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Solar System Show at Dawn Feb. 13, 2020


Week of Feb. 16-22, 2020 For this week's sky show, I'm afraid you'll have to set your alarm and get ... Read More

Mars and Its Rival Jan. 16, 2020


Week of Jan. 19-25, 2020 If you're like most folks, you don't like to rise before the sun to head ou... Read More

Planetary Dance at Dusk Nov. 21, 2019


Week of Nov. 24-30, 2019 You may have noticed two bright "stars" shining in the southwestern sky at ... Read More

Find the Seventh Planet Oct. 17, 2019


Week of Oct. 20-26, 2019 Last week, we checked out the brightest object in the nighttime sky —... Read More

Catching the Elusive Planet Mercury Jun. 20, 2019


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

My Longtime Celestial Friend May. 30, 2019


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

Seeing Halley's Comet (Well, Sort of) Apr. 25, 2019


Week of April 28-May 4, 2019 Do you remember seeing Halley's Comet — the most famous of all ce... Read More

Our Dusty Solar System Mar. 21, 2019


Week of March 24-30, 2019 One of my least favorite household chores is dusting. Here in the desert,... Read More

At the Edge of Space, Photos of a Snowman Jan. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

Let's pause from the chaos of the U.S. federal government — with its breakdowns and shutdowns ... Read More

A Binocular Treat Jan. 19, 2017


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

Finding Neptune After Dark Aug. 25, 2016


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

A Solar System Show at Dusk Jul. 28, 2016


Week of July 21-August 6, 2016 It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening ... Read More

Seeing Our Dusty Solar System Feb. 25, 2016


Week of Feb. 28 — March 5, 2016 Stargazers who spend time in dark, rural locations are fortun... Read More

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