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With telescope, mine the riches of constellation Lyra

Greetings, stargazers.

I hope you have been enjoying the dog days of summer. One reason these might be called the dog days is because Sirius, the dog star, is now roughly aligned with the sun. Since Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth, an old story said that its brightness contributed to the sun’s heat at this time of...


Charles Hakes is an assistant professor in the physics and engineering department at Fort Lewis College and is director of the Fort Lewis Observatory. He can be reached at hakes_c@fortlewis.edu

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