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Fun facts for star party standouts

Having go-to sky objects and fascinating anecdotes about them can help attract any astronomy newcomer.
RELATED TOPICS: STAR PARTY
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A year ago, I introduced a “Prime 9” list of the best objects to show at public star parties. The “Prime 9” idea was inspired by a show of the same name that airs on the MLB Network. Each episode features the nine greatest in a particular baseball category — pitchers, home runs, teams, etc. As stated at the end of each episode, Prime 9 is “guaranteed to start arguments, not end them.” While mine didn’t generate any serious arguments, a few readers proposed some tweaks.

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