Winter is an excellent time to begin learning the constellations. The winter sky contains more bright stars and constellations than any other season of the year.
One of the best manual meteor showers of the year will light up Colorado skies early next week. It’s called the Quadrantid meteor shower, and it could bring dozens of “falling stars” per hour at its peak.
On Christmas Eve, dazzling Venus will appear only 2 degrees from the star Gamma Capricorni, also known by the lovely name Nashira, which means “bringing good tidings.” What
The best annual meteor shower of the year is in progress this week and rising toward a spectacular peak before dawn Wednesday. It’s the Geminid meteor shower and, under ideal dark sky conditions, it can bring as many as 120 shooting stars per hour to our sky.
Six months later, during the late fall, we can gaze out of the bottom of the Milky Way to see what lies beneath our galaxy.
Orion is one of only two constellations visible from Colorado that contain two first magnitude stars.
Nestled between the constellations of Andromeda, Perseus and Pisces is a curious little trio of stellar triangles, visible on crisp November evenings. Each triangle has an interesting history all its own.
Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus, the Sea Monster.
Once a year, the monthly full moon nearly coincides with the moon’s monthly perigee, producing what has become known as a "super moon."
With the moon out of the way this week, it’s a great time to step outside after nightfall and look for the large but faint constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
The star that marks the eye of Medusa is a most remarkable star named Algol, which means the “Demon Star.”
The autumn sky is dominated by several giant constellations that eat up a lot of territory, but tucked in between these sky-hogs are a few tiny constellations that are a snap to locate precisely because they are so compact.
Uranus. There, I said it. Well, giggles or not, I am writing today to inform you that now is the prime time to see Uranus up in the sky.
Uranus. There, I said it. The very thought of having to utter the name of the seventh planet in public is enough to strike fear in the heart of even a veteran reporter.
Shining brightly in the southern sky, as darkness falls, is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).