Stargazers from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:51:19 -0700 Stargazers from Creators Syndicate e47e7202db3f602c7872c5e83a8d21a0 A Quarter Century of Stargazing for 08/17/2017 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>STARGAZERS<p>Updated: Thu Aug 17, 2017</p> d293b713610b2bb92ec4d6819d66e43f Photographing the Solar Eclipse for 08/10/2017 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Week of August 13-19, 2017 <p>Updated: Thu Aug 10, 2017</p> 19ca45ac1bb92a65949e0061e3bf18f0 Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse for 08/03/2017 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Week of August 6-12, 2017 <p>Updated: Thu Aug 03, 2017</p> ffd94495d5f8f5472613395ee18c5c86 Totality! for 07/27/2017 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of July 30-August 5, 2017 </p> <p>I often ask those in my audiences whether they've ever experienced a total solar eclipse. Some say yes, some say no. And some reply with "I think I did once." <p>Updated: Thu Jul 27, 2017</p> 282130f6eb585e7196b1e4d75463b4da The Great American Total Solar Eclipse for 07/20/2017 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Thu Jul 20, 2017</p> eeab767dbd28104dfd80f45465a3586b Capture the Cosmos! for 07/14/2017 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of July 16-22, 2017</p> <p>If you can see it, you can photograph it. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 14, 2017</p> 9c912510de029780c111547ff41c409a In Search of Messier's Goldmine for 07/06/2017 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of July 9-15, 2017</p> <p>Back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries &#8212; long before anyone had any real idea of all that lay out there among the stars &#8212; a French astronomer spent his nights scouring the sky for his prey. <p>Updated: Thu Jul 06, 2017</p> f3e42b44e2b453e0e19319bb1d5f47e3 My Favorite Star of Summer for 06/29/2017 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of July 2-8, 2017 </p> <p>"If you've seen one star, you've seen 'em all." That's a phrase I've heard many times over my long astronomy career. <p>Updated: Thu Jun 29, 2017</p> 2dba710cd25fd4def7a457feb398b49b Earth's Elliptical Orbit for 06/22/2017 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of June 25-July 1, 2017 </p> <p>Summer is only a couple days old, and already we're baking. <p>Updated: Thu Jun 22, 2017</p> 4696dd2b027b08589d6c8e7c63965f2a Get Ready: Summer is Coming! for 06/15/2017 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of June 18-24, 2017 </p> <p>Hard to believe it's mid-June once again. That, of course, means a change of seasons is about to arrive in just a few days. <p>Updated: Thu Jun 15, 2017</p> 406d4c53608352ab96fe9757fcaeede5 Saturn: Lord of the Rings for 06/08/2017 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of June 11-17, 2017 </p> <p>If I were to ask which you think is our solar system's most beautiful planet, how would you respond? <p>Updated: Thu Jun 08, 2017</p> 05c423dd9414fc98f5a102c4e01f4c95 Check out This Week's Mini-Moon! for 06/01/2017 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of June 4-10, 2017 </p> <p>At least once a year we hear about the supermoon, when the full moon appears largest in our sky. <p>Updated: Thu Jun 01, 2017</p> 9194d43ca1c1fdb006f12c37967590b8 Seeing the Inner Planets at Dawn for 05/25/2017 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of May 28-June 3, 2017 </p> <p>It's always fun to ask stargazers why they believe that if Mercury is the planet closest to the sun, it's not the hottest of our solar system. That honor belongs to Venus, which is nearly twice as far from the searing heat of our star. <p>Updated: Thu May 25, 2017</p> 2b0d817ab1e45c7becf5eb892a10889f Making Friends With Vega for 05/18/2017 Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Week of May 21-27, 2017 </p> <p>Of all the books I've read during my 43-year astronomy career, my favorite isn't even an astronomy book; it's actually the inspirational and romantic autobiography of the late amateur astronomer and comet discoverer extraordinaire Leslie Peltier. </p> <p>In his marvelous 1985 book "Starlight Nights," Peltier writes ever so eloquently of his passion for stargazing and how one springtime long ago as a wide-eyed child, he read and learned about his very first star.<p>Updated: Mon May 22, 2017</p> 9f0dfc4ab617d8ff3b702e38b1a2b77a A Celestial Menagerie for 05/11/2017 Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of May 14-20, 2017 </p> <p>Look back into history and you'll find that just about every indigenous culture on Earth developed its own unique set of constellations, and many were passed down to later generations. Modern Western stargazers inherited those created primarily by the ancient Greeks and early European explorers and astronomers. <p>Updated: Thu May 11, 2017</p> e3a3b30be06a71ee8f3f6eddfc967c1e Our Two-Faced Moon for 05/04/2017 Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of May 7-13, 2017 </p> <p>May has arrived, and with it comes some beautiful evening weather to help us enjoy our night sky. This week, the full moon occurs on Wed., May 10, and, as the full moon always does, it will rise above the eastern horizon as the sun sets behind the western horizon. <p>Updated: Thu May 04, 2017</p> c4ff8ea709b4243f42e675504fd14645 Message to the Stars for 04/27/2017 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of April 30-May 6, 2017 </p> <p>On Nov. 16, 1974, astronomers sent skyward a cryptic three-minute radio signal from the newly dedicated radio telescope with a 1,000-foot diameter in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It carried into the heavens the story of our world, our species and our understanding of the cosmos. <p>Updated: Thu Apr 27, 2017</p> f241dbbbee0f05a86ba3dd1dae8de8e6 Mooning Around With Jupiter for 04/20/2017 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of April 23-29, 2017 </p> <p>It was little over four centuries ago that the great Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei first aimed his telescope skyward. It's amazing how many people believe that it was he who invented the telescope, but this was most likely an invention from Holland; in fact, the Dutch were using the device as a military tool decades before Galileo built his own. <p>Updated: Thu Apr 20, 2017</p> bcca6fd1479b24781796909ef7c4f6e6 Enjoying the Lyrids Meteor Shower for 04/13/2017 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of April 16-22, 2017 </p> <p>With springtime well underway, stargazers are beginning to retreat from the blinding lights of large cities to enjoy the sky in its true splendor. And what a great time to begin searching for falling or shooting stars, which are known to astronomers as meteors. <p>Updated: Thu Apr 13, 2017</p> 69c84a72e1b1a07afb9b7e6c3900129d Time Travel Among the Stars for 04/06/2017 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Week of April 9-15, 2017 </p> <p>It's been said that most of what we know about the universe comes to us in the form of light. But what is light? <p>Updated: Thu Apr 06, 2017</p>