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Dan Caton at the DSO 32-inch telescope

Basic Information

Dates of phases of the moon

Telescope recommendations

Up in the Air is a column written by Dr. Dan Caton, and published monthly, on the third Monday, in the SciTech section of the Charlotte Observer (and the Raleigh News and Observer), and gives information on interesting phenomena seen in the sky.

This web site is in support of that column, and will provide additional links and information about the topic discussed this month.

Further information on this month's column as published online 7/26-27 and in print 7/28:\

(This was to appear a week earlier (3rd Monday), but a miscommunication caused a delay.)

The appearance of the term "supermoon" is seen in a Google Trend search here.

The "big pizza pie" line appears in the song That's Amore' found here.

I have provided below a map of the July sky for about 10:30 pm.

You may email the author at catondb@appstate.edu

August 2014 sky