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The Astronomy Behind The Fabled Star Of Bethlehem

One of the most fabled stars in human history, the Star of Bethlehem, is also one of the biggest mysteries. ...

Wisconsin 101: Yerkes Telescope And The Birthplace Of Astrophysics

The 40-inch refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, contains the world’s largest refracting lenses. Built in 1895, the telescope ...

Transit of Venus

Next week, we’ll be able to see one of the rarest of astronomical phenomena a transit of Venus. It’s the ...