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In October, take a peek at Uranus and two eclipses

Greetings, stargazers.

Ancient astronomers knew of five “wanderers” in the sky. These five planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – are all very bright, and, obviously, they move with respect to the “fixed” background stars.

Then in 1781, William Herschel discovered every...

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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