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  • Star of the week: Hadar April 26, 2017
    Hadar, aka Beta Centauri, joins Alpha Centauri in pointing to the Southern Cross. It's a triple system. Two of its stars will someday become nearby supernovae.
    Larry Sessions
  • See it! Meteors, moon, Venus photos April 23, 2017
    The Lyrid meteor shower didn't produced as many meteors as hoped, but we some lovely photos. And the moon and Venus were awesome Sunday morning!
    Deborah Byrd
  • Asteroid 2014 JO25 bigger than expected April 19, 2017
    It's coming closer today than any asteroid this large since 2004. It came into view of small telescopes a few hours ago. Early radar observations indicate it's bigger than we thought.
    Eddie Irizarry
  • All you need to know: Lyrid meteors April 16, 2017
    April 22 is the likely peak morning. Try April 21 and 23 as well. For this year's Lyrid meteor shower, the moon is out of the way!
    Bruce McClure
  • Why does the moon seem to follow me? April 10, 2017
    Here's something you - or your kids - might notice. When you're moving in a car, earthly objects get left behind, but the moon seems to follow. Why?
    Deborah Byrd
  • Watch for Venus before dawn April 10, 2017
    While watching Jupiter and the moon around April 9-11, don't forget Venus! It passed between us and the sun on March 25 and now blazes in the east before dawn.
    Deborah Byrd

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 28 – May 6 April 28, 2017
    Jupiter, among the stars of Virgo, shines brightly in the southeast at dusk this week. It's highest in the south by 11 or midnight daylight saving time. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 28 – May 6 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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