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Northern Sky

East Bay Moon Crescent/Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-weekly on the Monday North Shore Morning program through "Northern Sky," where she shares what's happening with stars, planets and more.

 


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Northern Sky: A Cosmic Smirk, Demon Star & More

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this segment, she talks about "a cosmic smirk" that will be visible this month, the story of Algol (known as the "demon star") and more!

Read this month's Starwatch column by Deane.

Photo courtesy of Mark Kilner via Flickr.


 
 

Northern Sky: Full Moons & Mars

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this segment, she explains how November will be a month with a lot of moonlight, with a great chance to see Jupiter and Mars passing by Regulus.

To read Deane's latest Minnesota Starwatch column, click here.

Photo courtesy of David Biesack via Flickr.


 
 

Northern Sky: Opposition, Piscis Austrinus, & the Story of Mira

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky. In this edition of Moments in Time, Deane talks about Jupiter in opposition, Piscis Austrinus and Mira, as well as the origin of Halloween.

To read Deane's October column, click here.

Photo courtesy of Eduardo Marino via Flickr.

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Northern Sky: Jupiter & Discoveries in the Summer Star Triangle

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Deane [DEAN] Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this feature, she shares what there is to see in the night sky each month. In this edition of Northern Sky, she explains how Jupiter and Mars are easy to spot this month, and the importance of a recent discovery in the summer star triangle.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Crowe via Flickr.

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Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column. In this feature, Mars takes centerstage, and Deane explains the fall equinox and a recent study that has shed light on the origins of full moon legends.

To read her September column, click here.

Photo courtesy of horstm42 via Flickr.

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Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Asterisms & More

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column. In this feature, she explains the difference between asterisms and constellations, fills us in on what you can see planet- and star-wise in the sky this month, and gives the low down on the harvest moon.

To read her September column, click here.

Photo courtesy of jpstanley via Flickr.

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