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Andrew Fazekas

www.TheNightSkyGuy.com

Andrew Fazekas, aka The Night Sky Guy, is a science writer, broadcaster, and lecturer who loves to share his passion for the wonders of the universe through all media. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic News and is the national cosmic correspondent for Canada’s Weather Network TV channel, space columnist for CBC Radio network, and a consultant for the Canadian Space Agency. As a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Andrew has been observing the heavens from Montreal for over a quarter century and has never met a clear night sky he didn’t like.

45th Anniversary of First Men on the Moon: Spot Apollo Landing Sites

This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.

See Mars Map Landmarks for Yourself

A new Mars map makes a visual trip to the red planet possible for stargazers.

Watch Stunning 3-D View of Doomed Stars’ Last Gasp

NASA astronomers reveal a three-dimensional view of a storied stellar explosion.

4 Sky Events This Week: Ice Giants and Deep Sky Jewels

The moon dances with the outer planets this week for sky-gazers.

Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars Spotted

Astronomers have spotted the most distant stars still inside the Milky Way Galaxy.

4 Sky Events This Week: Ringed Jewel and Cat’s Eye Sparkle

A Cat’s Eye stares back at skywatchers in this week’s star gazing showcase.

Watch Historic Meeting of Two Monster Asteroids in the Sky This Weekend

Ceres and Vesta—two of the biggest and brightest asteroids in the solar system—offer sky-watchers a record-breaking rendezvous as a treat over the holiday weekend. Not since their discovery more than 200 years ago has anyone observed these two giants of the main asteroid belt pair up so closely in the heavens. Since spring, keen-eyed sky-watchers…

Cosmic Cannibalism Reveals How Galaxies Grow

Viewable by amateur astronomers, the Umbrella Galaxy is dining on a smaller companion.

Watch Red Fireworks at the Edge of Space

Sky watchers should keep their eyes peeled for “sprites” atop thunderstorms this summer.

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Meets Mars While Puny Pluto Pleases

Celestial delights abound across the solar system in coming days, both for novice stargazers and for seasoned astronomers. Venus and Aldebaran. Look toward the eastern sky at dawn on July 1 for a challenging celestial conjunction of two bright objects hidden in the glare of dawn. The stellar rendezvous should be visible to the naked…

Soccer Mania Stretches From Brazil to Mercury?

Worldwide celebration of the “beautiful game” may have spilled across the solar system to Mercury, according to NASA. The space agency’s MESSENGER spacecraft has spotted what appears to be a giant soccer ball on the scorched surface of the planet closest to the sun. While it may have the familiar pattern of a football, it…

5 Sky Events This Week: Goddess of Love and the Milky Way Rises

A truly eye-catching pairing of our moon and a neighboring diamond-like world sparkles in the sky this week, while the Milky Way and shooting stars hit prime time. Moon and Venus. Early morning risers in the Americas on Tuesday, June 24, will get a chance to see the crescent moon pair up with brilliant Venus.…

Waves Discovered on Saturn’s Moon Titan?

Surf’s up on one of Saturn’s moons, report astronomers.

Top Night Sky Photo Winners for 2014

Award winning astronomy photos sparkled this week.

Giant Blast Marks Milestone for Future Monster Telescope

A giant telescope kicks off construction with a mountaintop blast today.