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MIDDLEBURY | Former Eagle photographer won numerous news awards. J. Kirk Edwards, formerly of Ferrisburgh, passed away earlier this month at his retirement residence in South Carolina. Read more

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When November rolls around, I like to buy my copy of the New Year’s Farmer’s Almanac at the local supermarket. Read more



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Area residents will get to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen on the night of Dec. 15, weather permitting. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY |  Middlebury College and seven other undergraduate institutions are now affiliated with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, or AURA... Read more

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J. Kirk Edwards

MIDDLEBURY | Retired Eagle news photographer J. Kirk Edwards took this stunning digital shot of the Jan. 31 partial umbral lunar eclipse using a 300mm telephoto lens. Read more

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Photo by Paul Walker

MIDDLEBURY | Vermont hadn’t seen a solar eclipse since the 1990s, so Aug. 21 was a memorable date even if the event as viewed from here didn’t reach totality. Read more

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The moon rose bright over Hogback Mountain in Bristol. Read more

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Now that the 2016 election is over, it’s time to realize that there are things bigger than nation states and the little affairs of humankind. Read more


CASTLETON — There are few scientific areas where amateurs still can make serious contributions. Read more

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Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium

MIDDLEBURY — Comet C/2013 X1—or simply Comet X1—will be visible in the Vermont sky this month for backyard observers with binoculars or small telescopes. The comet will not be visible with the naked eye. Read more

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Sky map courtesy of Earth & Sky

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont residents are in for a backyard treat this month: Three planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be seen in the night sky until a little after local midnight. Read more

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Photo of John Pratt by Lou Varricchio; Mercury transit image provided

MIDDLEBURY — Former high school math teacher turned amateur astronomer John Pratt of New Haven set up his Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on the sidewalk along Washington Street in Middlebury, May 9. Read more

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