Exploring the Night Sky: Eta Aquariid meteor shower

While it’s a better meteor shower for Southern Hemisphere observers, the Eta Aquariids might reward Northern Hemisphere early risers with its fast-moving meteors as May begins.

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Year of the Planets bonus event: A spring binocular comet in the Dipper

Alan Dyer Bonus Event: Comet PanSTARRS C/2017 T2 will be visible through binoculars in late May and early June.

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Enjoy the Geminids

Don’t let chilly weather keep you from watching one of the year’s best meteor showers.

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A Fast Moving Binocular Comet

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova zips through the predawn sky this weekend.

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A New Binocular Comet

An unremarkable object brightened unexpectedly, but is now fading.

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Keeping Up With Comet Catalina

Now’s the time to enjoy the latest binocular comet.

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Comet Lovejoy Fades Away

The comet put on an unexpectedly fine show for many months.

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Meteor Shower No Show

The much-anticipated Camelopardalids display was a bust.

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The Autumn 2013 All-Star Party

An Alberta star party in New Mexico?

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