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The First Meteor Shower of 2020 Dec. 26, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 If you missed the spectacular Geminid meteor shower of mid-Dece... Read More

Moon and Venus at Dusk Dec. 19, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 22-28, 2019 If you haven't yet checked out Venus glistening low in the southwestern sky... Read More

The Winter Solstice Dec. 12, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 15-21, 2019 One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner. Christmas? ... Read More

Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors Dec. 05, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec. 8-14, 2019 It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much of the ... Read More

What's Your Sign? Nov. 28, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Dec.1-7, 2019 Anyone frequenting singles bars back in the 1970s or '80s has surely heard the... Read More

Planetary Dance at Dusk Nov. 21, 2019

Stargazers

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

The Forward March of Mercury Nov. 20, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The Mercury retrograde ends today. A few lingering effects are to be expected — an abandoned o... Read More

The Mysterious Case of Epsilon Aurigae Nov. 14, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 17-23, 2019 Ever since I was a youngster, I've been fascinated by how crime scene inves... Read More

A Backyard Time Machine Nov. 07, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 10-16, 2019 Nothing in the heavens appears as it is. It really is quite an illusion we ... Read More

A Rare Transit of Mercury Oct. 31, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 3-9, 2019 On Monday, Nov. 11, skywatchers throughout the U.S. and much of the Western H... Read More

Stargazing in Chile's Atacama Desert Oct. 27, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Patricia Woeber When next you wish upon a star, the place to be is in Chile's Atacama Desert. You... Read More

A Celestial Halloween Oct. 24, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2019 "Trick or treat!" Soon, we'll be hearing this phrase coming from a v... Read More

Find the Seventh Planet Oct. 17, 2019

Stargazers

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

From Minimoon to Supermoon Oct. 10, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Oct. 13-19, 2019 Several times a year, we hear big news about the supermoon — when the... Read More

The Smallest Constellations Sep. 19, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Sept. 22-28, 2019 Not all constellations are created equally. Few things illustrate this bet... Read More

The Queen and the Lizard Sep. 12, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Sept. 15-21, 2019 When leading my popular Borrego Night Sky Tours, I frequently encounter st... Read More

As the World Turns Sep. 05, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Sept. 8-14, 2019 We've all had those days where nothing seems to move. No matter where you g... Read More

A Colorful Stellar Pair Aug. 22, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Aug. 25-31, 2019 Summer is a wonderful time for stargazing. Not only is the nighttime weathe... Read More

How Bright Are the Stars? Aug. 15, 2019

Stargazers

Week of Aug. 18-24, 2019 Open any book or magazine about astronomy and you're likely to encounter th... Read More

Theme Park Sun Aug. 10, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

No one would have to set the record straight if the record were experienced in a linear fashion by a... Read More