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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Up Here, in the Stars
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C.C. Petersen: astronomer, writer, former Sky&Tel; ed. I work in the stars/Live on Earth.

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Okay, so I told you about the Hyades the other day. Now, here's a chance to check out the Pleiades -- the seven sisters star cluster not far away in the sky. They are famous throughout the world and one of my favorite clusters:
You know how to find Orion, right? Well, do you know about the dog nipping at his heels? That would be Canis Major: easily found and home of the brightest star in our night-time sky: Sirius.
Happy Birthday Beethoven! Everybody play your favorite piece by Ludwig vB today! Me - I think it'll be some Ninth Symphony action. What about you?
Some of my favorite possessions are astronomy books. People ask me all the time which ones I'd recommend. Here's a handy list for all ages:
A telescope under the tree can be a great idea for your loved ones (or you), but make sure you know what you're getting so it doesn't end up in a closet.
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