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Current Features

Dog Days

Dog Days

: By Francine Jackson
The Quest for Pluto

The Quest for Pluto

: By Jim Hendrickson
New Horizons is only a year away from it's fleeting visit with our favorite dwarf planet. Seeing it through the eyepiece of a telescope may be challenging, but capturing it on camera may be easier than you think.
M97: The Owl Nebula

M97: The Owl Nebula

: By Glenn Chaple
Like its neighbor M108, M97 was discovered by Messier’s contemporary Pierre Méchain in 1781. Described as one of the fainter of the Messier objects, M97 can nonetheless be glimpsed with small aperture scopes.
The Double Quasar & Gravitational Lensing

The Double Quasar & Gravitational Lensing

: By Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson shares his experience of observing a gravitationally lensed quasar 8.7 billion light years away from his Wishing Star Observatory in Barrington, RI.
University of Rhode Island Planetarium

University of Rhode Island Planetarium

: By Francine Jackson
Nestled quietly on the corner of Upper College Road and Engineering Row is a unique little building resembling a silo stepped on by the Jolly Green Giant. Many students who pass by this building have no idea they are looking at one of the most modern planetariums in the area. The University of Rhode Island Planetarium, a part of the campus for decades, has within its doors the ability to travel through the solar system, and beyond.