Hunting the elusive counter glow known as the gegenschein takes sharp eyes, dark skies, persistence and patience. This weekend provides an excellent chance to check this one off your astronomical life list, as the Moon heads toward New phase. Here are our tips on sighting the gegenschein, along with facts, history and more.
The movement of the Moon makes a fascinating study of celestial mechanics. Despite the light pollution it brings to the nighttime sky, we’re fortunate as a species to have a large solitary satellite to give us lessons in “Celestial Mechanics 101″ This weekend, we’ll get to follow that motion as the Moon crosses into the […]
[/caption] The history of astronomy is littered with astronomical objects in the solar system that have fallen to the wayside. These include fleeting sightings of Venusian moons, inter-mercurial planets, and even secondary moons of the Earth. While none of these observations ever amounted to true discoveries, this weekend gives observers and astrophotographers a unique chance […]