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common name for any of several species of marine fishes of the family Uranoscopidae, found in southern waters, and having the mouth, nostrils, and eyes set high in the head. Stargazers lie buried in the sand, waiting for their prey of small crustaceans. Some species have electrical cells, developed from the optic nerve, capable of inflicting strong shocks, and all species have venomous spines. Another family, Dactyloscopidae, comprises the sand stargazers, which have eyes also set high in the head. They are found in the Atlantic Ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Stargazers of both families are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, families Uranoscopidae and Dactyloscopidae.
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"The other advice to give to people is that the best time to stargaze is around autumn and if you want to be able to see the Milky Way you'll want to look when the moon is not up, so look up new moon times," he said.
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The event on October 26 will give a rare chance to stargaze away from urban areas where light pollution skews the view of the stars and Mayor of North Warwickshire, Coun Dave Butcher, will be joining visitors and experts.
Visitors searching the www.visitnorthumberland.com website will be able to choose accommodation which caters specifically for people who want to stargaze as part of their holiday.
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So why do we stargaze, if not for the purpose of scientific investigation?
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