Trying to find deep space objects in the night sky can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look. In order to make it easier to find these pieces of stellar eye candy, we look for the landmarks of the sky, called constellations. These easily recognizable patterns of stars in the sky help […]Read more "Queen of Star Clusters"
Looking at stellar objects doesn’t always require a telescope. In a few cases, it requires no optical aid whatsoever! Finding those dim, pesky constellations on a clear dark night, gazing at the planets, or even seeing the Milky Way can be satisfying. However, there may come a time when you desire to see more of […]Read more "Astronomy With Binoculars"
If you have ever read an article about space or astronomy, there is a good chance you’ve come across things labeled or called a “Messier” object. Messier objects are objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in the late 1700’s. Messier liked to search for comets, and found objects in the night that could […]Read more "Must-See Messier Objects"
When you look up at the stars at night, there are many things to gaze at. There is the Moon, countless stars, and 7 planets that orbit our Sun. Although the planets are quite far away by comparison, there are times when they appear quite close to one another in the sky. This phenomenon is […]Read more "Conjunction Junction (of the Planetary Function)"