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The Great Summer Triangle Jul. 18, 2019

Stargazers

Week of July 21-27, 2019 Now that we in the Northern Hemisphere are firmly rooted in summertime, we ... Read More

Man on the Moon Jul. 11, 2019

Stargazers

Week of July 14-20, 2019 It occurred 50 years ago this week. Nearly everyone alive at the time remem... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings Jul. 04, 2019

Stargazers

Week of July 7-13, 2019 It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, so if I were t... Read More

Earth at Aphelion Jun. 27, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 30-July 6, 2019 While you're enjoying the pool and soaking up some rays this summer, tr... Read More

Catching the Elusive Planet Mercury Jun. 20, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 23-29, 2019 Mercury is one of those planets we rarely see. Unlike Venus, which can domi... Read More

Spring Turns to Summer Jun. 13, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 16-22, 2019 A change of seasons is coming in just a few days. Officially, the summer s... Read More

By Jove, Jupiter Is Back! Jun. 06, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 9-15, 2019 I've missed Jupiter. That may seem like a corny thing to say, but when one e... Read More

My Longtime Celestial Friend May. 30, 2019

Stargazers

Week of June 2-8, 2019 Summer is on its way to Earth's Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes a chan... Read More

See the Dwarf Planet Ceres May. 23, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 26-June 1, 2019 It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mat... Read More

Mercury's Inescapable Destiny May. 17, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The ancient Chinese divination text suggests that wisdom comes through interaction and communication... Read More

Make Friends with Vega May. 16, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 19-25, 2019 Over my 40-year-plus career, I've read a lot of astronomy books. You may be ... Read More

Our Changing Big Dipper May. 09, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 12-18, 2019 Like you, I've lived and worked on this planet for many years and, in that t... Read More

La Superba After Dark May. 02, 2019

Stargazers

Week of May 5-11, 2019 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glori... Read More

Venus and Mars Strive Mar. 21, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Considering the position of Venus and Mars, attempting to make others feel accepted is noble work. T... Read More

Finding Mercury at Dawn Aug. 16, 2018

Stargazers

Week of Aug. 19-25, 2018 For the past month or so, four of the five naked-eye planets have been beau... Read More

A Beautiful Sight at Dusk Jun. 07, 2018

Stargazers

Week of June 10-16, 2018 Have you been watching the remarkable jewel sparkling in the western sky af... Read More

The Return of Jupiter May. 03, 2018

Stargazers

Week of May 6-12, 2018 An exciting spring and summer of stargazing — or should I say planet ga... Read More

Power and the Planets Jan. 23, 2018

Horoscopes by Holiday

The distribution of power is often much trickier and more nuanced than appearances suggest. Power ri... Read More

Finding the Elusive Planet Mercury Nov. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of November 19-25, 2017 It was back in the year 1530 that the science of astronomy was turned ... Read More

Finding the Sixth Planet Oct. 12, 2017

Stargazers

Week of October 15-21, 2017 From the beginning of time till the year 1781, only five planets were k... Read More