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  • Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) may become a great comet

    Comet ATLAS C/2019 Y4 is now crossing the orbit of Mars and has recently brightened by many magnitudes. It may become a great comet.
  • Fast radio bursts continue to perplex astronomers

    One of the most amazing phenomenon in astronomy is the mysterious burst of energy known as fast radio burst.
  • Saturn, eye-catching rings stand out from the crowd during March

    Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, is a most amazing world, in great part because of its well-developed ring system.
  • March skies will be full of sights for Arizona star watchers

    With spring in the air, we get to experience some of the best skies of all 2020! The vernal equinox occurs March 19 at 8:49 p.m., in Arizona.
  • February is great month to view bright star Canopus

    Arizona observers have a chance to see one of the most amazing stars during the month of February - the second brightest star in the sky, Canopus.
  • Here’s another exciting update on super giant star Betelgeuse

    One story has so many people around the world interested -- what will happen next with the super giant star known as Betelgeuse?
  • There will be several super moons to see in 2020

    Dr. Sky lets us know when we can expect to see super moons in 2020.
  • An update on dimming supergiant star Betelgeuse

    The red supergiant star Betelgeuse has been in the news and continues to perplex the astronomical world with its rapid dimming.
  • February skies bring warmer observing weather

    February in Arizona brings us some warmer observing weather and some amazing sights to see!
  • Second planet discovered in Proxima Centauri star system

    The nearest star system to Earth, beyond the sun, is the interesting star system known as Proxima Centauri. The red dwarf star located on 4.244 light years away.