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September 15th 2014

Best View of Mercury for 2014 for Southern Observers

September 8th 2014

Uranus plays Peek-a-boo with the Moon & Upcoming Events in September: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

September 1st 2014

A Binocular Comet: Jacques & Upcoming Events in September: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

August 25th 2014

Who Discovered Neptune? & Upcoming Events in August: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

August 18th 2014

The Northern Milky Way & Upcoming Events in August: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

August 11th 2014

Jupiter joins Venus at dawn & Upcoming Events in August: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

August 4th 2014

The Perseids and "SuperMoon" & Upcoming Events in August: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

July 29th 2014

The Moon in Motion & Upcoming Events in July: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

July 21st 2014

The Summer Milky Way & Upcoming Events in July: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

July 14th 2014

Sunset on the Moon & Upcoming Events in July: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

July 7th 2014

Mercury, Spica, and Mars, Oh My!

July 2014

Spot Pluto at Opposition & Planets!

June 23rd 2014

Scorpius & Upcoming Events in June: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

June 16th 2014

Solstices and Seasons & Upcoming Events in June: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

June 9th 2014

The Moon in June & Upcoming Events in June: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

June 2014

Double Stars around Boötes & Upcoming Events in June: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

March 2014

Upcoming Events in March: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

June 2013

Upcoming Events in 2013: Here is a rundown of events coming soon to a sky near you!

December 2012

Astronomical Events in 2013: We are coming off one of the best astronomical years in recent history, with the transit of Venus, a widely observed annular eclipse of the Sun, and a total eclipse of the Sun as highlights. What can we expect in 2013?

April 2012

Astronomy Day 2012: April 28; Educator's Corner: The Phases of Venus; The Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012; Constellation in Focus: Crater.

March 2012

Backyard Astronomy—on Your iPad; Educator's Corner: Equinox; Constellation in Focus: Gemini.

February 2012

Starry Night for Planning; Educator's Corner: The Death of Betelgeuse; Constellation in Focus: Auriga.

January 2012

Bright and Faint; Major Astronomical Events 2012; Educator's Corner: The Death of the Sun; The Layered Earth now included with Earth Science Textbook; Starry Night Dome; Starry Night File of the Month; Constellation in Focus: Perseus.

December 2011

Solstice Astronomy; Educator's Corner: The Lives of Stars; Constellation in Focus: Taurus.

November 2011

Jupiter's Moons and Rotation Period; Educator's Corner: Stellar Cradles; Constellation in Focus: Cetus.

October 2011

Messier and Beyond; Educator's Corner: A Closer Look at Nebulae; Farewell to Elenin; Constellation in Focus: Aquarius.

September 2011

Starry Night's Amazing New Capabilities for SMART Board™ Interactive Whiteboards; Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy, Messier 101; The Science Classroom of Tomorrow, Today; Educator's Corner: Back to School; Comet Garradd; Constellation in Focus: Sagittarius.

August 2011

Survey; Preparing Graphics with Starry Night; Educator's Corner: Asterisms and Constellations; Constellation in Focus: Hercules.

July 2011

Observing Asteroids and Comets; Educator's Corner: The Earth at Aphelion on July 4; Constellation in Focus: Lyra.

June 2011

Rare Triple Sky Treat: Lunar, Solar Eclipses in June and July; Planning an Observing Session with Starry Night; Educator's Corner: The Galaxies of Summer; Constellation in Focus: Scorpius.

May 2011

Astronomy Day, May 7; Introducing Starry Night Podium for the Home Theatre; Educator's Corner: Asteroid 2005 YU55; Adding Objects to Starry Night; Constellation in Focus: Canes Venatici.

April 2011

Arizona Astro-Tourism with Starry Night; Teachable Moment: Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami; The 2011 Japan Earthquake Effect On Earth's Rotation; Educator's Corner: NSTA Highlights; Constellation in Focus: Hydra.

March 2011

Answering Questions with Starry Night; Educator's Corner: Sidereal Time; Constellation in Focus: Cancer.

February 2011

Exploring Starry Night 6.4; Educator's Corner: The Local Hour Angle; Constellation in Focus: Canis Major.

January 2011

Major Events in 2011; Educator's Corner: The Earth at Perihelion; Constellation in Focus: Orion.


December 2010

Starry Night 6.4 Upgrade Now Available; Astronomical Gifts; Educator's Corner: Anatomy of a Lunar Eclipse; Observing Highlights of 2011; Constellation in Focus: Aries, Triangulum, Andromeda.

November 2010

Planet Observing Challenge!; Educator's Corner: How long is a Month?; Constellation in Focus: Cassiopeia.

October 2010

The Gaherty Venus Challenge; Educator's Corner: Moon Size; Constellation in Focus: Pegasus.

September 2010

Fun with Analemmas; Educator's Corner: Precession; Observing the Moon as an Astronomy Exercise; Special DOUBLE Offer; Constellation in Focus: Cygnus.

August 2010

Once around the Sun; Educator's Corner: The Tropics; The Layered Earth: Special DOUBLE Offer!!; Constellation in Focus: Sagittarius.

July 2010

Gathering of the Planets; Extreme Makeover: Jupiter Edition; Educator's Corner: The Midnight Sun; Constellation in Focus: Hercules.

June 2010

Space: Yours to Discover; Dwarf Planets at Opposition; Educator's Corner: The Summer and Winter Solstice; Constellation in Focus: Virgo.

May 2010

Starry Night Store Launch!; Planning a Star Party; A Long Lunation?; Kepler Mission Update; Constellation in Focus: Coma Berenices.

April 2010

Ancient Skies - A Time Traveler's Perspective; Is a Telescope Necessary to Learn Astronomy?; Observing Projects; Constellation in Focus: Perseus.

March 2010

On the Road: NSTA Conference Workshops; Leo, There's an Asteroid in Your Mane; Sightseeing in Orion; Trace the Ecliptic Across the Sky; Preparing Graphics in Starry Night; Constellation in Focus: Gemini.

February 2010

A Strange Day on Mercury; Barlow Lenses; High School Astronomy: Giving Back to the Field; Constellation in Focus: Auriga

January 2010

The Strange Case of Pluto; Orion® GoScope 80mm Refractor; Yet Another Doomsday Prediction for 2012; Starry Night File of the Month:Winter constellations; Constellation in Focus: Perseus.


November/December 2009

Stocking Stuffers 2009; Major Celestial Events for 2010; Tube or Truss?; Orion® FunScope 76mm Reflector Telescope; Target: Star of Bethlehem; Constellation in Focus: Cetus.

October 2009

What is LCROSS?; Exploring the Tully Database; Orion Eyepieces; Exporting from Starry Night; Constellation in Focus: Aquarius.

September 2009

New Educators' Forum and Launch Contest; Galileo and the Telescope; Astronomy 101; Starting an After School Astronomy Club; Galileo, Saturn & Starry Night; Adopt-a-Star; Starry Night File of the Month: Asterisms; Constellation in Focus: Capricornus

August 2009

Starry Night 6.3.3 Update Now Available: Jupiter's Black Eye; Starry Night's Find Pane; Starry Night File of the Month: The Coalsack Nebula; Constellation in Focus: Lyra

July 2009

Orion's Big Mak: Orion's 180mm Mak-Cass.; Starry Night's Info Pane; Beware the Mars Hoax; Starry Night File of the Month: Explore the far side of the Moon; Constellation in Focus: Scorpius

June 2009

Printing Star Charts with Starry Night®; Orion® Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part VIII; 400th Anniversary of Galileo: Discovery Five; Starry Night File of the Month; Constellation in Focus: Canes Venatici

May 2009

Exploring Starry Night®; SkyCal; Newtonian Reflectors; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part VII; 400th Anniversary of Galileo: Discovery Four; Starry Night File of the Month; Constellation in Focus: Leo

April 2009

Dome Connection: Upward-Looking Education at the Spitz Institute; Exploring Starry Night: Favorites; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part VI; 400th Anniversary of Galileo: Discovery Three; Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes; Starry Night(R) File of the Month; Constellation in Focus: Crater

March 2009

Dome Connection: 400th Anniversary of Galileo; Discovery Two; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part V; Galileo’s Telescopes; Venus at Inferior Conjunction; Recreate Galileo's Observations in Your Classroom; Best Opposition of Ceres in Our Lifetime; Constellation in Focus: Hydra

February 2009

400th Anniversary of Galileo: Comet Lulin (C2007 N3); Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part IV; Constellation in Focus: Canis Major

January 2009

Be your own Santa!: Stellar Meteor Shower; Constellation in Focus: Orion


December 2008

A Give the Gift of learning; Starry Night, Ace Detective: Stocking stuffers; Constellation in Focus: Aries, Triangulum, Andromeda

November 2008

Orion Premium 190mm F/5.3 Mak-Newt Astrograph OTA; How Dark Is Your Sky?; Constellation in Focus: Cassiopeia

October 2008

Books for Autumn reading; The North Star: A moving target; Constellation in Focus: Pegasus

September 2008

Top 10 observing experiences; A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part III; Constellation in Focus: Cygnus

August 2008

A Heavenly Choir of Angles, Part II; Spectacular Summer Sights: Shooting Stars; Mars Phoenix Mission: Revelations Abound; Constellation in Focus: Sagittarius

July 2008

Heavenly Choir of Angles; Pluto by Any Other Name; Constellation in Focus: Hercules

June 2008

Mars Too Salty for Life?; Canada's Largest Optical Telescope is in Trouble; Constellation in Focus: Coma Berenices

May 2008

Spring Fever; Astronomy Day; Constellation in Focus: Virgo

April 2008

New Kink in Sun's Strange Corona; Oldest-Known Asteroids in Solar System Identified; In Focus: The Big Dipper and Canes Venatici

March 2008

Get Addiction Help Now; See Saturn Now: Lord of the Rings Rocks; Constellation in Focus: Cancer

February 2008

Astronomy's Dirty Little Secret; Solar System Dance for Kids; Constellation in Focus: Auriga

January 2008

History vs. Starry Night?; Starry Night? Apollo; Taurus


December 2007

Comet Holmes (17P); Star of Bethlehem; Stocking Stuffers; Constellation in Focus: Gemini

November 2007

Browse the Universe on Your iPhone, iPod touch and Blackberry; The Great Starry Night® Solar System Challenge; Constellation in Focus: Cetus

October 2007
StarShoot™ Solar System Color Imager II; Fun with Starry Night®: Go There; Orion® StarShoot™ Photo Contest Results; Constellation in Focus: Aquarius

September 2007

Finding and Observing Uranus; Orion® VersaGo Mount; Aurigid Meteor Shower Peaks September 1; Constellation in Focus: Capricornus

August 2007

Eclipse at Dawn; Star Charts for Planning Observations; August Meteor Shower Will Be 'A Great Show'; Constellation in Focus: Lyra

July 2007

A very different Jupiter; Celestron NexStar 6E review; Close encounter of a planetary kind, Orion photo contest; Constellation in Focus: Scorpius

June 2007

Sensational Summer Sights!; Appointment with Venus; Shooting the Moon; Imaginova® (Orion®) Interviewed at the NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF); Constellation in Focus: Coma Berenices

May 2007

Starry Night Widget version 1.1.0: Faster and Better than Ever; New Starry Night K-12 Curriculum Versions Now Available; May 19 is International Sidewalk Astronomy Night; Viewing Vesta the Asteroid; Finding Osiris, an exoplanet with an atmosphere that contains water; Constellation in Focus: Leo

April 2007

Starry Night in the News: Popular Science Editor Praises Starry Night; Starry Night Widget Hits Top 5 of Apple's Dashboard Downloads; Starry Night Middle School and High School SMART Board?? interactive whiteboard Ready; Visit us at Booth #490 at NSTA - St. Louis; The Lion of Spring; Messier Marathon (Part 2 of 2): What Really Happened?; Constellation in Focus: Crater.

March 2007

Messier Marathon (Part 1 of 2): Walk, Don't Run!; Ambush an Asteroid; Starry Night on the Road: Celebration of Teaching and Learning, March 23-24, New York City and National Science Teachers Association Conference, March 29-31, St. Louis, MO; To Pluto, by Jove!; Invitation to Participate in National Astronomy Education Survey; Constellation in Focus: Orion

February 2007

Breaking News: Sky and Telescope Review of Starry Night Bluestar Telescope Adapter, Capturing the Lord of the Rings: Tips on Imaging Saturn, How Far are the Constellations?, Two Eyes are Better than One, FREE Starry Night 6.0.4 Update, Amazing Images: Comet McNaught, Constellation in Focus: Canis Major

January 2007

Happy Perihelion, Cold Weather Observing, Starry Night Middle School Adopted in Arkansas, FREE Starry Night 6.0.3 Update, Constellation in Focus: Perseus


December 2006

'Tis the Season to be Jolly. Why? - The Winter Solstice, Stocking Stuffers, Buying a Telescope?, Try a Pair of Binoculars, Starry Night Digital Download New Version 6, Constellation in Focus: Cetus

November 2006

Robbinsdale Area Schools Purchase District License of Starry Night Middle School, Become A Starry Night Affiliate!, FREE Nov. 8 Mercury Transit Viewer's Guide, Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Expected Nov. 18, Review of OrionR StarBlast™ 4.5 EQ Reflector and OrionR Expanse™ Eyepieces, Starry NightR 6.0.1 Update Now Available, Starry NightR On The Road: Fall Shows, Constellations in Focus: Pegasus

October 2006

Brighter Space Station Might Rival Venus in Night Sky,Alas, Poor Pluto!, Blame Me For The Weather, Telescope Myths, Review of OrionR StarShoot™ Solar System Color Imaging Camera, Starry NightR On The Road: Fall Shows, Constellations in Focus: Aries, Triangulum, Andromeda

September 2006

Geoff Gaherty's Top 4 Favorite Features of New Starry Night Version 6, Other New Features of Starry Night Version 6, Constellation in Focus: Cygnus

August 2006

Catching 2004 XP14, From the Small Screen to the Big Dome, Spitz Digital Institute, Starfest - August 24-27, Now is the Time to See Neptune, Constellation in Focus: Sagittarius

July 2006

Observing the Red Spots on Jupiter, Orion's 100mm ED versus Tele Vue's 85mm, Astronomy Day Contest Winner,Research Confirms Starry NightR is Highly Effective Science Instructional Tool, Observing Alert - July 3, Asteroid 2004 XP14 passes within 430,000 KM (268,000 miles) of the Earth, Bluestar Video Tutorial, Constellation in Focus: Hercules,

June 2006

Starry Night on the Road (NSTA and NEAF), Attention New Mexico Teachers: Starry Night Middle School and High School Adopted, Star Hopping Primer, Old Scope: New Tricks, Constellation in Focus: Virgo

May 2006

Hot off the Press - Not 'Geeks' but 'Intellectually Curious', Astronomy Day: May 6 Contest, Total Solar Eclipse Report from Libya, Starry Night Education Awards, How to View Comet

73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 in Starry Night, Constellation in Focus: Canes Venatici

April 2006

Starry Night Workshops at NSTA Anaheim (April 6-8), Astronomy Day: May 6, Smart Star-Art Activity for Young Astronomers, Constellation in Focus: Hydra

FREE Download: Welcome Guide to Astronomy PDF

March 2006

Special Solar Eclipse Edition Hot off the Press - Sky & Telescope Magazine, April 2006 Review of Starry Night(r) Pro Plus, And the Sun has Perished out of Heaven: Eclipse Lore and Legend, Darkness at Noon: The Solar Eclipse March 29, 2006, Adventures of an Eclipse Chaser, Guide to new features and fixes in version 5.8.2, Starry Night(r) BlueStar: A Wireless Wonder!, New Comet - POJMANSKI (C/2006 A1), Constellation in Focus: Cancer

February 2006

Gung Hay Fat Choy: The Story of the Chinese New Year, The Riddle of Mercury, Move beyond “Cyclops Viewing” with the Orion Binocular Viewer, Saturn visits the Beehive while the Moon visits the Pleiades, Constellation in Focus: Auriga

January 2006

Saturn through the Ages, Easy Telescope Targets, The Lure of Variable Stars, Recent Praise for Starry Night Pro Plus, Constellation in Focus: Taurus


December 2005

Stocking Stuffers, NEW BlueStar Adapter, Constellation in Focus: Cassiopeia, Amazing Images Contest Winner

October-November 2005

NEW Starry Night 5.7 Update, Starhopping 101, Constellation in Focus: Aquarius, Amazing Images Contest

September 2005

Mars Special Edition Now is the time to observe Mars, A Webcam Primer: Secrets of AstroPhotography, Constellation in Focus: Capricornus, Amazing Images Contest

August 2005

First Steps in the Deep Sky, Old World/New Worlds, Sneak Peak & On the Road, Constellation in Focus: Sagittarius

July 2005

Target: The Three Realms, Comet Contributions, Product Praise and Announcements, Constellation in Focus: Scorpius

June 2005

Target: Comet 9P/Tempel 1, Locating Comet Tempel 1 in Starry Night, Constellation in Focus: Coma Berenices

May 2005

Target: Middle School, Constellation in Focus: Virgo

April 2005

Target: Starry Night Pro Plus, Constellation in Focus: Leo, MacWorld Giveaway Winners, Free Starry Night 5.0.5 Update

March 2005

Target: AllSky, Constellation in Focus: Big Dipper and Canes Venatici

February 2005

Target: Sky Surfing, Constellation in Focus: Canis Major

January 2005

Target: Exploring Orion, Constellation in Focus: Orion, Saturn: Lord of the Rings


December 2004

Target: Star of Bethlehem, Constellation in Focus: Perseus, Christmas in the Heavens, Comet Machholz