Open Star Clusters

A fellow stargazer once mentioned in a meeting of our local astronomy club that she avoided observing open star clusters because they were just, well – stars. But that is exactly why I enjoy them and why, as a nighttime guide at the Kitt Peak Visitor Center, I like showing

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I Didn’t Always Like the Moon

I used to find the Moon just plain irritating. You might think that’s a little odd once you learn that I’m a public observing guide at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It was odd, but fortunately, I’ve come around. I now heartily appreciate the Moon. If you’d like to know how

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