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Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

Moon Passes Mars, Regulus and Saturn May 19-22; High-Resolution Images, HD Animation Available from StarDate Media

Moon Passes Mars, Regulus and Saturn May 19-22; High-Resolution Images, HD Animation Available from StarDate Media

The bright star Regulus joins the Moon and the planet Mars to form a beautiful lineup high in the southern sky at nightfall May 19-22, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. High-resolution images and high-definition video of these changing sky scenes are available online at StarDate’s Media Center.

Mars Brightest for Year, Pairs up with Full Moon Jan. 29

Mars Brightest for Year, Pairs up with Full Moon Jan. 29

One of the skywatching highlights of the year takes place on the night of January 29, as the full Moon and the planet Mars march high across the sky, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday, Aug. 12; Images and HD Video Available from StarDate Media

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday, Aug. 12; Images and HD Video Available from StarDate Media

It’s time once again for nature to put on its late-summer fireworks show: the Perseid meteor shower. This year’s best viewing will be before dawn on Aug. 12, with a second chance after sunset that night, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.