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“Optical Astronomy”

Dec 7, 2015 01:50 PM ET // Mark Thompson
To make the amateur astronomer in your family happy this Christmas, check out my top astronomy gadget picks that would make for perfect stocking fillers.
May 5, 2015 08:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
Dec 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona is online and giving the world a brand new look into the furthest-most reaches of our universe.
Dec 9, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just in time for the festive period, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a dazzling image of a globular star cluster filled with stellar glitter.
Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 12:57 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Construction of what is billed to be the most advanced and optically powerful telescope on the planet got off to a rough start this week by protesters objecting to the observatory’s location at the summit of Mauna Kea, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight, the state of Hawaii is facing the first hurricane to make landfall on its islands since 1950. But Hurricane Iselle is only the first of a two that is cause for concern — Hurricane Julio following only a few … Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Groundbreakings are usually sedate affairs -- not so when it comes to laying the foundation for the biggest optical/infrared telescope in the world. Continue reading →
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