March 2, 2021

Counting Stars for Science!

Participate in the Globe at Night citizen-science program. It's easy!

Feb. 24, 2021

Reflections on "Perseverance"

A child of the "Space Age" looks at stepping off the Earth.

Feb. 16, 2021

Gazing Down on the Moon, Touching Down on Mars

You can virtually reach the Moon with a telescope, but this week we will virtually "touch" another world!

Feb. 9, 2021

A Binocular Tour of the Winter Sky

Some easy targets for binocular owners.

Feb. 2, 2021

"And the Seasons, They Go Round and Round"

Why there are six more weeks of winter...really!

Jan. 26, 2021

Shadowing the Groundhog

The origins of Groundhog Day.

Jan. 19, 2021

A Rainbow on the Moon?

Observing some of my favorite places on the Moon.

Jan. 12, 2021

Time to try out that new telescope!

Did you get a new telescope over the holidays? This is a good week to try it out.

Jan. 6, 2021

Happy New Year!

The Full Cold Moon (and Orion) rising, Ocean City, Maryland, 2020 December 29HDR image made with a Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR and EF-S 18-55mm zoom lens @ 18mm, f/8.The new year finds the Moon waning in the morning sky, coursing her way through the rising constellations of spring.  Last Quarter occurs on the 6th at 4:37 am Eastern Standard Time. 

Dec. 23, 2020

Our Annual Holiday "Sky", in Rhyme

We take a break for the winter holidays and pay homage (?) to the most famous poet of the season.

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