Ring Nebula

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Name: Ring Nebula
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

For wonderers and skeptics

Curiosity and skepticism are two of the main drivers of science research. These were also the inspiration behind this year’s Science Literacy Week.Jesse Hildebrand, a recent University of Toronto graduate and the founder of Science Literacy Week, describes ... [Published The Varsity Online - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Godzilla Lives In New Hampshire

Godzilla is 17 feet tall and resides in a cave-like trailer in Dorchester, New Hampshire. He comes out on New Moons when the sky's at its darkest. NHPR's Sean Hurley had a late night run in with the 600 pound beast and sends us this. Listen Listening... ... [Published NHPR - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Star Viewing at Westmont Observatory to Zoom In on Summer Triangle

A triangle of constellations that holds some of the finest open clusters in the night sky will be the starring attraction of this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning after 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. ... [Published Noozhawk.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Jimmy Westlake: Lyra is heaven’s little harp

Steamboat Springs Shining down on us from high up overhead in the early evenings this month is the fifth brightest star in the whole night sky, a star named Vega, which anchors the brightest corner of the well-known asterism called the Summer Triang ... [Published Steamboat Pilot & Today - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

SkyWatch: a dark site, good binoculars ... bingo

From his well equipped observatory astrophotographer Phil Fiveash has sent me this stunning picture of a planetary nebula now in the early evening passing over Maitland.From his well-equipped observatory astrophotographer Phil Fiveash has sent me this ... [Published Maitland Mercury - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

IU Kokomo Observatory to host two free events in September

KOKOMO, Ind. - Be part of a worldwide event Saturday (September 6), as the Indiana University Kokomo Observatory hosts International Observe the Moon Night.Science Rocks - Observatory NightThe event, with participation from nearly 600 sites in 48 countries, ... [Published Noodls - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Northern Rockies Skies for September: Lyra, the Musical Instrument of the Heavens

Right after sunset, located directly overhead as part of the summer triangle, lies the constellation Lyra. Its brightest star is Vega, the fifth brightest star in the night sky. Lyra represents the lyre of Orpheus, the mythical Greek poet and musician. ... [Published Gillette News Record - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

All welcome at 'Sky Safari' event

LAS CRUCES "Sky Safari," a stargazing event hosted by NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation, is set for 9 to 11 p.m. today at the NMSU campus observatory, according to a news release.Graduate assistants will ... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 2 reports

With telescope, mine the riches of constellation Lyra

G reetings, stargazers.I hope you have been enjoying the dog days of summer. One reason these might be called the dog days is because Sirius, the dog star, is now roughly aligned with the sun. Since Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth, an ... [Published Durango Herald - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

View colorful double star Alberio at Osten Observatory

The observatory will be open Sept. 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Admittance is free, and the public is invited to attend.With the aid of a computer-controlled telescope, visitors will get close-up views of the moon, ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Ring Nebula, Still Mysterious After All These Years

Of all the planetary nebulae in the sky, none is more celebrated than M57, the Ring Nebula. Lying about 2,400 light years away toward the constellation of Lyra, it’s bright enough to be seen in small telescopes, and when long exposures are taken, quite ... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Apr 29 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 1 reports

Virtual Star Party – April 26, 2014- Hangoutathon Special Edition!

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter[embedded content]This week’s Virtual Star Party was a special 2-hour Saturday night version recorded as part of the Cosmoquest Hangoutathon. The Star Party at this link starts ... [Published Universe Today - Apr 29 2014]

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"Highlights for this time of year include the ringring nebula in Lyra and the color contrast double star Alberio in Cygnus" Motl said

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For wonderers and skeptics [Published The Varsity Online - Sep 29 2014]
Godzilla Lives In New Hampshire [Published NHPR - Sep 19 2014]
Star Viewing at Westmont Observatory to Zoom In... [Published Noozhawk.com - Sep 17 2014]
Jimmy Westlake: Lyra is heaven’s little harp [Published Steamboat Pilot & Today - Sep 15 2014]
SkyWatch: a dark site, good binoculars ... bingo [Published Maitland Mercury - Sep 05 2014]
IU Kokomo Observatory to host two free events i... [Published Noodls - Sep 03 2014]
Northern Rockies Skies for September: Lyra, the... [Published Gillette News Record - Aug 30 2014]
All welcome at 'Sky Safari' event [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Aug 29 2014]
With telescope, mine the riches of constellatio... [Published Durango Herald - Aug 24 2014]
Look south for 3 bright stars [Published St. Cloud Times - Aug 24 2014]
View colorful double star Alberio at Osten Obse... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 23 2014]
The Ring Nebula, Still Mysterious After All The... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 22 2014]
Virtual Star Party – April 26, 2014- Hangoutath... [Published Universe Today - Apr 29 2014]
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