April 19, 2022

Celebrate and Explore the Dark Sky!

It's International Dark Sky Week, so dim your outside lights and come see the stars with us.

April 12, 2022

Easter by the Computus

How Easter has been determined for 1500 years.

March 29, 2022

Changing of the Guard

Winter's stars are on the wane, while those of spring take over.

March 22, 2022

Springtime Sky Sights, Near and Far

From nearby planets to distant galaxies, this is the season for "going deep".

March 15, 2022

Spring Has (almost) Sprung!

The nights are getting shorter, but signe of the season are in the stars.

March 8, 2022

Springing Forward (And Why We Do It)

It's the law...

March 1, 2022

Coming In Like a Lion

An old expression explored.

Feb. 22, 2022

The Never Ending Celestial Chase

Two star patterns that will never meet, and how they got that way.

Feb. 15, 2022

Tales of the Hunter and the Bear

The Big Dipper standing on its "handle", imaged 2019 February 16 from Mollusk, Virginiawith a Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR.The Moon begins the week beaming down from her perch among the stars of Leo, the Lion.  She wanes from her full phase to Last Quarter, which occurs on the 23rd at 5:32 pm Eastern Standard Time.  As Luna’s phase wanes she dives

Feb. 8, 2022

The Moon and Stars for Valentine's Day

Share your views of the Moon and winter's stars with someone.

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