01Aug2012

An Ideal Meteor Shower!

There are several annual major displays of “shooting stars” that skywatchers look forward to with eager anticipation, and we have previewed them in this column a number of times over the years.  Unfortuntely, at least one or more are typically spoiled by clouds, bright Moonlight flooding the sky, or peaking during daylight hours or on …

01Jul2012

So You Want to Become a Stargazer?

Amateur astronomy is one of fastest growing hobbies today, as more and more people attempt to escape the stress and problems of our troubled society by looking skyward.  It’s also one of the most exciting of all avocations, dealing as it does with the awesome wonders of the universe. And it’s one of the least …

23May2012

The Transit of Venus!

A very rare celestial spectacle will occur on the late afternoon of Tuesday, June 5th, when the planet Venus will transit the face of the Sun—an event that can be seen even with the (protected) unaided eye!   These transits happen in pairs separated by 8 years (the last one having been in 2004) and then …

01May2012

Annular Solar Eclipse

On the late afternoon of May 20th, most of the United States and Canada will have an opportunity to watch an eclipse of the Sun.  Nearly everywhere it will be a partial solar eclipse—but for those living in a narrow band across the southwestern part of this country, the event will be seen as an …

01Apr2012

Sky Talk April 2012: Venus Kisses Pleiades Star Cluster!

We just posted the April edition of Sky Talk: “Venus Kisses Pleiades Star Cluster!”. Sky Talk is our monthly star gazing column written by James Mullaney, former assistant editor at Sky & Telescope magazine and author of eight books on stargazing. Enjoy!

01Mar2012

Sky Talk March 2012: Night Sky’s Six Brightest Objects at Once!

We just posted the March edition of Sky Talk: “Night Sky’s Six Brightest Objects at Once!”. Sky Talk is our monthly star gazing column written by James Mullaney, former assistant editor at Sky & Telescope magazine and author of eight books on stargazing. Enjoy!

01Feb2012

Sky Talk February 2012: Crescent Moon Visits Venus & Jupiter

We just posted the February edition of Sky Talk: “Crescent Moon Visits Venus & Jupiter”. Sky Talk is our monthly star gazing column written by James Mullaney, former assistant editor at Sky & Telescope magazine and author of eight books on stargazing. Enjoy!

01Jan2012

Sky Talk January 2012: The Astronomy of 2012: Fact vs. Fiction

We just posted the January edition of Sky Talk: “The Astronomy of 2012: Fact vs. Fiction”. Sky Talk is our monthly star gazing column written by James Mullaney, former assistant editor at Sky & Telescope magazine and author of eight books on stargazing. Enjoy!

01Dec2011

Sky Talk December 2011: A Lunar Eclipse, Meteor Shower & Christmas Star!

We just posted the December Sky Talk on our blog: “A Lunar Eclipse, Meteor Shower & Christmas Star!”

29Nov2011

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