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  1. The Perseid meteor shower is like no other. Every August it delivers up to 100 meteors an hour in pleasant weather conducive to getting outside and staying up late. What's more, most kids still aren't in school, making it possible for the entire family to enjoy the event.

    The post Perseids Peak August 11–12 — Get Ready for the Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Pluto might be a challenging target but it's well worth the effort. Grab your telescope and see if you can spot this distant, chilly world.

    The post Cool Off with Pluto This Summer appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Travel to the ends of the Earth to experience a special — but risky — total solar eclipse in Antarctica.

    The post 500 Days Until the Total Solar Eclipse Over Antarctica appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Comet NEOWISE has captivated skywatchers with its stunning tail. Now that it's moved into the evening sky and climbing higher each night even more people will get a chance to see it.

    The post Comet NEOWISE Dazzles at Dusk appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Skywatchers are treated to a naked-eye comet as NEOWISE emerges into the the dawn sky.

    The post Comet NEOWISE Delights at Dawn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.