Observing

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…

3 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…

3 years ago

A Partial Solar Eclipse Down Under

Eclipse season in nigh... though most of us won't notice. The second eclipse season for 2018 commences with the arrival…

4 years ago

A Spectacular Grazing Occultation for Aldebaran at Dawn

An unusual celestial spectacle unfolds for observers around the Great Lakes region next Tuesday at dawn. The Moon has been…

4 years ago

Planetpalooza: All Bright Planets Visible in the July Dusk Sky

Missed the planets in the dusk sky in early 2018? This summer's astronomical blockbuster sees the return of all the…

4 years ago

Astro Challenge: Spotting 4 Vesta at its Best for Decades

Up for a challenge? Planetary action is certainly heating up this summer: Jupiter passed opposition last month, Saturn does so…

4 years ago

Planets on Parade: Saturn at Opposition 2018

We're in the midst of a parade of planets crossing the evening sky. Jupiter reached opposition on May 9th, and…

4 years ago

Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?

Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be what's…

4 years ago

Recovered Asteroid 2010 WC9 Set to Buzz the Earth Tomorrow

Incoming: The Earth-Moon system has company tonight. The Asteroid: Near Earth Asteroid 2010 WC9 is back. Discovered by the Catalina…

4 years ago

By Jove: Jupiter at Opposition for 2018

It's a question I've fielded lots this weekend leading up to last night's April Pink Full Moon, and one I…

4 years ago