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Apr 14, 2014 — Audie Cornish speaks with Fred Espenak, scientist emeritus at NASA Goddard, also known as "Mr. Eclipse," about the lunar eclipse that will happen Monday night.
Apr 8, 2014 — Scientist Lawrence Krauss says clips of him were "mined" to lend credibility to The Principle, a film he describes as "stupid" and "unbelievable."
Mar 23, 2014 — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is everywhere these days. And his current stature is remarkable, in part because he's a black astrophysicist — seemingly as elusive a phenomenon as the Higgs boson.
Mar 6, 2014 — An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.
Feb 27, 2014 — The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story" should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
 

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Mars' path over Canton

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Pros and Amateurs Anticipate New Observatory

Yesterday we reported that enthusiasts are raising money for a new observatory near Tupper Lake. High altitude, low population, and little light pollution make the Adirondacks a good place for stargazing. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Autumn Night Sky: Venus and Mars are the Star Attractions

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about sky watching this month.  Go to full article
Olympus Mons compared to Arizona

Natural Selections: Extraterrestrial Volcanoes

Planetary probes continue to bring us remarkable images of other worlds. Images of Venus show a blast furnace environment crossed by rivers of molten rock. On Mars one can see a shield volcano the size of Arizona. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager take us out of this world.  Go to full article

Lots to See in the Summer Sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about Venus, the Moon, the Perseid meteors and more.  Go to full article

The March Night Sky: Savoring the Waning Winter Stars

Martha Foley chats with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the early spring night sky.  Go to full article

Comet Machholz in North Country Skies

Forecasts call for clear skies for at least part of tomorrow night. It's a perfect opportunity to spot comet Machholz, which was only discovered last year. Martha Foley...  Go to full article
December's Geminid Shower

What's Up in the Winter Sky

There's a lot of night-time to enjoy these days. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about sky-gazing in mid-December.  Go to full article

The Lunar Eclipse from an Adirondack Mountain

Last night, the earth passed between the sun and the full moon, creating a spectacular lunar eclipse. The moon glowed orange over the north country. Clear skies in much of...  Go to full article
Total lunar eclipse. NASA

Wednesday's Night Sky: Eclipse of the Hunter's Moon

According to folklore, October's full moon is called the "Hunter's Moon." Wednesday night at 9:14 pm the moon will begin moving toward total eclipse. Martha Foley and St....  Go to full article
Apparent sun-track during equinox

September Star Trekking?Morning Planets & the Autumnal Equinox

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about some of the highlights of the late summer and early autumn sky. Morning is the time to...  Go to full article

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