From the October 2008 issue

Phil Harrington’s binocular universe: It’s a Wonderful Star

December 2008:The variable star Mira shines brightest in early December.
By | Published: October 27, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
With the holiday season here, we often look forward to repeating many annual traditions associated with this time of year. One tradition many enjoy is watching the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

We might use a slight variation on that title to highlight a celestial event occurring this month, as well: It’s a Wonderful Star.