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Mountain Skies: Planets Disappear One By One This Fall


September 3, 2018

The Stars

The summertime Milky Way is now high overhead just at sunset. While this beautiful veil in the sky may have been obvious to the casual observer in years gone by, nowadays it takes some planning and effort to enjoy it. However, all one really needs is a dark night with a clear view of the sky; some of the overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the campus at PARI provide gorgeous views not only of the mountains during the day, but also the stars at night. Start by looking a little to the west of due south and you will find our old friends Scorpius and Sagittarius. The center of...

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