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Familiar Orion offers much to contemplate

Greetings, stargazers.

Perhaps the most recognizable constellation in the winter sky is Orion. Many people unfamiliar with the night sky can at least recognize the three stars of Orion’s belt. That is the asterism confused with the cat’s collar in “Men in Black.”

From east to west (left to right when...

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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