Anyone who looks up on a clear night will see stars upon stars. It can be very overwhelming! Which ones are worth looking at? Which ones are planets? And how can you find objects like star clusters and galaxies? The best place to start your stellar-seeking quest is with the constellations. Constellations are patterns of […]Read more "Autumn Constellations, part 1"
Different times of year present opportunities to view different objects in the night sky. The fall/winter night sky offers a good opportunity to view open star clusters. Open star clusters are easy targets for beginners or casual viewers, since there are several that can be seen with the naked eye. Most can be seen with […]Read more "Star Clusters of Autumn"
As we near the end of summer, there is still a great opportunity to view some very neat objects in the night sky. The Summer Triangle contains a small variety of celestial objects for your viewing pleasure. If you head outside around 9pm and look overhead, you can see it. The Triangle is formed by […]Read more "Sights of the Summer Triangle"
Fall is rapidly approaching! The days become noticably shorter, the air becomes far less humid, and avid skywatchers notice that different constellations are appearing in the sky. As the Earth moves around the sun, the spring and summer constellations are becoming hidden by the daylight. A new batch of stellar objects are becoming visible, and […]Read more "Fall For The Stars!"
Our night sky is full of beautiful and wonderous objects. Our closest celestial neighbors, the planets, are no exception. Planets present beauty and wonder all their own, and are accessible to skywatchers of all skill levels. Some are easy to find, others can be tricky. Some have moons in orbit, others don’t. Most can be seen […]Read more "Planets: The Wanderers Of The Night"