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Sky Tonight—April 26, Star-hop from Leo to the Coma

Sky Tonight—April 26, Star-hop from Leo to the Coma star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Our diagram shows the constellation Leo the Lion for about 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight. At this time, the Lion will be due south and at his highest point in the sky. Two distinctive star patterns make the Lion easy to identify. Leo’s brightest star – the sparkling blue-white gem Regulus – dots a backward question mark of stars known as The Sickle. If you see a Lion in this pattern of stars, the Sickle outlines ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 25, Orion descends in the west

Sky Tonight—April 25, Orion descends in the west each evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The famous constellation Orion will soon disappear for another season. At this time of year, Orion is descending in the southwest to west in the hours after sunset. This constellation is noticeable for its bright stars and its distinctive pattern on the sky’s dome. Look for three stars in a short, straight row. Also look for Betelgeuse and Rigel, Orion’s brightest stars. If you did not come to know it this ... Full Story

Eagles/Rush: Turner Conference Finals Schedule Set

WINDSOR, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles announced this evening the complete schedule for their Turner Conference Finals playoff series against the Rapid City Rush. The rival teams -- each of whom finished the regular season with identical records -- will square-off in a best-of-seven series to earn the Turner Conference crown and a spot in the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Finals. The complete series schedule (including times) is listed below. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 26 at 10 ... Full Story

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