Albireo, in the constellation Cygnus the Swan, is a favorite among stargazers. Through a small telescope, it appears as a stunning gold star with a dimmer blue companion.
Orion the Hunter returns to the east at dawn every year at this time. Here’s how to watch for this most noticeable of constellations.
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Smithsonian Says These Moths Are So Gorgeous, They Put Butterflies to Shame: It’s National Moth Week
A New York photographer acquired a new lease on night in the Catskills during the draconian state lockdowns by suspending a white sheet in her yard illuminated with black lights and waiting to see who shows up. She is just one of many “moth-ers,” enthusiasts of the butterfly’s generally nocturnal cousin, that are taking to […]