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
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.
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.”
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.
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).
When I was a knee-high astronomer, one of our favorite constellations was a distinctive pattern of five bright stars that we called “The W.”
Just go outside around 9:30 p.m. and look straight up. There’s the Summer Triangle, right overhead.