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Northern Sky

East Bay Moon Crescent/Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-weekly on the Monday North Shore Morning program through "Northern Sky," where she shares what's happening with stars, planets and more.

 


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Jupiter is easy to spot this month

Northern Sky: Jupiter & Discoveries in the Summer Star Triangle

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Deane [DEAN] Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky each month. In this edition of Northern Sky, she explains how Jupiter and Mars are easy to spot this month, and the importance of a recent discovery in the summer star triangle.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Crowe via Flickr.

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The "beehive" star cluster - Mars is the bright object in the top right corner

Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column. In this feature, Mars takes centerstage, and Deane explains the fall equinox and a recent study that has shed light on the origins of full moon legends.

To read her September column, click here.

Photo courtesy of horstm42 via Flickr.

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The summer star triangle: Vega, Deneb and Altair

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Asterisms & More

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column. In this feature, she explains the difference between asterisms and constellations, fills us in on what you can see planet- and star-wise in the sky this month, and gives the low down on the harvest moon.

To read her September column, click here.

Photo courtesy of jpstanley via Flickr.

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