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The Night Sky

Where to look to see what's up!

The Night Sky is a quarterly essay currently being written by Dr. Arthur Babcock. Until 2008, they were written by one of MIRA's senior astronomers, Dr. Whitney Shane. The piece highlights seasonal objects such as planets, meteor showers, and galaxies, that are easy to find and satisfying to observe. Dr. Shane's 12 years of work also used the essay to focus on a small piece of astronomy's history, which serves as the main subject. Each essay was included in the MIRA newsletter, but is offered here as a separate work. The current Night Sky, authored by Dr. Babcock, is focussed on joys of observing the night sky.

Access what's up in the current sky. [Download PDF]

Archives of previous issues are also available. [Access]