Post by: David Dickinson
Astronomy, Observing, Skywatching, Solar Astronomy
20 Jun , 2016 by David Dickinson
Today marks the June solstice, as the Sun passes highest in the sky for observers across the northern hemisphere. Here’s our post on ‘all things solstice,’ with facts, lore and more.
Astronomy, Observing, Pluto, Skywatching
14 Jun , 2016 by David Dickinson
The coming month is a great time to cross Pluto off of your observing life list, with our complete guide to Pluto at opposition for 2016.
Astronomy, Moon, Observing, Skywatching
6 Jun , 2016 by David Dickinson
This weekend offers backyard scope users a great chance to ferret out letters of the alphabet, etched across the lunar surface. Here’s our guide to lunar letters, both well known and obscure.
Astronomy, History, Observing, Skywatching
1 Jun , 2016 by David Dickinson
Watch that Moon this weekend, as it crosses the dawn sky, meets up with Mercury, and ushers in Ramadan 2016.
Astronomy, Observing, Saturn, Skywatching
26 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
Get ready. Saturn reaches opposition for 2016 at the start of June, making it the best time to track down the ringed planet.
Astronomy, History, Moon, Skywatching
16 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
Why this weekend’s Full Moon is considered ‘blue’… but not in the usual sense.
12 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
The Big Bear Solar Observatory Captures a high-res image of this week’s transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Mercury, Observing, Skywatching
9 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
Amazing reader images of today’s transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun from around the world.
Astronomy, Comets, Observing, Skywatching
3 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
Get set to observe binocular Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS this summer, as it moves from the dawn to the dusk sky. Here’s our handy guide, with key dates, predictions and more.
Astronomy, History, Observing
28 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
How astronomers found an potentially new and exciting exoplanetary system lurking on a glass plate stored away for nearly a century.
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