The Carina Constellation

Located in the southern sky is the constellation Carina, which has several impressive stars and associated Deep Sky Objects.

6 years ago

The Big Dipper in the Year 92,000

Using a handy time machine, we zoom into the future to get a sneak peek at the sky to come.

7 years ago

Messier 6 – The Butterfly Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! We continue our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at Messier 6,…

7 years ago

The Aquarius Constellation

Aquarius ("The Water Carrier") stretches from the celestial equator to the southern hemisphere, and is one of the most-recognized of…

7 years ago

The Apus Constellation

Welcome back to Constellation Friday! Today, we will be dealing with the beautiful bird-of-paradise itself, the Apus constellation! The Southern…

7 years ago

The Andromeda Constellation

In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy) compiled a list of the then-known 48 constellations. His…

7 years ago

What Are The Constellations?

Humans have been looking up at the stars and finding patterns for millennia. Today, there are 88 recognized constellations, each…

7 years ago

Sweet Sights for November Nights

Clear night ahead? Let's see what's up. We'll start close to home with the Moon, zoom out to lonely Fomalhaut 25 light…

8 years ago

Seeing Starspots: The Curious Case of XX Trianguli

Ever wonder what happens on the surface of other stars? An amazing animation was released this week by astronomers at…

8 years ago

Mobile Launcher Upgraded to Launch NASA’s Mammoth ‘Journey to Mars’ Rocket

Looking up from beneath the enlarged exhaust hole of the Mobile Launcher to the 380 foot-tall tower astronauts will ascend…

8 years ago