Author Archives: Alan MacRobert

About Alan MacRobert

Sky & Telescope senior editor Alan MacRobert has been covering all aspects of astronomy since 1982.

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Crescent Moon To Cover Aldebaran

On Sunday afternoon, April 10th, you'll see the waxing crescent Moon hanging high in a sunny blue sky if the weather is as good as we hope it'll be. Look with a telescope from nearly anywhere in North America, and you can find something else too. Somewhere in the Moon's vicinity will be 1st-magnitude Aldebaran:…

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 25 – April 2

Friday, March 25 • By 11 p.m. now, the bowl of the Big Dipper stands upside down high in the north-northeast, straight over the bowl of the dim Little Dipper as if dumping water into it. In the fall, they do the reverse. Saturday, March 26 • The huge, bright Winter Hexagon is still in…