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Wonders of the Night Sky

Learn tips to find constellations, planets and more in the night sky. Penn State Professor of Astronomy Chris Palma explains how to choose the right telescope and how to improve your stargazing success. For beginner and veteran astronomers alike.

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Annular Solar Eclipse

On October 14, there will be an annular solar eclipse observable mainly in the western United States, but it will also be partially observable in Pennsylvania.

10/10/23 | 2m 24s

 

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Telescopes for Beginners

Penn State Professor of Astronomy Chris Palma explains the different types (and costs) of telescopes and what you can do to improve your stargazing.

11/10/22 | 3m 22s

 

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Seeing Jupiter and Saturn in October

Jupiter and Saturn can be seen without a telescope through October. Learn more from Chris Palma, Penn State Professor of Astronomy.

10/14/22 | 1m 55s

 

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The Comet Neowise

Look in the right place over the next few weeks and you may be able to see the comet Neowise with the naked eye. Happy stargazing!

7/31/20 | 2m 22s

 

 

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