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  • Counting stars in the battle against light pollution

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  • February Stargazing Sky Guide

    February Stargazing Guide Welcome to our monthly stargazing newsletter!  If you want to find out more about

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  • 101 things – The Night Sky

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  • Endurance by Scott Kelly – A Review

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