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  • 23 Apr 2019
    Todd Timberlake

    A Multitude of Months: the many cycles of the Moon

    For most of us, a month is a page on a calendar, a set of 30, 31, 28, or, in rare cases, 29 days. But for an astronomer a month is a period of time associated with a cycle of the moon. It turns out that the moon has many cycles, and thus there are […]

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  • 5 Sep 2017
    Image Courtesy NASA
    Bonnie J. Buratti

    The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) both place great emphasis on public engagement, giving back to the taxpayers who support space exploration. When NASA sent out a bulletin asking astronomers to speak to groups during the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, I signed up. […]

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  • 17 Oct 2014

    The New Moon

    Thank you to all of our readers who sent along their lunar photos as part of this summer's "Shoot the Moon" contest! Browse the beautiful submissions below, and don't miss our latest amateur astronomy title The New Moon.

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  • 10 Jul 2014

    Photography Contest: Shoot the Moon

    As you get excited about our forthcoming book The New Moon, take advantage of warm summer nights and bring your camera outside to photograph the Moon! You could win $125 worth of Cambridge astronomy books.

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  • 13 Nov 2009

    Water on the Moon!

    Remember NASA’s LCROSS probe that smacked into the lunar pole a little while back? Analysis of the dust kicked up showed “significant amounts” of water! Nice work, folks. The report >>

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