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Writer says ‘astronomy month’ is best enjoyed in rural areas

April is Global Astronomy Month, promoted by the international group Astronomers Without Borders. People in rural areas have an advantage in gazing at the heavens, in that stars and planets are easier to see in rural areas.

“All people share a common bond viewing what the sky offers,” John Goss writes in his monthly astronomy column for The Roanoke Times. “We all live on a very small world floating in a vast, largely unknown cosmos. Sometimes we think that with humanity’s many differences, people in different lands have little in common with one another. One commonality is that we all see the same sky.”

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