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A Star Gazing How-To From Arizona's Astronomers

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A Star Gazing How-To From Arizona's Astronomers

A Star Gazing How-To From Arizona's Astronomers

A Star Gazing How-To From Arizona's Astronomers

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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.

Guests:

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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