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FNS Photo by Bob King With temperatures rising and clouds clearing, the stargazing season is nearly set in the night sky. Experts provide tips for beginning stargazers.

Look to the skies: With calm nights on horizon, experts provide tips for beginner stargazers

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As temperatures heat up and clouds subside, the season for stargazing — one of the oldest nighttime diversions — is here. Stargazing can connect amateurs to the universe on a deeper level, putting life on this “pale blue dot,” which astronomer Carl Sagan has dubbed Earth, into perspective.

But, the hobby comes with a learning curve. For instance, what’s the difference between Pisces and the Big Dipper? How do you determine which way is north and south?

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