August 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
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

“Gateway to the Stars” Jan 4 – The Seven Sisters!

Be sure and join us Saturday, January 4 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre for one the most popular topics of the year: The Pleiades Star Cluster (popularly known as “The Seven Sisters“).

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?

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 7 – The Andromeda Galaxy

Last month we saw how The Great Square of Pegasus can serve as an ideal guidepost to finding other bright stars and deep sky objects in the Autumn sky.

Robert Bigelow

A New Year and a New Moon

The first new moon of 2014 occurs on January 1. How often does a new moon occur on New Year’s Day?

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!