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Popular Astronomy Magazine - March-April 2017
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A comet crosses the Plough


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Mon, 20 Mar 2017   - A comet crosses the Plough

Fri, 03 Mar 2017   - Watch Venus approach the Sun

Tue, 14 Feb 2017   - Mira the Wonder Star visible with the naked eye