Observing

Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best

Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches…

2 years ago

Comet 46P Wirtanen Rounds Out 2018

One. More. Comet. Though the next great 'Comet of the Century' has yet to make its appearance in 2018, we've…

2 years ago

How Mission Delays Hurt Young Astronomers

Back in Ye Olden Times, the job of astronomer was a pretty exclusive club. Either you needed to be so…

2 years ago

2018 Prospects for Obscure Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

Ready for one more? While all eyes are still following Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner as it glides through northern hemisphere skies,…

2 years ago

Heralding the 2018 Harvest Moon

Following the Moon lately? The up and coming Full Moon is the most famous of them all, as we approach…

2 years ago

Exploring the Ice Giants: Neptune and Uranus at Opposition for 2018

Have you seen all of the planets for yourself? This week is a good time to check off the most…

2 years ago

Catch Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner at Its Best

A periodic comet may put on a fine show for northern hemisphere viewers over the next few months. Comet 21/P…

2 years ago

A Partial Solar Eclipse and the Perseids Round Out August

How about that Total Lunar Eclipse this past July 13th? It has been a busy year for astronomy for sure,…

2 years ago

Catch Comet C/2017 S3 PanSTARRS in Outburst

Comets are one of those great question marks in observational astronomy. Though we can plot their orbits thanks to Newton…

2 years ago

Mars Meets the MiniMoon During the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century

One of the top astronomy events of 2018 occurs on the evening of Friday, July 27th, when the Moon enters…

2 years ago