Dec. 15, 2020

When a Planet Meets a Planet Comin' Through the Sky

Jupiter and Saturn meet up in their closest visible conjunction since the year 1226!

Dec. 8, 2020

Catch a Falling Star, and Look For One That Winks At You

The annual Gemind meteor shower peaks Dec. 13-14, and the "Demon Star" fades.

Dec. 1, 2020

The Long and the Short of Winter's Nights

A look at the phenomena surrounding the winter solstice.

Nov. 24, 2020

Thankful for the Cornucopia

A bright star symbolizes our annual Thanksgiving tradition.

Nov. 17, 2020

Tales of Bears and Maidens

A look at the skylore of the Big Dipper and the Pleiades.

Nov. 10, 2020

How Many Stars Can You Fit Into a Square?

Counting stars for science, and how to find the most distant thing you can see with your unaided eyes.

Nov. 3, 2020

Jewel Boxes in the Sky

This week we highlight some of the star clusters that abound in Cassiopeia and Perseus.

Oct. 27, 2020

A Howlin' Halloween Hunter's (Blue?) Moon

October's second Full Moon falls on Halloween, a cross-quarter day. We set our clocks back to Standard Time on November 1.

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