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Aurora could be visible from parts of W.Va. this weekend

The Northern Lights are a rare spectacle in West Virginia, though the may be seen intermittently to the northward from lofty vantages.
Though nothing is sure, there's a chance a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights could be visible in parts of West Virginia this weekend. The...

Three August events stargazers in W.Va. won't want to miss

The constellation Orion rises above the Ohio Valley in West Virginia.
The wonder of living in rural West Virginia will come to the fore this August where stargazing is concerned. Three exciting astronomical events are sure...

Observatory in remote West Virginia mountains to remain open

A student stands in the doorway of the control room for the 40-foot Telescope at the Green Bank Observatory.
The National Science Foundation has announced plans to leave open the remote Green Bank Observatory high in the Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia. Formerly...

Rural W.Va. ideal to see year's largest supermoon, Snow Moon

A snow moon rises along a country road in West Virginia. Photo courtesy Chuck Reed of Emerging Aire PhotoGrafix.
Rural West Virginia will be an ideal place from which to observe the largest super-moon of 2019 — the Snow Moon, which on Feb....

Wolf Moon once shone on wolf-haunted West Virginia hills

Wolf Moon over West Virginia
January's Wolf Moon recalls a time when wolves roamed the hills of West Virginia. Though the idea may seem as remote as the dark...


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