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  • Lunar eclipse Saturday, on the Web

     
    Tomorrow's full moon will be partially eclipsed as it slips through the shadow that the Earth casts into space. The bad news is that the eclipse will occur during our daytime, while the Americas are facing the sun. The next total......
  • See the International Space Station this weekend

     
    Attention Space Cadets! The International Space Station has been a regular visitor lately for those hardy souls who are up and outside before dawn breaks. For the rest of us, the ISS is returning this weekend to the more user-friendly evening......
  • Predicted meteor may have been sighted

     
    A large meteor reportedly was sighted last night by a KLM airlines pilot near the time and place predicted by astronomers hours earlier. It was the first time astronomers have ever identified an Earth-bound space rock and predicted its arrival. (See...
  • Wintry snow globe from Hubble

     
    Cram more than 100,000 stars into a cluster 'only' 150 light-years wide and you get something like this - the globular cluster astronomers know as M-13. This image was assembled from Hubble data recorded during four separate observations from 1999......
  • Skies promising for Comet Lulin

     
    You can never be sure about weather forecasts. But stargazers looking for Comet Lulin in the coming days will be encouraged by the predictions coming from NWS Sterling this morning. The forecast calls for mostly clear skies tonight, and again early next.....
  • Md. skies clear, dry tonight for Comet Lulin

     
    Except for the cold, the forecast out of Sterling this morning could not be better for those of us hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet Lulin as it makes its closest approach to Earth - a 'mere' 38 million......
  • An idea so big it won't even fit into one post

     
    Now everyone take a deep breath, because Bucky has an idea that will revolutionize Dining@Large. Here we go. ELSo, one of my 25 random facts, for you Facebookers out there: Among my immediate circle of friends and co-workers, I’m known......
  • Amaze your friends with Labor Day ISS flyby!

     
    Expecting a crowd for a Labor Day barbecue? Or maybe you're going to someone else's place and you need a conversation-starter. Well, this will make you the life of the party. Amaze everyone by predicting and pointing out a bright flyby......
  • Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

     
    With no moonlight to interfere, this should be the best night for stargazers to get a look at the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters are calling for 'mostly clear' skies tonight, with calm winds and lows in the 40s.Observers say Orionid......
  • Leonid meteors are up next

     
    Astronomers are predicting an exceptional year for the annual Leonid meteor shower, which will peak two weeks from today. The Leonids are among the best meteor displays on the astronomical calendar. November nights (with luck) can be clear and crisp, and....
  • Heads up! Space Station flyby Sunday evening

     
    The International Space Station is back in our evening skies, and on Sunday evening the big contraption will be flying up the East Coast and almost directly over Baltimore. (And even more directly over Ocean City.) The weather forecast is quite......
  • Forecast hopeful for Leonid meteor shower tonight

     
    With the moon entering its 'new' phase tonight, the skies should be ideally dark for viewing Tuesday morning's peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. And the weather forecast, while not ideal, calls for partly to mostly clear skies. With cooler......