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Popular Astronomy Magazine - November-December 2014
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014  

What's that bright star?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014  

Gorgeous Geminids light up the sky

Thu, 27 Nov 2014  

Science gets STEAM-Y

Tue, 18 Nov 2014  

Seen the Andromeda Galaxy?

Sun, 16 Nov 2014  

It's Leonid time

Mon, 10 Nov 2014  

Can you see the comet?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014  

Catch quicksilver Mercury

Tue, 21 Oct 2014  

Huge sunspot visible (plus meteors and even an aurora!)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014  

An old friend is returning

Thu, 09 Oct 2014  

See the Space Station in your skies

Tue, 07 Oct 2014  

Prof.Barrie Jones (1941–2014)

Fri, 26 Sep 2014  

A safe way to "see" Venus

Mon, 22 Sep 2014  

The Comet and the Coathanger

Mon, 22 Sep 2014  

Top astrophotographers announced

Tue, 09 Sep 2014  

A good time to start stargazing

Fri, 05 Sep 2014  

Asteroid flyby – no need to duck

Wed, 03 Sep 2014  

Comet Jacques overhead

Tue, 19 Aug 2014  

More planets line up!

Mon, 18 Aug 2014  

Photos of the planetary line-up

Sat, 16 Aug 2014  

Brightest planets in close conjunction