Photo: The Messier 103 Open Star Cluster

Photo: The Messier 103 Open Star Cluster

From Gallery: Open Star Clusters

Messier 103, which is found in the constellation Cassiopeia, is a small open cluster. It is comprised of 172 confirmed stellar components and resides at a distance of 9,000 light years distant. The cluster's age is about 25 million years old. Most of the b...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:45:42 EST

Weekly Happenings - October 26, 2018

Weekly Happenings - October 26, 2018

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:19:00 EDT

Weekly Happenings - July 15, 2018

Weekly Happenings - July 15, 2018

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:06:12 EDT

The Perseids Are Ready to Rock

The Perseids Are Ready to Rock

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Remember that amazing meteor shower that happens in August? That is the Perseid Meteor Shower and it started on July 17th, making now the time to plan where you will be for the August 11-13th shower peak. Meteor activity will continue to increase as we clo...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 16:58:59 EDT

Weekly Happenings - July 21, 2018

Weekly Happenings - July 21, 2018

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-prowess...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:19:32 EDT

Viewing The International Space Station

Viewing The International Space Station

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Periodically throughout the year, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in the evening sky, offering up stunning opportunities to view bright nightly passes for a few weeks. The ISS orbits planet Earth once every 93 minutes at a 51.6° incl...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:15:58 EST