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Aug 16, 2014 — For those willing to travel a bit, venture out and allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness, many places still offer the chance to enjoy the soul-lifting sight of a starry night sky.
Aug 10, 2014 — The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
Aug 4, 2014 — The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.
Jun 23, 2014 — On Titan, summer is almost three years away. But in a dark, placid ocean of natural gas, scientists have spotted something that could be the first inkling of springtime.
May 20, 2014 — Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.

Mars Call-in:
Archive of call-in about the Mars near encounter.
Mars' path over Canton

St. Lawrence University Physics Professor Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue keeps an eye on the stars for North Country Public Radio.
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Dr. O'Donoghue's Sky Events page

Astronomy Resources - astronomy related news, books and web resources.

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The Spectacular Summer Sky

Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the summer night sky -- the full Moon, Venus and a bright Jupiter.  Go to full article
SLU students use solar glasses to view sunspots.

Eye Spy: Seeing Sunspots in Canton

Clear skies recently have allowed some great star gazing, night and day. There was a fairly large sunspot visible on the sun Friday. Sharp-eyed viewers could see it with the unaided eye, wearing appropriate solar glasses. The celestial event drew an occasional crowd of students and passersby to a telescope with a solar filter set up at St. Lawrence University's science building.  Go to full article

The Spring Sky, Venus as a Morning Friend

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

The December Sky: Full Moon and Winter Solstice

Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the night sky - there's a bright full moon coming and the winter solstice is next week.  Go to full article

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...  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...  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

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