Hal Bidlack from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society alerts Southern Colorado listeners what to watch for in our night skies.
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  • Bruce Bookout steers this week’s episode of Looking Up and guides us to the constellation of Aquarius.
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  • This week on Looking Up Hal kneels at the throne of Cassiopeia in order to pay homage to the star Ruchbah. Today I’d like to tell you about an interesting star, high in the Colorado night sky right now, the star Ruchbah. Ruchbah is the 4th brightest star in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia.
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  • This week on Looking Up Hal goes to Plan B, which is always good to have if you’re heading into outer space. I don’t know about you, but I like to have backups for things in my life.
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  • This week on Looking Up we go on a planet hunt with Hal. How many of the 8 planets can you see? (sorry, Pluto fans, there are 8). I admit, it is a bit of a trick question.
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  • This week on Looking Up we are ‘shielded’ from ignorance about the constellation Scutum, thanks to Bruce Bookout. The night sky contains many odd objects besides the menagerie of strange creatures.  This time of year, in our southwestern sky, you will find a “shield” of stars. The shield is the constellation Scutum.
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  • Happy Autumnal Equinox from Looking Up! Today marks the September Equinox. Most folks have heard of the two equinox events we have every year, the beginning of spring, with the Spring Equinox in March, and the Fall Equinox that falls in September. And today’s the big day. So, what does that actually mean?
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  • On Looking Up this week we hear about a diamond encrusted dolphin visible in the late summer skies above Colorado. Quite often on these broadcasts, I talk about things that are really big. Heck, the universe is pretty large, so it makes sense that lots of big and cool things are out there.
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  • Tonight’s the night for a tiny dot of light to dance across the sky in full opposition of the sun, as we learn on Looking Up.
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