A Star Gazing How-To From Arizona's Astronomers

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Eagle Nebula

A photograph of the Eagle Nebula taken by astronomer Adam Block at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter hide caption

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Arizona's wide expanses and dark skies make it a perfect place for amateur star-gazing. The state is also home to some sophisticated observatories and high-end telescopes.

The region's top star gazers weigh in on how to get the best view of the night sky.


Adam Block, an astronomer at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter at the University of Arizona.

Douglas Isbell, associate director of Public Affairs & Educational Outreach for the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, co-chair of the US Program Committee for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 at the Kitt Peak National Observatory

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