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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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Northern Sky: Spring Planets

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

On this edition of Northern Sky, Deane talks about planets to watch in March and April.

(Photo by Kabsik Park on Flickr)

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Northern Sky looks at what's happening in our night sky this month (John 'K'/Flickr)

Northern Sky: February 10-24

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

In this edition of Northern Sky, Deane talks about the winter constellation, Taurus, and its orange star. 

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
Northern Lights (Charlie Stinchcomb/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Comet ISON & a packed morning sky in November

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Over the next two weeks, you may want to take a closer look at the sky during the early morning hours. In this edition of Northern Sky, Deane explains why the next few weeks will be great for morning starwatchers, as well as where to find Comet ISON and why it will be in "perihelion."

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
Zodiacal Light (Luis Argerich/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Mars, stars & zodiacal light

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

On this edition of Northern Sky, Deane explains a few of the encounters Venus & Mars will be having with stars in the next few weeks, and an opportunity to see the zodiacal light.

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
There is so much to see in the night & daytime skies in the next few weeks (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Comets & constellations dominate the late Sept. sky

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

During the last part of September and first part of October, catch the fall constellations, the Andromeda galaxy, and comet ISON. Deane explains more in this feature.

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
There's a lot to see in the night & daytime skies in mid-September (Photo Fiddler/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Waning Daylight & More In Mid-Sept.

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

In the second two weeks of September, there's a lot going on in both the morning and the evening skies. In this edition, Deane explains some of the things to check out during this time.

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
There's a lot to see in the night sky in late August & early September (Mike Lewinski/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Saturn, Spica & Beehive Cluster in Early Sept.

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The last days of August and the first days of September are full of activity that you need no more than binoculars - or even just a clear sky - to see. In this edition of Northern Sky, Deane gives us the lowdown and what's worth catching, including a thin crescent moon which points us to Venus, Saturn and Spica, in Virgo. You can also catch the "beehive" star cluster.

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
See the Sturgeon moon. Photo by RalphHightower via Flickr.

Northern Sky: Catch the Sturgeon Moon this August

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

This month, see the full sturgeon moon, Venus in the west, and the star Vega.

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Learn more about what there is to see in the night sky during mid-May (satosphere/Flickr)

Northern Sky: In mid-May, catch Jupiter, Saturn, Corvus

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

During mid-May, the main attractions are Jupiter and Saturn. In this edition of Northern Sky, Deane explains the best time to see these fascinating planets, as well as some of the other eye-catching sights to see astronomy-wise in the next few weeks.

Read this month's Starwatch column.


 
Check out the Spring constellations during the end of April & beginning of May (David DeHetre/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower & more in early May

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

During the last part of April and beginning of May, Saturn reaches opposition, catch the Spring constellations, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and more.

Read this month's Starwatch column.