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Observing the Moon and Planets

Articles to help you explore our solar system.

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A Guide to Observing Jupiter

The giant planet is a telescope-user’s delight with interesting cloud belts, spots, and other fascinating features. Read more ›

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The Lunar Name Game

Who was Clavius, and why is one of the biggest craters on the Moon named after him? Read more ›

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Amazing Mars Video

The red planet at opposition as you’ve never seen it before. Read more ›

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A Guide to Observing Mars

Here’s how you can see the red planet at its very best.
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Mercury’s Day in the Sun

The speedy little planet crossed the solar disc for the first time since 2006. Read more ›

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Seven Wonders of the Lunar World

Here’s a selection of fascinating sights to tempt you into the moonlight. Read more ›

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Enjoy Five-Planet Mornings

The morning sky is a planet observer’s paradise. Read more ›

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Exploring Galileo’s Moon

Use your telescope to follow in the great astronomer’s footsteps. Read more ›

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Exploring the Full Moon

There’s plenty to see even when the lunar disc is fully lit. Read more ›

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Exploding Lunar Lunacy

It’s all the Moon’s fault — or is it? Read more ›

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10 Fun Facts About the Moon

Here are some factoids you can use at your next Moon-observing party. Read more ›

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How the Moon Became Blue

A decades old mistake became a colourful phrase. Read more ›

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