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"Skies" has been published since November, 1997 as a monthly Astronomy newsletter for Enerdyne Inc. (http://www.enerdynet.com), a rather unique retail science/nature store with an well equipped optics department in Suttons Bay, MI, owned operated by Dick and his wife Pat since 1980.

Dick is a retired college professor of Astronomy, Geology, and Environmental Science (1970—2000). He has been an amateur astronomer since the 1956 apparition of Mars and had the advantage of introducing students to the wonders of astronomy with the telescopes of Northwestern Michigan College's Rogers Observatory (http://www.nmc.edu/rogersobservatory/) since its construction was completed in 1981.
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09/30/2010 — October Skies
[Article | 10/05/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Halloween, October Hunter's Moon Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Draco, U. . .

10/27/2010 — November Skies
[Article | 11/03/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, November Moon.. . .

April 2011 skies
[Article | 04/21/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Easter, April Moon. Focus Constellations: Leo, Virgo, Bootes, Ursa Major, . . .

April 2012 skies
[Article | 04/09/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Analemma, Planet Plotting, April Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, D. . .

April Skies
[Article | 04/04/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Impactors, Planet Plotting, April Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cep. . .

April Skies
[Article | 04/05/14 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Galaxies Galore, Planet Plotting, April Moon

Focus Constellations: C. . .


April Skies (2008)
[Article | 04/02/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Sunspots, April Moon. . .

April Skies 2007
[Article | 04/02/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, April Moon. . .

April Skies 2009
[Article | 04/01/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Easter, Meteors, April Moon

Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Draco, Ursa Minor, Ceph. . .

April Skies 2010
[Article | 04/02/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Easter, Dark Sky Week & Astronomy Day, Planet Plotting, Meteors, April Moon . . .

August 2011 Skies
[Article | 08/01/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, August Moon. Focus Constellations: Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, . . .

August Skies
[Article | 08/01/12 | by Dick Cookman
Here is August Skies, Curiosity, Perseids, Blue Moon, how could it get any better?. . .

August Skies
[Article | 07/31/13 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, August Moon

Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, C. . .


August Skies (2008)
[Article | 07/31/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, August Moon. . .

August Skies 2007
[Article | 08/06/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, August Moon and Total Eclipse. . .

August Skies 2009
[Article | 08/06/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Impact, Meteors, August Moon. . .

August Skies 2010
[Article | 08/01/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Moonless Perseids, August Moon Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Bootes, Hercules, Ophiuchus,. . .

December 2010 skies
[Article | 12/05/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Winter Solstice, December Moon.
Focus Constellations: Ursa. . .

December 2011 Skies
[Article | 12/04/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Winter Solstice, Planet Plotting, December Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Dra. . .

December Skies
[Article | 12/04/12 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Winter Solstice & December Moon

Focus Constellations:


December Skies
[Article | 12/04/13 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, December Solstice, Planet Plotting, December Moon

Focus Constellations:<. . .


December Skies (2007)
[Article | 12/04/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Winter Solstice, December Moon. . .

December Skies (2008)
[Article | 12/10/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Winter Solstice, Meteors, December Moon. . .

December Skies 2009
[Article | 12/07/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Winter Solstice, December (Blue) Moon

Focus Constellations: Pegasus, Andro. . .

February (2007) Skies
[Article | 01/31/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, February . . .

February (2008) Skies
[Article | 02/05/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Lunar Eclipse, February Moon. . .

February 2011 skies
[Article | 02/08/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, First Magnitude Stars, February Moon. Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa . . .

February 2012 Skies
[Article | 02/04/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Fat Tuesday, Leap Day, Planet Plotting, February Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheu. . .

February Skies
[Article | 02/04/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Starlight - Starbright, Planet Plotting, February Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis,. . .

February Skies
[Article | 02/01/14 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, February Moon

Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Urs. . .


February Skies 2009
[Article | 02/05/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, February Moon. . .

February Skies 2010
[Article | 02/03/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Bright Stars, Planet Plotting, Meteors, February Moon. . .

January 2011 Skies
[Article | 01/12/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Intergalactic Space, January Moon. Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Min. . .

January 2012 Skies
[Article | 01/08/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Perihelion, Planet Plotting, January Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Draco, Ur. . .

January Skies
[Article | 01/03/13 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, January Moon

Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, . . .


January Skies
[Article | 01/04/14 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, January Moon Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cepheus, . . .

January Skies (2008)
[Article | 01/02/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Perihelion & Aphelion, Perigee & Apogee, Sunrise & Sunset, January Moon. . .

January Skies (2009)
[Article | 01/02/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Orbital Puzzles, Meteors, January Moon. . .

January Skies 2010
[Article | 01/07/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, January Moon . . .

July (2007) Skies
[Article | 07/03/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Deep Space, July Moon. . .

July 2011 skies
[Article | 07/12/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Diminishing Solar Cycles?, July Moon. Focus Constellations: Virgo, Libra, Boot. . .

July Skies
[Article | 07/06/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Milky Way, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, July Moon Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor,. . .

July Skies
[Article | 07/09/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Summer Milky Way, Planet Plotting, June Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopei. . .

July Skies
[Article | 07/09/14 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, July Moon

Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Camelop. . .


July Skies (2008)
[Article | 07/07/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Noctilucent Clouds, July Moon. . .

July Skies 2009
[Article | 07/01/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Dark Skies, Meteors, July Moon. . .

July Skies 2010
[Article | 07/01/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Aphelion, July Moon. Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Bootes, Hercules, Ophiuchus, A. . .

June (2008) Skies
[Article | 06/03/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Summer Solstice, June Moon. . .

June 2011 Skies
[Article | 06/09/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Summer Solstice, June Moon. Focus Constellations: Leo, Virgo, Libra, Bootes, H. . .

June 2012 skies
[Article | 06/01/12 | by Dick Cookman
Opportunity is "On the Road Again"! After wintering on the western rim of Endeavor Crater at a site called Greeley Haven on the north end of Cape York, the. . .

June Skies
[Article | 06/04/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Summer Solstice, Planet Plotting, June Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia. . .

June Skies
[Article | 05/31/14 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Summer Solstice, June Moon

Focus Constellations: Ca. . .


June Skies 2009
[Article | 06/01/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Summer Solstice, Meteors, June Moon. . .

June Skies 2010
[Article | 06/10/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Summer Solstice, Meteors, June Moon Focus Constellations: Leo, Leo Minor, Ursa Major, Virgo, . . .

March (2007) Skies
[Article | 02/27/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Vernal Equinox, March Moon. . .

March (2009) Skies
[Article | 03/09/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Spring Equinox, Meteors, March Moon. . .

March 2011 skies
[Article | 03/17/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Spring Equinox, March Moon. . .

March 2012 Skies
[Article | 03/07/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Spring Equinox, Planet Plotting, March Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Draco, . . .

March Skies
[Article | 03/02/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Vernal Equinox, Planet Plotting, March Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia. . .

March Skies (2008)
[Article | 03/04/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Spring Equinox, March Moon. . .

March Skies 2010
[Article | 03/05/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Vernal Equinox, Planet Plotting, Meteors, March Moon. . .

May 2011 Skies
[Article | 05/04/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Deep Sky, May Moon. Focus Constellations: Leo, Virgo, Bootes, Hercules, Lyra, . . .

May 2012 skies
[Article | 05/04/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Analemma, Planet Plotting, May Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, Dra. . .

May Skies
[Article | 05/07/13 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Impactors, Planet Plotting, May Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cephe. . .

May Skies
[Article | 05/05/14 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, May Moon Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Ursa Major. . .

May Skies (2007)
[Article | 05/05/07 | by Dick Cookman
Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, May Moons. . .

May Skies 2008
[Article | 05/01/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Peering into the Abyss, May Moon. . .

May Skies 2009
[Article | 05/01/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Sunspots, Meteors, May Moon. . .

May Skies 2010
[Article | 05/05/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, May Moon. . .

November 2011 skies
[Article | 11/04/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, November Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Draco, Ursa Minor. . .

November 2012 Skies
[Article | 11/03/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, November Moon Focus Constellations: Taurus, Auriga, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Ce. . .

November Skies
[Article | 11/02/13 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Galactic Neighborhood, Planet Plotting, November Moon

Focus Constellatio. . .


November Skies (2007)
[Article | 11/02/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, November Moon . . .

November Skies (2008)
[Article | 11/05/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, November Moon. . .

November Skies 2009
[Article | 11/02/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Depths of Space, November Moon. . .

October 2011 Skies
[Article | 10/11/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, South Sea Evenings, October Moon. Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, D. . .

October Skies
[Article | 10/06/12 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, October Moon Focus Constellations: Perseus, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Camelopard. . .

October Skies
[Article | 10/02/13 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Galactic Neighborhood, Planet Plotting, October Moon

Focus Constellation. . .


October Skies (2007)
[Article | 10/01/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, October Moon . . .

October Skies (2008)
[Article | 10/04/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, October . . .

October Skies 2009
[Article | 10/04/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, October Moon. . .

September 2011 skies
[Article | 09/09/11 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Lander, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Autumnal Equinox, September Moon. Focus Constellations: Draco, Ursa Minor, Urs. . .

September Skies
[Article | 09/06/12 | by Dick Cookman

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Autumnal Equinox, Planet Plotting, August Moon

Focus Constellations:


September Skies
[Article | 09/04/13 | by Dick Cookman
p>Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Autumnal Equinox, Planet Plotting, September Moon

Focus Constellations:. . .


September Skies (2007)
[Article | 09/06/07 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Meteors, Fall Equinox, Harvest Moon. . .

September Skies (2008)
[Article | 09/02/08 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Autumnal Equinox, Meteors, September Moon. . .

September Skies 2009
[Article | 09/01/09 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Planet Plotting, Autumnal Equinox, Meteors, September Moon. . .

September Skies 2010
[Article | 09/04/10 | by Dick Cookman
Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, Autumnal Equinox, September Harvest Moon
Focus Constellations: Ursa Majo. . .

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