The Mars Hoax

This one never seems to die. The message claims that on August 27th Mars will approach Earth and swell to the size of a full Moon. “NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN,” It apparently started as an innocent email back in August 2003 when the elliptical orbit of Mars brought it closer …

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August Skies

Hi everyone. This is the first in what I hope will be a monthly posting on the night sky for residents and friends of Balsam Mountain Preserve. Each month I will provide general guidance on things you can see with your naked eyes or binoculars. We are blessed with fairly dark skies in our mountain …

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