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8:09 am on Saturday August 11, 2012

'Best meteor shower of the year' happening this weekend

Flickr user ashley.adcox On the nights of August 11 through 13, 2012, the heavenly display will be best viewed after 10 p.m. and won't really kick into high gear until the pre-dawn hours.  The Perseids meteor shower is thanks to the 130-year orbit...
5:01 am on Thursday March 29, 2012

Skywatcher alert: NASA rocket 'cloud tracers' may be visible in Grand Strand (Update: pics)

NASA/Wallops a Flickr slideshow of the NASA's Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) Update March 29, 2012: NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets early Tuesday, March 27th from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as...
9:03 am on Monday March 19, 2012

Venus and Jupiter grace the Grand Strand sky

photo by flickr user gnuru It will be a night-sky watcher's dream.  Venus and Jupiter will be brilliant and appear closer together than they will again for the next several years. For about four hours after sunset, the planets will appear in the...