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Catch a Rare Three-Planet Conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn All Weekend

After spending the week glued to the TV and our devices, we could all use a break from screens. Fortunately the night sky has a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment lined up for us, in the form of a rare three-planet conjunction featuring Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The last time this particular combination…Read more… Continue […]

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Catch the Peak of a Meteor Shower Featuring Fireballs With Colorful Trails

With many in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations and fireworks displays either scaled back or canceled altogether this week, fans of flashy events taking place in the night sky may have been disappointed. But all is not lost. In fact, nature has its own lights display for us to enjoy as we ease into 2021. It […]

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Celebrate the Demise of 2020 With These Virtual New Year’s Eve Events

Pandemic or not, people have mixed feelings about celebrating New Year’s Eve. It’s one of those nights when there’s so much pressure to have fun, do something memorable, and “set the tone” for the rest of the year (whatever that means), but sometimes—like right now—a certain year coming to a close is reason enough to…Read […]

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How to Watch ‘A Christmas Story’ for Free, Even Without Cable

For some, an annual viewing (or 12) of A Christmas Story is a holiday tradition. The classic movie provides viewers with a glimpse into what the holidays were like in the good ol’ days, when people understood the true meaning of Christmas: that children deserve to get the firearms they so desire. Just kidding—it’s…Read more… […]

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How to Watch the Empire State Building’s Holiday Light Show Live From Anywhere

The holiday season in New York City is something that people—many (or most) of whom don’t live here—seem to really love. It does make sense: the city’s usual glow is taken to the next level, thanks to holiday lights strung all over the place. Even our buildings dress up for the occasion, including the Empire […]

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Spot 2 or 3 Meteors Per Minute When the Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Keep your fingers crossed that there’ll be clear skies tonight, because the 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak. Known as the best and most visible meteor shower of the year, the Geminids started on December 4th and end on December 17th, but tonight, December 13th, will be the climax. Here’s how to watch…Read […]

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How to the Watch the Launch of the First NASA/SpaceX Commercial Mission

After decades of space travel—and a 24-hour delay—NASA is flying commercial. Later today, NASA is set to launch its first operational commercial crew mission with SpaceX, known as “Crew-1,” from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, traveling to the International Space Station. Here’s how to watch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot 5 Planets in the Night Sky This Month Without Binoculars

There comes a time in many elementary school students’ academic careers when they ask their parents to drive them to the local craft store and purchase several styrofoam spheres of varying sizes. The real magic begins back at home, where, thanks to some paint and other materials, the styrofoam balls are transformed…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Be Alarmed by Fireballs in the Sky This Week

Depending where you live, you may have seen the skies light up with fireworks over the weekend. But this week we’ll be treated to a different type of (non-political) light show: the Northern Taurid meteor shower. While it technically started in October, the shower will peak this week—specifically tomorrow and Thursday…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Watch the Final Biden/Trump Presidential Debate Before the 2020 Election

The first presidential debate, which took place in Cleveland on September 29, was…a lot. Even those going in with low expectations witnessed something that was likely worse than they thought it would (or could) be. After Donald Trump got (and improbably quickly recovered from) COVID-19, the second debate was…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch the First Presidential Debate Live

Tomorrow night, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will face off in Cleveland during the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season. Whether you’re watching purely for the spectacle or are somehow still unsure who will get your vote, the debate will likely make for an unusual 90 minutes of television at the very…Read more… […]

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How to Watch the Rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Other Festivities

After a four-month postponement because of COVID-19, the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend, on Saturday, September 5. Unlike other sporting events that last for hours, the actual derby itself—known as the “greatest two-minutes in sports”—is quite short. And while sure, watching…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Virtually Take Part in the March on Washington Today

Fifty-seven years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his enduring “I Have a Dream” speech, closing out the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This afternoon, another March on Washington will take place in the same spot—this time featuring members of some…Read more… […]

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How to Virtually Take Part in the March on Washington Today

Fifty-seven years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his enduring “I Have a Dream” speech, closing out the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This afternoon, another March on Washington will take place in the same spot—this time featuring members of some…Read more… […]

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