December 18, 2017

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...]

AstroEvent(s): Of Heliacal Risings and Slender Moons.

Can you see the ultra-thin crescent? (Photo by Author).

Dust off those Sothic cycle calendars again; the Dog Days of summer are upon us; yes, it’s time this first week of August to try that feat that the Ancient Egyptians depended on, with a sighting of the dawn heliacal rising of the bright star, Sirius. [Read more...]