December 21st, 2014
New Moon
moon

All News

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Timelapse

Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Race Against the Clouds

On March 3, we spend from 1:30 pm to 5:00 a.m. scouting and then later, trying to get away from the clouds.

Seth Jarvis

Flyby Earth on Asteroid 2014 DX110

Space is a shooting gallery and our little blue planet is a target.  It’s as simple as that.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Tromso, Norway

Day 1 We arrived in Tromso, Norway to totally overcast conditions. After getting settled, we went out in the field as a good auroral substorm was in the works.

Mike Murray

“U2″ Show Returns!

After an almost 2-year hiatus, we are bringing back our “U2” Cosmic Light Show!

Seth Jarvis

Thinking About Buying a Telescope?

‘Tis the season that many people think that a telescope would make a great gift for a loved one or for the whole family.  And of course, you are smart to think that.  But what to buy?  Here is a…

Seth Jarvis

Farewell Comet ISON, We Hardly Knew Ye

Comet ISON’s 15 minutes of fame have come and gone. Come from… where?  Gone to… where?

Robert Bigelow

Leonid Meteors Versus the Moon

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 10:00 a.m. MST on Sunday, November 17.

Rob Morris

*UPDATE* Comet ISON Viewing Guide

UPDATE November 15, 2013: Comet ISON is now naked eye visible! 

Seth Jarvis

Solar Eclipse November 3? YES. Visible from Utah? NO.

Yes, there is a solar eclipse on the morning of Sunday, November 3rd. No, it will not be visible, even as a partial eclipse, to anyone west of the United States’ eastern seaboard. BUT…