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  • Occultation of the Star Regulus

    March 16, 2014; 7:00 AM ET

    Across the northeastern United States, a neat natural phenomena called an occultation will occur in a few days.

  • Occultation of the Star Regulus

    March 5, 2014; 6:25 AM ET

    Across the northeastern United States, a neat natural phenomena called an occultation will occur later this month.

  • Frontier Field Day

    January 13, 2014; 11:06 AM ET

    Recently, NASA has begun a new experiment known as “Frontier Fields,” in which they use three space telescopes--the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra--to observe six large galaxy clusters over the next three years.

  • The Beauty and the Burst

    December 8, 2013; 9:00 AM ET

    Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic and luminous explosions in the known universe. They typically occur when a dying, rapidly-rotating star collapses and becomes a black hole. During this collapse, a narrow beam of intense radiation is released at near the speed of light.

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Astronomy Blog
The AccuWeather.com astronomy blog, by Mark Paquette, discusses stargazing and astronomy issues and how the weather will interact with current astronomy events.