Constellation

Book Review: The Seventh Landing — Going Back to the Moon, This Time to Stay

Can you remember back to your first love? The one that left you in tears, wondering what ever caused such…

9 years ago

How Low Can You Go? Take the Great Square Challenge

Cast your gaze up, up, up on the next dark, moonless night and stare into the Great Square of Pegasus.…

10 years ago

Sail Past Orion to the Outer Limits of the Milky Way

Several nights ago the chill of interstellar space refrigerated the countryside as temperatures fell well below zero. That didn't discourage…

10 years ago

Here’s Your Sign: Are You an Ophiuchian?

It happens to all lovers of astronomy sooner or later. I once had a friend who was excited about an…

10 years ago

How to See 209P/LINEAR, the Comet Brewing Up Saturday’s Surprise Meteor Shower

As we anxiously await the arrival of a potentially rich new meteor shower this weekend, its parent comet, 209P/LINEAR, draws…

10 years ago

Star Trail Photo Hints at Hidden Polestars

A week ago I made a 45-minute time exposure of the southern sky featuring the planet Mars. As the Earth…

10 years ago

Asteroid 2013 UQ4 Suddenly Becomes a Dark Comet with a Bright Future

On October 23, 2013, ¬†astronomers with the¬†Catalina Sky Survey picked up a very faint asteroid with an unusual orbit more…

10 years ago

The Big Dipper Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

[/caption] All right, it may look just like any other picture you've ever seen of the Big Dipper. Maybe even…

12 years ago

China Unveils High Resolution Global Moon Map

[/caption] Chinese scientists have assembled the highest resolution map ever created of the entire Moon and unveiled a series of…

12 years ago

Night Sky Guide: January 2012

[/caption] January brings us striking views of the night skies! You'll be able to see well known constellations during the…

13 years ago