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4/27/20 - International Space Station
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Backyard Astronomer

During the few hours after sunset or before sunrise, literally dozens of satellites will look like slowly moving dots across the sky, especially if the skies are dark.

Backyard Astronomer

8/3/20 - Jupiter & Saturn at Their Prime

Jupiter and Saturn both recently made close approaches to Earth, which makes them prime for observing.

Environment Report

7/31/20 - Seeds from China; Electronics Recycling

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents not to open or plant unsolicited seeds from China.

Backyard Astronomer

7/27/20 - A Good Week for Lunar Observing

We begin the week of July 27 with the moon at First Quarter, which looks half illuminated in the south after sunset. That sets the stage for an excellent week of lunar observing.