Post by: David Dickinson
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.
7 Apr , 2016 by David Dickinson
The Moon occults the bright star Aldebaran on the evening of April 10th for North America, and, for a lucky few a few days earlier, asteroid 4 Vesta as well.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 3,144 other subscribers