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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 — This year's Perseid meteor shower may be hard to see because it coincides with a so-called supermoon. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Caltech professor Mike Brown about the dueling celestial events.
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.
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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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 talks with St. Lawrence University astronomy professor Aileen O'Donohue about where to look for the comet.  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 our listening area made for wonderful viewing. Brian Mann and a friend climbed a mountain in the Adirondacks to get a slightly closer look. He sends this audio postcard.  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
Planetoid <i>Sedna</i> as seen from Mt. Palomar

The Night Sky Behind the Clouds

Martha Foley looks skyward with astronomer and physicist Aileen O'Donogue of St. Lawrence University. They cover the spring equinox, Mercury on the horizon, and a "new" body...  Go to full article

January's Night Sky: Cold Moon and Bright Saturn

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue explains the heavens during these cold January nights.  Go to full article

Adirondack Boosters Gleeful Over Mars Rock

NASA scientists are planning some serious trouble-shooting today, hoping to regain contact with the Mars rover "Spirit". It's been two days since we've heard from "Spirit",...  Go to full article

Star Talk: A Look at the December Sky

What is a solstice, anyway? Where's Mars these days? St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue considers the December sky and takes listener questions.  Go to full article

The Stellar Wonders of Autumn

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about solar storms, northern lights and a lunar eclipse.  Go to full article

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