
Since Earth increases its orbital lead over Mars from 45 days to 70 days this month, Mars dims and its apparent size decreases. Mars diminishes . . .

October Skies (2004)
[Article | 10/09/04 | by Dick Cookman
This is the last hurrah for Comet C/2001 Q4 Neat as it rapidly ascends away from the plane of the solar system. In October it moves through Urs. . .

September Skies (2005)
[Article | 09/01/05 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteor Showers, Autumnal Equinox, September Moon. Focus Constellations: Draco, Cepheus, Lacer. . .

November Skies (2005)
[Article | 11/01/05 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Leonid Meteor Shower, Where Are We Now?, November Moon. . .

December (2005) Skies
[Article | 12/06/05 | by Dick Cookman
December 2005 events in the sky. . .

January (2006) Skies
[Article | 01/06/06 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Winter Summer, January Moon. . .

February Skies - 2006
[Article | 02/01/06 | by Dick Cookman
A tour of what is happening in Astronomy in Feb. 2006. . .

March (2006) Skies
[Article | 03/02/06 | by Dick Cookman
Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Vernal Equinox, March Moon. . .

April (2006) Skies
[Article | 04/06/06 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Daylight Saving Time, April Moon. . .

May 2006 Skies
[Article | 05/03/06 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Terrestrial Planets, May Moon . . .

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