May 23, 2017

Astro-Vid of the Week: An Amazing Grazing Occultation

Going, going…

Credit Stellarium

What a difference a few 100 meters can make. On the night of March 5th, 2017, the waxing crescent Moon occulted the bright star Aldebaran. This event was well placed for North American viewers… heck, it even occurred over the weekend on a Saturday night, to boot. We even managed to dodge social obligations to briefly duck outside with our trusty 15x 45 image-stablized binoculars to watch Aldebaran wink out behind the dark limb of the Moon. [Read more...]

Astro-Event: An Early Morning Planetary Ballet.

The month of July features something worth waking up early for. Remember those great pairings of Venus and Jupiter in the evening skies earlier this year? Well, they’re about to be replicated, with a few other objects to boot in the early morning skies. [Read more...]