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Return of the Dippers Feb. 23, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 26-March 4, 2017 It's amazing how stargazing often takes me back to my childhood, ... Read More

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 19-25, 2017 Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from r... Read More

Crescent Venus at Dusk Feb. 09, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 12-18, 2017 It was during the early years of the 17th century that the Italian ast... Read More

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Feb. 02, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 5-11, 2017 If you're looking for a celestial challenge this week, you're in luck. ... Read More

Mira, the Wonderful Jan. 26, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2017 There will soon be an extra star in our nighttime sky. It's hard to be... Read More

A Binocular Treat Jan. 19, 2017

Stargazers

Week of January 22-28, 2017 If you're like me, you've been marveling at the brilliant star now appe... Read More

A Stunning Celestial Sparkler Jan. 12, 2017

Stargazers

Week of January 15-21, 2017 Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow an... Read More

Well, That's a Star of a Different Color! Jan. 05, 2017

Stargazers

Week of Jan. 8-14, 2017 I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've ... Read More

How Bright Are the Stars? Dec. 22, 2016

Stargazers

Week of December 25-31, 2016 Talk to any astronomer and you're likely to hear the word "magnitude."... Read More

A Change of Seasons Dec. 15, 2016

Stargazers

Week of December 18-24, 2016 Nights are growing longer. Snow is blanketing much of the land. And fu... Read More

Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors Dec. 08, 2016

Stargazers

Week of December 11-17, 2016 It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much o... Read More

As the World Turns Nov. 17, 2016

Stargazers

Week of November 20-26, 2016 We've all had those days when nothing seems to move. No matter where w... Read More

Here Comes the Super Moon! Nov. 10, 2016

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 13-19, 2016 Imagine that you stopped at your favorite Italian restaurant and ordered a... Read More

Count the Stars Nov. 03, 2016

Stargazers

Week of November 6-12, 2016 How many stars are there in the universe? No one knows, of course, but D... Read More

A Truly All-Star Baseball Game Oct. 20, 2016

Stargazers

Week of October 23-29, 2016 I remember being a kid and sitting in the front room of my house next to... Read More

See the Dwarf Planet Ceres Oct. 13, 2016

Stargazers

Week of October 16-22, 2016 It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mat... Read More

Finding Uranus after Dark Oct. 06, 2016

Stargazers

Week of October 9-15, 2016 If there's one thing I've learned during my decades of living on this pla... Read More

Venus and the Moon Return Sep. 29, 2016

Stargazers

Week of October 2-8, 2016 If you haven't yet checked out Venus glistening low in the southwestern sk... Read More

Finding Aquatic Constellations Sep. 22, 2016

Stargazers

Week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016 After the flooding that some of our nation experienced this summer, I ... Read More

Finding Neptune After Dark Aug. 25, 2016

Stargazers

Week of August 28-September 3, 2016 Remember a few years back when Pluto was deemed to no longer be ... Read More