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.
While you were outside watching for Perseid meteors last week, did you notice the sky full of planets?
The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up this week and is expected to peak just before dawn on Friday morning.
The distinctive V-shaped group of stars that forms the face of this summertime bull bears a striking resemblance to the more familiar face of our wintertime bull, Taurus.
The use of the phrase “dog days” can be traced back over 2,000 years to the early Greek civilization.
This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.