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Bakersfield College

William M Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College

Bakersfield Night Sky

The planetarium director, Nick Strobel, writes a column for the Bakersfield Californian that (usually) appears every first and third Sunday of the month about the night sky (used to be on Satudays prior to September 2018). The columns are also available below.

We are still working on getting our full column archive on our new website. Thank you for your patience!

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2021 Columns

The planetarium director, Nick Strobel, writes a column for the Bakersfield Californian that (usually) appears every first and third Sunday of the month about the night sky.