Skywatching

A Fine Southern Apparition for Comet T4 Lemmon

The time to catch Comet T4 Lemmon is now, before it vanishes for another 36,000 years.

10 months ago

Ancient Coin Discovery With An Astronomical Mystery

What does the Roman coin found recently off the shores of Israel depict?

2 years ago

How Could we Light our Cities and Still See the Night Sky?

The night sky is a part of humanity's natural heritage. Gazing up at the heavens is a unifying act, performed…

3 years ago

Astronomy Jargon 101: Astronomical Unit

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! It's easy to measure your interest…

3 years ago

Astronomy Jargon 101: Parallax

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You probably don't know how close…

3 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,…

6 years ago

The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama

There's nothing an astronomer - whether professional or amateur - loves more than a clear dark night sky away from…

6 years ago

Can Astronauts See Stars From the Space Station?

I've often been asked the question, "Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?" Astronaut Jack Fischer provides…

7 years ago

Superbowl Smackdown: Watch the Moon Occult Aldebaran on Sunday

Sure, this Superbowl Sunday brings with it the promise of sacks, fumbles and tackles... but have you ever seen the…

7 years ago

Celebrate the Power of Naked-Eye Observing With New Book

Check out my new book "Night Sky with the Naked Eye" that explores all the wonderful things you can see…

8 years ago