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Carnival of Space #427

Carnival of Space.  Image credit: Jason Major

Here we are again, back at Urban Astronomer HQ, banging on the doors for them to let us in and enjoy the Carnival of Space! Every week a different space blogger dons the mantel of Carnival Ringmaster and scrapes together a collection of the best space science and astronomy writing from around the Internet. And it's all done just for you, dear sweet reader. So come in, get comfy, and listen up!

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Carnival of Space #410

Carnival of Space - image credit: Jason MajorIt's almost the middle of June, which means that it's mid-winter here at my home in the South and the much-delayed cold weather has finally arrived!  It's an excellent time of year for stargazing with long crisp evenings, week-long stretches of cloudless sky, a spectacular range of objects to point our telescopes towards, and a shaky national power utility gifting us with repeated blackouts for extra-dark skies.  But what to do if you're not blessed with such ideal observing conditions?  Well that's where the Carnival of Space comes in!  Welcome, enjoy the show, try the popcorn!

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Observer's Guide - June 2015

Well it took long enough but Winter finally started.  Here where I live, the evenings are finally cold, the air is finally clear, and the stars are back out in their finest, brightest glory.  It's a fantastic time to observe, so here's a quick rundown on what you can see:


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