Post by: David Dickinson
Astronomy, Meteor Showers, Meteors, Observing
9 Aug , 2016 by David Dickinson
Out camping under the August sky? The coming week gives us a good reason to stay up late, as the Perseid meteor shower graces the summer sky. An ‘old faithful’ of annual meteor showers, the Perseids are always sure to produce. Here’s our complete guide to the 2016 Perseids.
Astronomy, Meteor Showers, Meteorites, Observing, Satellites, Skywatching
1 Aug , 2016 by David Dickinson
A guide to identifying strange lights in the sky.
Astronomy, Mercury, Observing, Skywatching
26 Jul , 2016 by David Dickinson
Catch a rare conjunction of Mercury with the Moon next week, and an occultation for a very privileged few.
19 Jul , 2016 by David Dickinson
Hosting an evening star party this summer? Then you’re in for a treat. Starting this week, all five naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) are visible in the evening sky at dusk for a bried few weeks.
Astronomy, Astrophotos, Skywatching
13 Jul , 2016 by David Dickinson
Looking for something new in the realm of astrophotography? We’ll show you how to take great Moon timelapses, using nothing more than a tripod mounted DSLR. Welcome to Moonstacking!
Astronomy, Juno Mission, Observatories, Skywatching
6 Jul , 2016 by David Dickinson
The Moon makes a close pass near Jupiter this weekend and occults it for observers in the southern Indian Ocean region.
4 Jul , 2016 by David Dickinson
Our guide to earth at aphelion for July 4th, 2016.
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.
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