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Starry Nights of February

Entry Date: Feb 13, 2017

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Winter can be a challenge to amateur astronomers in southern New England. The weather can be very snowy, or the temperatures can be so low that even I need some special incentive to venture outdoors to observe. However, if Mother Nature can provide us ... more
Jupiter Returns for 2017

Entry Date: Feb 1, 2017

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Have you noticed the two bright stars that have been rising around midnight for the past month? If you’ve been watching, you have certainly observed that the top star has been changing its position relative to the bottom star. That’s because the to... more
Astronomical Highlights of 2017

Entry Date: Jan 4, 2017

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Ever since I became interested in astronomy in the early 1970s I was aware of a total solar eclipse that would cross the United States diagonally from Oregon to South Carolina. Well, as of January 1 that spectacular event will be a mere 233 days away o... more
A Comet for the New Year

Entry Date: Dec 30, 2016

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Have you heard the recent buzz about the “New Year’s Eve Comet” in the media? Maybe a friend or family member told you about a blazing bright comet that will light up the sky beside the Moon on New Year’s Eve? Well the comet is Comet 45P/Honda-... more