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Halley’s Comet is Back! At Least its Remnants Are.

Meteor seen from the site of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile.

Halley's Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks separated from its tail hundreds of years ago generate two annual meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in April/May and the Orionids […] Read More

First International Dark Sky Park In Ireland Receives Accreditation

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The International Dark-Sky Association has granted Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park status to Ballycroy National Park & Wild Nephin Wilderness – to be jointly recognized as Mayo International Dark Sky Park. County Mayo, situated in […] Read More

Flagstaff Area National Monuments Named International Dark Sky Park

Flagstaff Area National Monuments Named International Dark Sky Park Image

The National Park Service (NPS) and International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce Flagstaff Area National Monuments – Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki - have been designated as an International Dark Sky […] Read More

Halley’s Comet is Back! At Least its Remnants Are.

Meteor seen from the site of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile.

Halley's Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks separated from its tail hundreds of years ago generate two annual meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in April/May and the Orionids […] Read More

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