Arcturus

The Constellation Boötes

In the northern skies, flanked by the Big Dipper, lies the Bootes constellation, one of the traditional constellations listed by…

4 years ago

Messier 5 (M5) – The NGC 5904 Globular Cluster

In the late 18th century, Charles Messier was busy hunting for comets in the night sky, and noticed several “nebulous”…

5 years ago

What is the Brightest Star in the Sky, Past and Future?

What is the brightest star in the sky today, and what was it in the past? What will be the…

6 years ago

The Curious and Confounding Story Of How Arcturus Electrified Chicago

Every star has a story but some are more curious than others. The star Arcturus has an electrifying story with…

8 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: April 23-29, 2012

[/caption] Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! What a great week to just enjoy some great unaided eye astronomy observations. Who can resist…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: April 9-15, 2012

[/caption]Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! It's shaping up to be a great week to enjoy astronomy. For both hemispheres, the Virginid Meteor…

9 years ago