October 22, 2019

Review: Two Essential Transit of Venus Books!

This week, we’re going to break from convention and we’re giving you an early review and a shoutout of two fine and indispensible resources for the upcoming transit of Venus on June 5th-6th. This is the last such transit of our sister world for this century, and over the years we’ve reviewed two fine books on this unique event: The Transits of Venus by William Sheehan & John Westfall and The Day the World Discovered the Sun by Mark Anderson. [Read more...]

The Top Astronomy Events For 2012.

Comet Lovejoy from the ISS! (Credit: NASA).

It’s here, the most vaunted astronomical post of the year; what’s happening in the sky in 2012! Just think; while your well-meaning but astronomically oblivious friends/co-workers/relatives fear the coming Mayan prophecy, YOU can be hip and “in the know” on upcoming astronomical events in 2012! (Hint; the end of the world is NOT one of them!) [Read more...]