Dean Regas
Outreach Astronomer, Cincinnati Observatory
Co-host of PBS' Star Gazers
Cincinnati, Ohio

May. 23, 2014

New Meteor Shower May Offer Skygazers a Treat...Or Not

Late Friday night, Earth will sail through debris left by the comet 209P/LINEAR. Scientists are calling the shower the Camelopardalids.

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Aug. 09, 2013

Comet Dust Brings a Spectacular Sky Show

The annual Perseid meteor shower, produced by remnants of the Swift-Tuttle comet, is back.

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May. 18, 2012

Planning for a Solar Sky Show

Want to see a ring of fire? We’ll tell you how to see Sunday’s solar eclipse.

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