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Celebration of Space - April 3, 2020

Entry Date: Apr 3, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On April 3, 2020, the fantastic conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades that has been happening all week, will come to a climax, with Venus visibly joining the Pleiades. Though Venus and the Pleiades get into conjunction quite often, tonight will bring V... more
Surviving Social Distancing

Entry Date: Mar 20, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

We are currently living in the reality of social distancing with isolation measures designed to curb a new contagion that posses a risk to much of the population. This has made life a bit difficult with the anxiety levels of many rising to new heights.... more
Viewing The International Space Station

Entry Date: Mar 17, 2020

Published Under: 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° ... more
Celebration of Space - March 13, 2020

Entry Date: Mar 13, 2020

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Wednesday, March 18, 2020, fabulous conjunctions of Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and at times the Moon, commence. This isn’t the first conjunction this year involving these bright objects, though conjunctions will become much more frequent this... more