Hello ! This month I've got for you a slimmed-down night-sky newsletter with a little less for you to read, but still lots of interesting things to see and learn
Most especially, I've included a short deep-sky tour of sights you can see for yourself with a pair of binoculars or a small telescope. I hope to keep delivering these little tours - weather permitting - for the rest of the year.
Also this month - our annual 'Fundamentals of Stargazing' course will be offered, as it always is this time of year. I'll send out an announcement near the middle of the month. It's perfect for those looking for a 'crash course' in serious stargazing.
And now, here's what I've got for you in the Cosmic Pursuits newsletter for February 2022!
2. In this month's sky tour, let's grab some optics and tour a few of the finest deep-sky sights of the constellation Auriga along the northern Milky Way (and yes, southern-hemisphere stargazers can see these objects as well).
3. A thoughtful update on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and its incredible success in achieving its position, in full working condition, a million miles away. Why humanity did the right
thing with the JWST. Let the discoveries begin!
4. A new study shows how a chain of nearby supernovae about 14 million years ago led to the formation of all the brightest and newest stars withing 650 light years of our solar system.
Thanks for reading! Make sure to get out and see the stars if you can!
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