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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: The Full Moon in June

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

The full moon on June 12 will be especially round and prominent against the sky. Also, look for Mars in the South and Saturn in the East.

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Northern Sky: Meteor Shower?

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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 tells us about a possible comet dust meteor shower overnight on May 23.

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Northern Sky: Saturn's Tilted Rings

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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 Saturn's tilting rings, and bright planets we can expect to see in May. 

(Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

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Regulus in Leo (Jure Srsen/Flikr)

Northern Sky: on the way to May Day

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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 shares some evening and morning planets to see as well as the approach of Beltaine.

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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.