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05/25/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
The first science results are officially in from NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and the results are exciting and will help reveal more details about the giant planet's magnetic field and interior.
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A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

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05/25/2017 at 03:56. Facebook
You can use the handy magnitude charts at the link below from Globe at Night to help figure out the amount of light pollution in your area. These charts of Leo can be used for their May campaign (May 17-26, 2017). Find the chart that matches the view you have of Leo a couple of hours after sunset and report your results at their website- and help map out light pollution around the world!
You can use the handy magnitude charts at the link below from

Globe at Night - Magnitude Charts for Leo

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05/23/2017 at 19:01. Facebook
If you stargaze, then you have definitely paid attention to the phase of the moon. For many stargazers a full moon is actually bad for their viewing as it washes out faint fuzzy objects like galaxies and nebula, and can make meteors showers difficult to observe. On the other hand, if you want to observe the moon a new moon is terrible for your observing, since here is no moon to see!...
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If you stargaze then you have definitely paid attention to the phase

Which moon phase best for stargazing? | EarthSky.org

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Kevin Hussey from NASA/JPL joined Night Sky Network members for a spectacular demo of NASA's Eyes, a trio of programs - free for anyone to use - that help visualize the Earth, the Solar System, and beyond. Check out the full webinar below!
Kevin Hussey from NASAJPL joined Night Sky Network members for a spectacular

NSN Webinar: NASA's Eyes: Sharpen your View of the Earth, Our Solar System and Beyond

NSN members joined Kevin Hussey from NASA's JPL on May 17, 2017, as he demonstrated “NASA’s Eyes,” a trio of programs allowing anyone with an internet connec...

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See if you can spot the five most visible planets this month. Mercury is rising in the morning right before sunrise. Look for bright Venus around the same time as well! Mars is fading but still visible near sunset. Jupiter is up almost all night long setting near morning. Saturn is visible shortly after sunset as well, an is also visible most of the night. Check out the details-including some...
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See if you can spot the five most visible planets this month

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How big is our solar system compared to the rest of the our galaxy? Imagine if our solar system, from the Sun to Pluto, was the size of a quarter. At that scale the Milky Way galaxy would be the size of North America! This fun fact is part of a great outreach activity called "Our Place in Our Galaxy", featured on the "Resource Resources" page of our website (where you can find tons of other...
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Help folks visualize the size of our Milky Way - and where our solar system fits in it - with this handy activity, "Our Place In Our Galaxy."

This great visitor activity helps your audience construct a mental model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy, and the distribution of stars inside of it, with just a coin and some birdseed! It's a great introduction to the distances of objects your...
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Help folks visualize the size of our Milky Way and where our

Our Place in Our Galaxy - Size and Distance Scale Activity | Night Sky Network

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Some good tips on how to observe Saturn from EarthSky, and just in time for checking out the ringed planet as the waning gibbous moon passes by it in the evenings of May 11-13. See if you can spot it!
Some good tips on how to observe Saturn from EarthSky and just

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn | EarthSky.org

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You can ride along with NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn with help from NASA Eyes on the Solar System software. The free Eyes software lets you ride along on Cassini's Grand Finale, and even trace back to the earliest days of its mission in 2004. Treat yourself to spectacular visuals from the comfort of your own home!
You can ride along with NASAs Cassini Mission to Saturn with help

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Stargazing with binoculars is a great way to pass the time in the evenings! The monthly The Binocular Sky newsletter is a handy resource for just that, and is made specifically for stargazers with binoculars and small telescopes in the Northern Hemisphere. This month's edition features many great star clusters and a few notable galaxies that you can spot with your binoculars. You can
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See if you can take pictures of a meteor shower with this handy guide from the The American Meteor Society. Even though their peak has passed, you still might be able to snap a picture of a streaking Eta Aquarid or two! [ Amsmeteors.org Link ]
See if you can take pictures of a meteor shower with this

How to photograph meteors with a DSLR

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A young solar observer safely - and excitedly! - observes the sun through special eclipse viewing glasses at the Solar Gaze at the Greenhorn Public Library, with guidance from the astronomers of the SCAS Pueblo . Photo by Alan Knight.
A young solar observer safely and excitedly observes the sun through special
The Girl Scouts are looking for amateur astronomy partners! Find out how to help your local Girl Scout troop in our latest article below.
The Girl Scouts are looking for amateur astronomy partners Find out how

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Some very enthusiastic junior solar observers at the Smith Wylie Public Library Solar Observing Session, hosted by the City Lights Astronomical Society for Students (CLASS). Photo by John Wagoner.
Some very enthusiastic junior solar observers at the Smith Wylie Public Library
Our observing cards for star parties are designed to give telescope operators and other night sky interpreters a new way of explaining the night sky to your scope's visitors. You can download a printable PDF of these cards for free at the link below.
Our observing cards for star parties are designed to give telescope operators

Observing Cards for star parties (PDF) | Night Sky Network

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Check out how to spot Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon as it points the way to Venus, Mercury, and Mars in this month's stargazing video from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory!
Check out how to spot Jupiter Saturn and the moon as it

What's Up for May 2017

This month, Jupiter is well placed for easy evening viewing, Saturn rises before midnight, and the moon dances with Venus, Mercury and Mars. Keep up with all...

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Astronomy Day is happening Saturday, April 29! Find out more about this special day for astronomy lovers, which is brought to you twice a year by the Astronomical League.
Astronomy Day is happening Saturday April 29 Find out more about this

Celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday April 29 | Night Sky Network

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Adam James
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"The Life in the Extreme" astronomy outreach activity is all about the extreme conditions that life not only survives in, but thrives! This activity, featuring printable extremophile cards, can lead to lively discussions about the latest NASA science on other worlds in our solar system, and if these watery worlds contain the conditions for life as we know it.

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The Life in the Extreme astronomy outreach activity is all about the

Life in the Extreme Activity | Night Sky Network

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Saturn rises in the east around midnight in late April - around the same time NASA hopes to re-establish communication with NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn tonight (the night of April 26/ morning of April 27) after its dive between Saturn's rings! See if you can spot Saturn with help from this handy chart below.
Saturn rises in the east around midnight in late April around the
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Meteor shower watchers: Get up very early on Saturday, April 22, and catch the peak of the Lyrids, then watch Venus rise with the moon right before sunrise! h/t EarthSky
Meteor shower watchers Get up very early on Saturday April 22 and

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