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This Month's Skies


"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.


April Skies

Apr 05 2014 09:32 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cepheus, Draco, Bootes, Canes Venetici, Coma Berenices, Virgo, Leo, Cancer



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February Skies

Feb 01 2014 12:00 PM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Auriga, Taurus, Perseus



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January Skies

Jan 04 2014 01:49 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Planet Plotting, January Moon Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus, Pegasus, Andromeda

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December Skies

Dec 07 2013 09:22 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus, Pegasus, Andromeda



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November Skies

Nov 02 2013 04:54 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Lynx, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cygnus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Auriga, Perseus, Pegasus, Andromeda



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October Skies

Oct 04 2013 06:40 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Lynx, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Lyra, Aquila, Cygnus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis, Perseus, Pegasus, Andromeda



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September Skies

Sep 08 2013 02:49 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

p>Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Autumnal Equinox, Planet Plotting, September Moon

Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Draco, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Pegasus, Andromeda, Perseus



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August Skies

Aug 10 2013 04:23 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

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

Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Ophiuchus, Hercules, Bootes, Ursa Major



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July Skies

Jul 09 2013 02:09 PM | cookman in This Month's Skies

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Summer Milky Way, Planet Plotting, June Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Ophiuchus, Hercules, Bootes, Ursa Major

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June Skies

Jun 08 2013 02:42 AM | cookman in This Month's Skies

Highlights: Comet Journal, Martian Landers, Meteor Showers, Summer Solstice, Planet Plotting, June Moon Focus Constellations: Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cygnus, Lyra, Hercules, Bootes, Ursa Major, Coma Berenices, Lynx

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