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June is for Jupiter

Entry Date: Jun 4, 2018

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Recently there’s been a drought of naked-eye planets to observe. Although amateur astronomers had been able to sneak a few peeks of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars between midnight and dawn during spring, inclement weather once again limited their observat... more
Weekly Happenings - May 19th

Entry Date: May 20, 2018

Published Under: 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-pro... more
Weekly Happenings - May 5th

Entry Date: May 5, 2018

Published Under: 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-pro... more
Astronomical Potpourri for May

Entry Date: May 1, 2018

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

I never tire of observing “burning rocks” falling from the sky. While these remnants of comets or pieces of asteroids really do not burn as such, they do disintegrate due to friction as they slam into Earth’s dense atmosphere at supersonic speeds... more