Astronomical Society has great view of space

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In the clear night over central Indiana, the bright form of Jupiter blazes over the eastern horizon.

Mars, at its closest approach to the Earth, will soon be fully illuminated by the sun. Constellations such as Ursa Minor — “the Little Bear” — and Hercules can be seen with the naked eye.

But hidden in the night sky are also swirling galaxies, milky clusters of stars and colorful nebulas, visible only with the power of a telescope.

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