Backyard Astronomy September 4-10 2016

As always, backyard astronomy is convenient but getting out to a darker sky away from buildings, trees and light pollution greatly improves your chances for enjoying the night sky. That having been said, let's take a look at this weeks night sky. Tonight, Sunday, September 4. Facing West - Southwest about 30 minutes after Sunset, … Continue reading Backyard Astronomy September 4-10 2016

See 5 bright Planets this July

You can see five bright planets this July. Three of them, Jupiter Mars and Saturn are the easy ones but you'll have to work a little harder for Mercury and Venus. Jupiter is the brightest this month and is easily visible in the western sky until late evening. Mars is the bright red object toward … Continue reading See 5 bright Planets this July

What’s up for May 2016

Mercury transits the sun and Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years. Learn what to see in the sky this month. What's up for May 2016. This video is provided by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

What’s Up for April 2016

Learn what to see in the sky this month. What's up for April 2016. This video is provided by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/af0zVX8nIBc