Post by: David Dickinson
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.
Astronomy, Mars, Observing, Skywatching
27 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
The time to observe Mars is now, as the Red Planet heads towards a favorable opposition in May 2016. Here’s our complete guide to all things Martian, including observing, imaging and more.
Astronomy, Moon, Observing, Skywatching
19 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
Why this week’s Full Moon is the smallest of 2016. It’s Mini-Moon season!
12 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
One of the best dusk apparitions of the planet Mercury occurs this weekend… this event also sets us up for a very special event next month: a transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Observing, Skywatching, sun
11 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
A massive sunspot emerged this past weekend, reversing the downward trend for solar cycle #24… for now.
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