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Three great places for summer stargazing

Death Valley, California is the number one place in the US to stargaze. Containing some of the darkest skies in the US, it is recommended to visit during the new moon as it will be darkest. (National Park Service)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

June 10, 2018

Stargazing is a popular summer pastime, and depending on your travel budget, you can see some breathtaking views. These are among some of the best places in Pennsylvania, best places in the country, and best places in the world for stargazing.     Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania L...

NASA Accepting Applications for Future Astronauts

In this photo provided by NASA and posted on Twitter on October  26, 2015, astronaut, Scott Kelly, tries on his spacesuit inside the U.S. Quest airlock of the International Space Station. NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday, December 14, 2015. It's accepting applications through February 18, 2016 (NASA via AP).

April 1, 2016

By: Brenna Holycross That childhood dream of becoming an astronaut might be able to come true. Nasa was accepting applications for future astronauts on December 14, 2015 through mid-February 2016. They expect to announce the candidates selected mid-2017. According to NASA, more than 18,300 peopl...

Astronomers Announce Discovery of 9th Planet


The imagined view from Planet Nine back toward the sun. Astronomers think the huge, distant planet is likely gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

February 19, 2016

By: Brenna Holycross One new planet was found, and it proves you don’t have to see to believe. On January 20th, 2016, astronomer Mike Brown announced that there appears to be a ninth planet in our solar system. This ninth planet that he found is expected to be ten-times more massive than Earth,...

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