December 18, 2017

Astro-Event(s): Scoping out the Outer Solar System Action.

All Hail the Harvest Moon!

(Photo by Author).

It’s great to have bright planets lined up in the dusk sky. With the start of school star party season, it gives us diligent ‘scope operators something bright to aim at, even from the most light-polluted of school basketball courts. [Read more...]

Your Chance to see the “Moons”(?) of Venus!

Two degree FOV on January 13th… north is up.

(Created by the Author in Starry Night).

The planet Venus is going through some pretty fancy sky maneuvering this year. Starting off low to the south in dusk skies, it is about to shoot dramatically to high northerly declinations later this spring, and then dip down to a climatic transit of the Sun on June 5th-6th this summer. [Read more...]