Draconid meteor in 2011. Copyright: Frank Martin Ingilæ. Used with permission.

In the Sky

Legendary Draconid meteors peak after sunset October 8

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the Moon

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What's Up for October 2015

To celebrate the 100th episode of What's Up, here's our top ten favorite celestial targets you can view this month.

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    Choose your state, then city to see when the International Space Station can be seen crossing the sky.

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